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Meaning of "welcome" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD WELCOME

Changed (through influence of well1) from Old English wilcuma (agent noun referring to a welcome guest), wilcume (a greeting of welcome), from wilwill² + cuman to come.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF WELCOME

welcome  [ˈwɛlkəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WELCOME

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Welcome is a verb and can also act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb welcome in English.

WHAT DOES WELCOME MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of welcome in the English dictionary

The first definition of welcome in the dictionary is gladly and cordially received or admitted. Other definition of welcome is bringing pleasure or gratitude. Welcome is also freely permitted or invited.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO WELCOME

PRESENT

Present
I welcome
you welcome
he/she/it welcomes
we welcome
you welcome
they welcome
Present continuous
I am welcoming
you are welcoming
he/she/it is welcoming
we are welcoming
you are welcoming
they are welcoming
Present perfect
I have welcomed
you have welcomed
he/she/it has welcomed
we have welcomed
you have welcomed
they have welcomed
Present perfect continuous
I have been welcoming
you have been welcoming
he/she/it has been welcoming
we have been welcoming
you have been welcoming
they have been welcoming
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I welcomed
you welcomed
he/she/it welcomed
we welcomed
you welcomed
they welcomed
Past continuous
I was welcoming
you were welcoming
he/she/it was welcoming
we were welcoming
you were welcoming
they were welcoming
Past perfect
I had welcomed
you had welcomed
he/she/it had welcomed
we had welcomed
you had welcomed
they had welcomed
Past perfect continuous
I had been welcoming
you had been welcoming
he/she/it had been welcoming
we had been welcoming
you had been welcoming
they had been welcoming
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will welcome
you will welcome
he/she/it will welcome
we will welcome
you will welcome
they will welcome
Future continuous
I will be welcoming
you will be welcoming
he/she/it will be welcoming
we will be welcoming
you will be welcoming
they will be welcoming
Future perfect
I will have welcomed
you will have welcomed
he/she/it will have welcomed
we will have welcomed
you will have welcomed
they will have welcomed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been welcoming
you will have been welcoming
he/she/it will have been welcoming
we will have been welcoming
you will have been welcoming
they will have been welcoming
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would welcome
you would welcome
he/she/it would welcome
we would welcome
you would welcome
they would welcome
Conditional continuous
I would be welcoming
you would be welcoming
he/she/it would be welcoming
we would be welcoming
you would be welcoming
they would be welcoming
Conditional perfect
I would have welcome
you would have welcome
he/she/it would have welcome
we would have welcome
you would have welcome
they would have welcome
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been welcoming
you would have been welcoming
he/she/it would have been welcoming
we would have been welcoming
you would have been welcoming
they would have been welcoming
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you welcome
we let´s welcome
you welcome
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to welcome
Past participle
welcomed
Present Participle
welcoming
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WELCOME


Beckham
ˈbɛkəm
capsicum
ˈkæpsɪkəm
colchicum
ˈkɒltʃɪkəm
dinkum
ˈdɪŋkəm
high-income
ˌhaɪˈɪnkəm
hokum
ˈhəʊkəm
locum
ˈləʊkəm
Malcolm
ˈmælkəm
Markham
ˈmɑːkəm
Morecambe
ˈmɔːkəm
Newcomb
ˈnjuːkəm
practicum
ˈpræktɪkəm
Shechem
ˈʃɛkəm
skookum
ˈskuːkəm
talcum
ˈtælkəm
unwelcome
ʌnˈwɛlkəm
verbascum
vɜːˈbæskəm
viscum
ˈvɪskəm
Welkom
ˈwɛlkəm
Wykeham
ˈwɪkəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WELCOME

welch
welcher
welcomely
welcomeness
welcomer
welcoming
welcomingly
weld
weldability
weldable
welded tuft
welder
welding
welding rod
welding torch
weldless
weldment
weldmesh
Weldon
weldor

WORDS THAT END LIKE WELCOME

accrued income
become
cash income
come
disposable income
earned income
gross domestic income
hero´s welcome
income
investment income
kingdom come
lower-income
national income
outcome
outstay one´s welcome
overcome
overstay one´s welcome
per capita income
unearned income
wear out one´s welcome

Synonyms and antonyms of welcome in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WELCOME»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «welcome» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of welcome

Translation of «welcome» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WELCOME

Find out the translation of welcome to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of welcome from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «welcome» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

欢迎
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

recibimiento
570 millions of speakers

English

welcome
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आपका स्वागत है
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تَرْحِيب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

приветствие
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

boas-vindas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্বাগত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bienvenue
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Selamat datang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Willkommen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

歓迎
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

환영
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sambutan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự đón tiếp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வரவேற்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्वागत आहे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Hoşgeldiniz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

accoglienza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

powitanie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

привітання
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

primire
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καλωσόρισμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Welkom
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

välkomnande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

velkomst
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of welcome

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WELCOME»

The term «welcome» is very widely used and occupies the 874 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WELCOME» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «welcome» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «welcome» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about welcome

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «WELCOME»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word welcome.
1
Tom Allen
In this part of the world, only Maine gives winter the welcome and the worship it should have.
2
John James Audubon
Great men show politeness in a particular way; a smile suffices to assure you that you are welcome, and keep about their avocations as if you were a member of the family.
3
Emanuel Ax
We should welcome applause whenever it comes.
4
Mary Badham
Most of the performances I see on TV and in movies are so self-conscious and overacted. I would think a natural actress would be welcome.
5
Clare Balding
If you are fearful, a horse will back off. If you are calm and confident, it will come forward. For those who are often flattered or feared, the horse can be a welcome mirror of the best in human nature.
6
Amelia Barr
Kindness is always fashionable, and always welcome.
7
Gary Bauer
All of my judges will want to welcome every child into the world, give them a place at the table.
8
Jim Beaver
I welcome every chance I get to interact with fans. I've made some very close friendships amongst fans, and I look forward to seeing them.
9
Hal Borland
If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees.
10
Paul D. Boyer
It wasn't until late high school and early college that I gained enough size and skill to make me welcome on intramural basketball teams.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WELCOME»

Discover the use of welcome in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to welcome and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Welcome to the Dreamhouse: Popular Media and Postwar Suburbs
DIVHistorical and theoretical essays on television and media culture by a leading feminist studies scholar./div "Lynn Spigel's "Welcome to the Dreamhouse "is quite simply superb.
Lynn Spigel, 2001
2
My World - and Welcome to it
A book of humor and satire covers topics from baseball to Macbeth
James Thurber, 1970
3
Welcome to the Jungle: New Positions in Black Cultural Studies
The ten essays collected here examine new forms of cultural expression in black film, photography and visual art exerging with a new generation of black British artists, and interprets this prolific creativity within a sociological ...
Kobena Mercer, 2013
4
Welcome Teacher's Book: English for the Travel and Tourism ...
The second edition includes updated content, extensive practice in writing emails and further communication activities aimed specifically at busy professionals.
Leo Jones, 2005
5
Welcome to the Jungle: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know ...
I wrote this book because it’s the book I should have been given when I was diagnosed.” With chapters of advice on everything from how to get off the floor after the blow of a bipolar diagnosis to how to think about psychiatry and ...
Hilary T. Smith, 2010
6
The 4400: Welcome to Promise City
Based on the hit USA Network series The 4400, an original novel about a group of 4400 people taken out of their time and returned to the present day with special powers, only no one, including them, is sure if they are a force for good...or ...
Greg Cox, 2009
7
Welcome to Hospitality: An Introduction
New To This Edition: Expanded coverage of industry career opportunities, a comprehensive new chapter on the Gaming Industry, and expanded coverage of Events Management.
Kaye (Kye-Sung) Chon, Thomas Maier, 2009
8
Welcome to the Desert of the Real!: Five Essays on September ...
Probing beneath the level of TV punditry, Zizek offers a highly original and readable account that serves as a fascinating and insightful comprehension of the events of September 11.
Slavoj Žižek, 2002
9
Welcome Homeopathy
This book has dealt with ailments not amenable to allopathic treatment.
Dr.S.C.Madan, 2010
10
Welcome to Our Hillbrow: A Novel of Postapartheid South Africa
"First published by University of Natal Press ... Scottsville, South Africa, 2001"--T.p. verso.
Phaswane Mpe, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WELCOME»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term welcome is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Welcome to Riyadh-Sur-Mer
When the 79-year old Saudi monarch, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, picked the French Riviera as his summer vacation spot this year, he probably had in mind a ... «New York Times, Aug 15»
2
Welcome to Your Airbnb
OH, my gosh, welcome! So great to meet you! I'm Margot. This is my boyfriend, Claudio. Claudio doesn't talk much. He mostly speaks with his body. We're ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
3
Welcome To Sweden: “Scrapbook/Skidresa”
“Scrapbook/Skidresa” spends some needed time with Bruce and Emma, together...well, until Emma takes off on her own little mission to catch guest star Anja ... «A.V. Club Denver/Boulder, Jul 15»
4
Welcome, Everyone, to the Right to Marry
FOR an institution that has, especially in recent weeks and years, been subject to such extensive and vigorous public debate, marriage is strangely unknowable ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
5
Mischievous man uses roof to welcome airplanes to Cleveland …
When planes fly over the home of Milwaukee resident Mark Gubin, just miles from the Mitchell International Airport, passengers are treated to a friendly greeting ... «Today.com, Jun 15»
6
A Welcome Victory for Democracy in Turkey
Turkish voters reminded us on June 7 that Turkey is not Russia and that the country's authoritarian President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, can't simply become ... «TIME, Jun 15»
7
Welcome to the Age of Digital Imperialism
In March, the Culture Ministry of Thailand sent out an unusual communiqué. Women, it seems, both locals and tourists, were snapping pictures of their breasts ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
8
Welcome To Karachi review: Fun-filled moments make it a …
Ashish R Mohan, the director of Welcome To Karachi, was Rohit Shetty's assistant on many hit films before wielding the megaphone for 2012 film Khiladi 786. «Hindustan Times, May 15»
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Review: 'Welcome to This House,' the Private Life of a Poet
Welcome to This House,” Barbara Hammer's impressionistic yet informative portrait of the poet Elizabeth Bishop, certainly pays tribute to the towering literary ... «New York Times, May 15»
10
Review: 'Welcome to Me'
... television talk show in "Welcome to Me." Kristen Wiig plays a mentally ill lottery winner who uses her windfall to buy a television talk show in "Welcome to Me.". «Chicago Tribune, May 15»

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