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English definition of “welcome”

welcome

noun (MEETING)    /ˈwel.kəm/
B1 [C or U] the way in which someone is met and spoken to when they arrive in a place: They were given a warm (= very friendly) welcome. The opposition leader returned to a hero's/heroine's welcome after seven years in exile. She referred to his previous visit in her speech of welcome/welcome speech.Meeting peopleOfficial meetings outstay/overstay your welcome C2 to stay too long: I left after two days - I didn't want to overstay my welcome.Staying and remainingWaiting
(Definition of welcome noun (MEETING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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