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welcome mat

n.
1. A mat, especially one having the word welcome on it, placed in front of a door to welcome visitors and to allow visitors a place to wipe their feet before entering.
2. Warm hospitality accorded to a guest in order to provide a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere: The city put out the welcome mat for the new baseball team.
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wel′come mat`


n.
1. a doormat, esp. one with the word “welcome” printed boldly on it.
2. an enthusiastic welcome: The company rolled out the welcome mat for the new president.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.welcome mat - a mat placed outside an exterior door for wiping the shoes before enteringwelcome mat - a mat placed outside an exterior door for wiping the shoes before entering
mat - a thick flat pad used as a floor covering
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