Welcoming
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • welcoming — index receptive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • welcoming — wel|com|ing [ˈwelkəmıŋ] adj 1.) someone who is welcoming is friendly when you arrive in a place ▪ Everyone was very welcoming. ▪ Stephanie was standing at the door with a welcoming smile. 2.) a welcoming place is pleasant and makes you feel… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • welcoming — [[t]we̱lkəmɪŋ[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If someone is welcoming or if they behave in a welcoming way, they are friendly to you when you arrive somewhere, so that you feel happy and accepted. When we arrived at her house Susan was very welcoming... Her… …   English dictionary

  • welcoming — adjective a person or place that is welcoming makes you feel happy and relaxed when you meet them or arrive there: a welcoming smile | The room was bright and welcoming. | welcoming committee/party (=group of people who welcome someone) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • welcoming — wel|com|ing [ welkəmıŋ ] adjective friendly and pleasant, especially to someone who has just arrived at a place: The people are all so friendly and welcoming. It s a traditional hotel with a welcoming atmosphere …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • welcoming — UK [ˈwelkəmɪŋ] / US adjective friendly and pleasant, especially to someone who has just arrived at a place The people are all so friendly and welcoming. It s a traditional hotel with a welcoming atmosphere …   English dictionary

  • welcoming — adj. Welcoming is used with these nouns: ↑address, ↑arm, ↑atmosphere, ↑party …   Collocations dictionary

  • welcoming — adjective very cordial (Freq. 1) a welcoming smile • Similar to: ↑hospitable …   Useful english dictionary

  • welcoming — adjective hospitable, accessible and cordial …   Wiktionary

  • welcoming — Synonyms and related words: admissible, admissive, admissory, amiable, cordial, friendly, generous, genial, gracious, hearty, hospitable, imbibitory, ingestive, intromissive, intromittent, invitatory, inviting, liberal, neighborly, open,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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