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welcome


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Welcome  \Wel"come\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Welcomed};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Welcoming}.]  [AS.  wilcumian.] 
  To  salute  with  kindness,  as  a  newcomer;  to  receive  and 
  entertain  hospitably  and  cheerfully;  as  to  welcome  a 
  visitor;  to  welcome  a  new  idea.  ``I  welcome  you  to  land.'' 
  --Addison. 
 
  Thus  we  salute  thee  with  our  early  song,  And  welcome 
  thee,  and  wish  thee  long.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Welcome  \Wel"come\,  a.  [OE.  welcome,  welcume,  wilcume  AS 
  wilcuma  a  welcome  guest,  from  wil-,  as  a  prefix,  akin  to 
  willa  will  +  cuma  a  comer,  fr  cuman  to  come  hence 
  properly,  one  who  comes  so  as  to  please  another's  will  cf 
  Icel.  velkominn  welcome,  G.  willkommen  See  {Will},  n.,  and 
  Come.] 
  1.  Received  with  gladness;  admitted  willingly  to  the  house, 
  entertainment,  or  company;  as  a  welcome  visitor. 
 
  When  the  glad  soul  is  made  Heaven's  welcome  guest. 
  --Cowper. 
 
  2.  Producing  gladness;  grateful;  as  a  welcome  present; 
  welcome  news  ``O,  welcome  hour!''  --Milton. 
 
  3.  Free  to  have  or  enjoy  gratuitously;  as  you  are  welcome  to 
  the  use  of  my  library. 
 
  Note:  Welcome  is  used  elliptically  for  you  are  welcome. 
  ``Welcome,  great  monarch,  to  your  own.''  --Dryden. 
 
  {Welcome-to-our-house}  (Bot.),  a  kind  of  spurge  ({Euphorbia 
  Cyparissias}).  --Dr.  Prior. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Welcome  \Wel"come\,  n. 
  1.  Salutation  to  a  newcomer.  ``Welcome  ever  smiles.''  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Kind  reception  of  a  guest  or  newcomer;  as  we  entered  the 
  house  and  found  a  ready  welcome. 
 
  His  warmest  welcome  at  an  inn.  --Shenstone. 
 
  Truth  finds  an  entrance  and  a  welcome  too  --South. 
 
  {To  bid  welcome},  to  receive  with  professions  of  kindness. 
 
  To  thee  and  thy  company  I  bid  A  hearty  welcome. 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  welcome 
  adj  :  giving  pleasure  or  satisfaction  or  received  with  pleasure  or 
  freely  granted;  "a  welcome  relief";  "a  welcome  guest"; 
  "made  the  children  feel  welcome";  "you  are  welcome  to 
  join  us"  [ant:  {unwelcome}] 
  n  1:  the  state  of  being  welcome;  "don't  outstay  your  welcome" 
  2:  a  greeting  or  reception;  "the  proposal  got  a  warm  welcome" 
  [syn:  {welcoming}] 
  v  1:  accept  gladly;  "I  welcome  your  proposals" 
  2:  bid  welcome  to  greet  upon  arrival  [syn:  {receive}]  [ant:  {say 
  farewell}] 
  3:  receive  someone  as  into  one's  house 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Welcome,  MD 
  Zip  code(s):  20693 
  Welcome,  MN  (city,  FIPS  69070) 
  Location:  43.66839  N,  94.61853  W 
  Population  (1990):  790  (327  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  56181 
  Welcome,  NC  (CDP,  FIPS  71760) 
  Location:  35.91085  N,  80.25420  W 
  Population  (1990):  3377  (1357  housing  units) 
  Area:  21.7  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Welcome,  SC  (CDP,  FIPS  75535) 
  Location:  34.82094  N,  82.45803  W 
  Population  (1990):  6560  (2713  housing  units) 
  Area:  11.8  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 




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