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adjective welcome pronunciation in British English /ˈwelkəm/
  1. 1
    if you are welcome, or are a welcome visitor at a place, people are pleased that you are there

    Your friends are always welcome here.

    Pat was a very welcome guest.

    make someone welcome:

    It’s a beautiful place – you will be made very welcome.

    1. a.
      if something is welcome, people are happy about it because it is pleasant or because they need it

      The early flowers are a welcome sight.

      The sunny weather was a welcome bonus.

      A cold drink would be very welcome.

      welcome to:

      This year’s bonus will be welcome to those on lower incomes.

  2. 2
    if someone tells you that you are welcome to do something, they are saying that you may do it if you want to

    Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting.

    more than welcome (=very welcome):

    You’re more than welcome to stay overnight.


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