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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 welcomes word

  • noun welcomes a kindly greeting or reception, as to one whose arrival gives pleasure: to give someone a warm welcome. 1
  • verb with object welcomes to greet the arrival of (a person, guests, etc.) with pleasure or kindly courtesy. 1
  • verb with object welcomes to receive or accept with pleasure; regard as pleasant or good: to welcome a change. 1
  • verb with object welcomes 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 welcomes gladly received, as one whose arrival gives pleasure: a welcome visitor. 1
  • adjective welcomes agreeable, as something arriving, occurring, or experienced: a welcome rest. 1

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Origin of welcomes

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 Welcomes


welcomes 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.
According to our data about 57% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

welcomes usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for welcomes

verb welcomes

  • meets — An organized event at which a number of races or other sporting contests are held.
  • cheers — a drinking toast
  • embraces — Plural form of embrace.
  • flags — flagstone (def 1).
  • hugs — Haskell User's Gofer System

noun welcomes

  • greetings — A polite word or sign of welcome or recognition.
  • salutations — the act of saluting.
  • acceptances — a list of horses accepted as starters in a race
  • handshakes — Plural form of handshake.
  • hellos — Plural form of hello.

adjective welcomes

Antonyms for welcomes

verb welcomes

noun welcomes

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