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1welcome/ˈwɛlkəm/interjection
1welcome
/ˈwɛlkəm/
interjection
Learner's definition of WELCOME  
— used as a friendly greeting to someone who has arrived at a place

welcome to the club

— see 1club
2welcome/ˈwɛlkəm/adjective
2welcome
/ˈwɛlkəm/
adjective
Learner's definition of WELCOME  
[more welcome; most welcome]
: giving someone happiness or pleasure
— used to say that you are happy to have someone come to and stay in a place (such as your home)
— used to say that someone can have or take something because you do not want it yourself — + to
   b  — used to say that someone can certainly do or use something if he or she wants to — followed by to + verb

you're welcome

— used as a response to someone who has thanked you
3welcome/ˈwɛlkəm/verb
welcomeswelcomedwelcoming
3welcome
/ˈwɛlkəm/
verb
welcomeswelcomedwelcoming
Learner's definition of WELCOME  
[+ object]
: to greet (someone) in a warm and friendly manner
: to receive or accept (something) with happiness or pleasure
4welcome/ˈwɛlkəm/noun
pluralwelcomes
4welcome
/ˈwɛlkəm/
noun
pluralwelcomes
Learner's definition of WELCOME  
[count]
: the way in which someone is greeted — sometimes used figuratively

outstay/overstay your welcome

orwear out your welcome
: to be no longer welcome to stay in a place because you have stayed too long, been impolite, etc.
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