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

Definitions of welcoming word

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

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Origin of welcoming

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 Welcoming


welcoming 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.

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Synonyms for welcoming

adjective welcoming

  • friendly — characteristic of or befitting a friend; showing friendship: a friendly greeting.
  • warm — having or giving out a moderate degree of heat, as perceived by the senses: a warm bath.
  • hospitable — receiving or treating guests or strangers warmly and generously: a hospitable family.
  • convivial — Convivial people or occasions are pleasant, friendly, and relaxed.
  • openhearted — Frank and candid.

noun welcoming

  • greeting — the act or words of a person who greets.

Antonyms for welcoming

adjective welcoming

  • unwelcome — a kindly greeting or reception, as to one whose arrival gives pleasure: to give someone a warm welcome.

noun welcoming

  • expulsion — The action of depriving someone of membership in an organization.
  • brush-off — a refusal to talk or listen to someone; abrupt or final dismissal or rebuff.
  • disbarment — to expel from the legal profession or from the bar of a particular court.
  • kiss off — an act or instance of kissing.
  • eviction — The action of expelling someone, especially a tenant, from a property; expulsion.

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