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.
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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
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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"
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welcoming

adjective
Easily approached:
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

welcoming

[ˈwɛlkəmɪŋ] adj [person] → accueillant(e); [speech] → de bienvenue; [place, atmosphere] → accueillant(e)
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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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

welcoming

[ˈwɛlkəmɪŋ] adjaccogliente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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!'
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References in periodicals archive ?
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Haltwhistle Jubilee lead the Second Division on goal difference from Blyth FC and AFC Newbiggin with the Jubilee welcoming Seaton Sluice.
Maguire himself spoke how he was looking forward to meeting his new team-mates, and the likes of David de Gea and England team-mate Marcus Rashford welcoming the centre-back to Old Trafford.
"Everyone knows how welcoming this church is no matter who you are or where you are from.
CHESTER'S Welcome Ambassadors are celebrating a milestone after welcoming 100,000 visitors to the city centre.
On March 22, 2015 the membership of Prince of Peace United Methodist Church in Elk Grove Village voted to join a network of hundreds of Methodist churches (RMN) in welcoming the full participation of all persons, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity into the life and mission of the church.
Stirling is Britain's most welcoming city for tourists, according to a new report.
Analyst said Imran Khan welcoming the guest at the airbase and then driving him to the PM house highlighted the importance of the visit.
Welcoming the 'Quantico' star to his family, Nick Jonas' elder brother and singer, Joe Jonas, posted an adorable picture of the couple, writing, "I couldn't be happier for my brother.
The new Paisley Welcomes programme will train people who have roles welcoming visitors to Paisley including volunteers and hospitality and leisure workers to retail staff and taxi drivers.
LAHORE -- PML-N president Mian Shahbaz Sharif has said they are not scared of jails adding welcoming Nawaz Sharif is their legal and constitutional right.