Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “welcome”

welcome

verb [T]     /ˈwelkəm/
GREET B1 to greet someone who has arrived in a place: Both families were there to welcome us.Welcoming, greeting and greetings
LIKE B2 to be pleased about something and want it to happen: The decision was welcomed by everybody. I would welcome your advice.Backing, supporting and defendingDefending and protecting
(Definition of welcome verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definitions of “welcome” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

friendship

a situation in which two people are friends

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