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1 welcome /ˈwɛlkəm/ interjection
1 welcome
/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
2 welcome /ˈwɛlkəm/ adjective
2 welcome
/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
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
3 welcome /ˈwɛlkəm/ verb
welcomes; welcomed; welcoming
3 welcome
/ˈwɛlkəm/
verb
welcomes; welcomed; welcoming
Learner's definition of WELCOME
[+ object]
: to greet (someone) in a warm and friendly manner
: to receive or accept (something) with happiness or pleasure
4 welcome /ˈwɛlkəm/ noun
plural welcomes
4 welcome
/ˈwɛlkəm/
noun
plural welcomes
Learner's definition of WELCOME
[count]
: the way in which someone is greeted
sometimes used figuratively

outstay/overstay your welcome

or wear 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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