welcome mat Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “welcome mat” in the English Dictionary

"welcome mat" in British English

See all translations

welcome matnoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​smallpiece of ​strongmaterial with "​welcome" written on it that is put on the ​floor by the ​door to ​greetpeople as they come in: figurative A new ​immigrationlawmeans the US will be dusting off thewelcomemat for (= will be ​ready to ​welcome)famouspeople who ​want to ​live in the ​country.figurative We had ​better put thewelcomemat out (= be ​ready to ​welcome) if ​yourmother is coming to ​visit.
(Definition of welcome mat from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “welcome mat”
in Chinese (Simplified) (有“欢迎光临”字样的)门毡…
in Chinese (Traditional) (有「歡迎光臨」字樣的)門氈…
What is the pronunciation of welcome mat?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

costume

the set of clothes typical of a particular country or period of history, or suitable for a particular activity

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More