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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WELCOME

"You are welcome to your opinion," returned Robert, indifferently.

Je suis tres honore—I am very honoured to welcome you, madame.

You are welcome to all the comfort you can find in your present situation.

If these guests were kin of his, they were welcome for his sake.

She would on her part make Aldonza welcome, and had no fears of not agreeing with her.

Mr. Randell, the Chairman of the Perth Municipality, read an address of welcome.

We do not dread, rather do we welcome, their progress in education and industry.

At her spontaneous act of welcome a light came into his eyes.

They were face to face, and it was hard to tell to which one of them the other was the least welcome.

The positive character of this prediction made it very, welcome.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English wilcuma, exclamation of kindly greeting, from earlier wilcuma (n.) "welcome guest," literally "one whose coming is in accord with another's will," from willa "pleasure, desire, choice" (see will (v.)) + cuma "guest," related to cuman (see come). Cf. Old High German willicomo, Middle Dutch wellecome. Meaning "entertainment or public reception as a greeting" is recorded from 1530. You're welcome as a formulaic response to thank you is attested from 1907. Welcome mat first recorded 1951; welcome wagon is attested from 1961.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR WELCOME

accept

verballow into group

accepting

verballow into group
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.