To welcome is to happily receive a thing or a person. This word is used for information that makes us happy, objects that make our lives easier, and people who visit or move to a place.
The word "welcome" can be used as a verb:
- We welcome you.
- The teacher welcomes students as they enter the classroom.
- A hotel clerk welcomes guests when they check in.
- Store employees welcome customers as they arrive.
- Residents of the drought-stricken area welcomed the forecast of heavy rain.
- The guests were welcomed by the hosts.
- The United States welcomes millions of people who visit or arrive as immigrants.
- The Statue of Liberty welcomes visitors and new residents when they pass through New York City.
This word can also be used as an adjective:
- The wedding announcement was welcome news.
- You are welcome to browse through the store.
- The travelers are welcome to stay the night instead of driving through the storm.
- The baby is a welcome addition to the family.
- A welcome mat greets people as they arrive at a person’s home.
- A welcoming committee sent a basket of fruit and some flowers to the people who moved into the neighborhood.
When someone says "thank-you," a polite response is "you’re welcome."
- A: Thanks for helping me.
- B: You’re welcome.
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June 22, 2015