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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wel-kuh m]
    • /ˈwɛl kəm/
    • /ˈwel.kəm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel-kuh m]
    • /ˈwɛl kəm/

Definitions of welcomed word

  • noun welcomed a kindly greeting or reception, as to one whose arrival gives pleasure: to give someone a warm welcome. 1
  • verb with object welcomed to greet the arrival of (a person, guests, etc.) with pleasure or kindly courtesy. 1
  • verb with object welcomed to receive or accept with pleasure; regard as pleasant or good: to welcome a change. 1
  • verb with object welcomed to meet, accept, or receive (an action, challenge, person, etc.) in a specified, especially unfriendly, manner: They welcomed him with hisses and catcalls. 1
  • adjective welcomed gladly received, as one whose arrival gives pleasure: a welcome visitor. 1
  • adjective welcomed agreeable, as something arriving, occurring, or experienced: a welcome rest. 1

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Origin of welcomed

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English < Scandinavian; compare Old Norse velkominn, equivalent to vel well1 + kominn come (past participle); replacing Old English wilcuma one who is welcome, equivalent to wil- welcome (see will2) + cuma comer

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Parts of speech for Welcomed


welcomed popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 94% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

welcomed usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for welcomed

adjective welcomed

  • received — generally or traditionally accepted; conventional; standard: a received moral idea.
  • accepted — Accepted ideas are agreed by most people to be correct or reasonable.
  • greeted — to lament; bewail.
  • agreeable — If something is agreeable, it is pleasant and you enjoy it.
  • gratifying — tending to gratify; giving or causing satisfaction; pleasing.

Antonyms for welcomed

adjective welcomed

  • grody — repulsive; disgusting; nauseating.
  • dreadful — causing great dread, fear, or terror; terrible: a dreadful storm.
  • godawful — extremely dreadful or shocking: What a God-awful thing to say!
  • dread — to fear greatly; be in extreme apprehension of: to dread death.

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