welcoming


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wel·come

 (wĕl′kəm)
adj.
1. Received with pleasure and hospitality into one's company or home: a welcome guest.
2. Giving pleasure or satisfaction; agreeable or gratifying: a welcome respite from hard work.
3. Cordially or willingly permitted or invited: You are welcome to join us.
4. Used in the expression you're welcome to acknowledge an expression of gratitude.
n.
1. A cordial greeting or hospitable reception given to an arriving person.
2. A reception upon arrival: gave the stranger an unfriendly welcome.
3. The state of being welcome: Don't overstay your welcome.
tr.v. wel·comed, wel·com·ing, wel·comes
1. To greet, receive, or entertain (another or others) cordially or hospitably.
2. To receive or accept gladly: would welcome a little privacy.
interj.
Used to greet cordially a visitor or recent arrival.
Idiom:
wear out (one's) welcome
To visit so often or stay so long as to become a nuisance.

[Middle English, alteration (influenced by wel, well) of Old English wilcuma, welcome guest, welcome; see gwā- in Indo-European roots.]

wel′come·ly adv.
wel′come·ness n.
wel′com·er n.

welcoming

(ˈwɛlkəmɪŋ)
adj
1. behaving in a friendly way to someone arriving somewhere, so that they feel happy and accepted
2. bidding welcome
3. warm and comfortable
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.welcoming - very cordialwelcoming - very cordial; "a welcoming smile"  
hospitable - disposed to treat guests and strangers with cordiality and generosity; "a good-natured and hospitable man"; "a hospitable act"; "hospitable invitations"

welcoming

adjective
Easily approached:
Translations
تَرْحيبيَّه
hjerteligvarm
üdvözlõ
vinalegur, fagnandi, gestrisinn
buyur edicidostça

welcoming

[ˈwelkəmɪŋ] ADJ
1. [smile] → amable, cordial; [place, atmosphere] → acogedor
to be welcoming to sbser acogedor or cordial con algn
2. [ceremony, banquet, speech] → de bienvenida
welcoming party or committeecomité m de bienvenida

welcoming

[ˈwɛlkəmɪŋ] adj [person] → accueillant(e); [speech] → de bienvenue; [place, atmosphere] → accueillant(e)

welcoming

adjzur Begrüßung; smile, gesture, house, room, pubeinladend; welcoming ceremonyBegrüßungszeremonie f; welcoming speechBegrüßungsrede f; to be welcoming to somebody (person) → jdn freundlich empfangen; a welcoming cup of tea was on the table for hereine Tasse Tee stand zu ihrer Begrüßung auf dem Tisch; a welcoming fire blazed in the hearth when he arrivedein warmes Feuer begrüßte ihn bei seiner Ankunft; the crowds raised a welcoming cheer for himdie Menge jubelte ihm zur Begrüßung zu

welcoming

[ˈwɛlkəmɪŋ] adjaccogliente

welcome

(ˈwelkəm) adjective
received with gladness and happiness. She will make you welcome; He is a welcome visitor at our house; The extra money was very welcome; The holiday made a welcome change.
noun
reception; hospitality. We were given a warm welcome.
verb
to receive or greet with pleasure and gladness. We were welcomed by our hosts; She will welcome the chance to see you again.
interjection
used to express gladness at someone's arrival. Welcome to Britain!
ˈwelcoming adjective
a welcoming smile.
be welcome to
to be gladly given permission to (have, do or accept something). You're welcome to stay as long as you wish.
you're welcome!
(especially American) that's quite all right, no thanks are necessary. `Thanks !' `You're welcome!'
References in classic literature ?
As they came up onto the stone plateau that crowns the hill, Amy waved her hand as if welcoming him to her favorite haunt, and said, pointing here and there, "Do you remember the Cathedral and the Corso, the fishermen dragging their nets in the bay, and the lovely road to Villa Franca, Schubert's Tower, just below, and best of all, that speck far out to sea which they say ils Corsica?
Certain it was that she was to come; and that Highbury, instead of welcoming that perfect novelty which had been so long promised itMr.
A joyous stir was now audible in the hall: gentlemen's deep tones and ladies' silvery accents blent harmoniously together, and distinguishable above all, though not loud, was the sonorous voice of the master of Thornfield Hall, welcoming his fair and gallant guests under its roof.
The whole household need not witness the sight of your welcoming a runaway servant as a brother.
I'm obleeged to you, sir, for your welcoming manner of me.
Of course you do," I answered, eagerly welcoming the significant announcement; "and if you'll allow me to say so, I think I understand more about the whole situation than either of you, bachelor though unfortunately I am.
Not so did Sancho Panza spend it, for having his stomach full of something stronger than chicory water he made but one sleep of it, and, if his master had not called him, neither the rays of the sun beating on his face nor all the cheery notes of the birds welcoming the approach of day would have had power to waken him.
After the manner of frontier hospitality the globe round he met the newcomer at the gate, welcoming him even before he had dismounted.
Caderousse's hands still grasped the gold and bank-notes, and La Carconte called up her sweetest smiles while welcoming the reappearance of their guest.
At last they spied him out, and, gladly welcoming him, bade him join in their dance.
With a strange welcoming of the familiar I saw also Cesar amongst them, and recognised Dominic's old, well-known, effective gesture, the horizontal sweep of his powerful arm.
After welcoming him to the shore, Jimmy went on to tell him how that he knew all about our having run away from the ship, and being among the Typees.