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. [1913 Webster]

Thus we salute thee with our early song, And welcome thee, and wish thee long. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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