Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “welcome mat”

welcome mat

noun [C]    
a small piece of strong material with 'Welcome' written on it that is put on the floor by the door to greet people as they come in: figurative A new immigration law means the US will be dusting off the welcome mat for (= will be ready to welcome) famous people who want to live in the country.figurative We had better put the welcome mat out (= be ready to welcome), if your mother is coming to visit.Carpets, rugs and other floor coverings
(Definition of welcome mat noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of welcome mat

Translations of “welcome mat”

Word of the Day

warm-up

something that you do to prepare yourself for an activity, especially gentle exercises before a physical activity

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More