Complete Definition of "welcome"

English

Etymology
Old English wilcuma

Pronunciation
IPA|/�w�l.k�m/
SAMPA|/"welk@m/
audio|en-us-welcome.ogg|Audio (US)

Interjection
welcome

  1. Greeting|greeting given upon someone�s arrival.
Translations
trans-top|greeting given upon someone's arrival
Afrikaans: welkom!
Albanian: mirë se vjen!
Arabic:
ARchar|! Ø§Ù�Ù�ا Ù�سÙ�Ù�ا|Ø£Ù�Ù�اÙ� Ù�سÙ�Ù�اÙ� (â��áhlan wa-sáhlan)
Armenian: Õ¢Õ¡Ö�Õ« Õ£Õ¡Õ¬Õ¸Ö�Õ½Õ¿ (bari galust)
Aromanian: ghini vinishi
s, ghini vinit p
Azeri: xo� g�lmi�siniz!
Basque: ongi etorri!
Batak: menjuah-juah! horas!
Belarusian: вi�аем (vitaem), п��вi�анне (pryvita�ne)
Bosnian: dobrodošli!
Breton: degemer mat !
Bulgarian: доÐ~+mn~Ñ�е доÑ�Ñ�л (dobre došãl)
s, доÐ~+mn~Ñ�е доÑ�ли (dobre doÅ¡li) p
Catalan: benvingut!
m, benvinguda! f benvinguts p, benvingudes f|p
Cebuano: maayong pag-abot
Chechen: ма���а воаг�ийл (märsha wooghiil)
m, ма���а йог�ийл (märsha yooghiil) f, ма���а дог�ийла (märsha dooghiila) p
Cherokee: ������ (ulihebisdi)
Chinese:
Cornish: dynnargh dhis
Corsican: bonavinuta
Croatian: dobrodošli!
Czech: vítáme t�
(sg/informal), vítáme vás (pl/formal)
Danish: velkommen!
Dutch: welkom!
Esperanto: bonvenon!
Estonian: tere tulemast!
Ewe: wòe z�
s, miawoe z� p
Finnish: tervetuloa!
French: bienvenue !
Frisian: wolkom!
Gaelic:
Georgian: ������ ���� ������ ���������� (ket'ili ikos tkʼveni mobrżaneba) p, ������ ���� ���� ���������� (ket'ili ikos šeni mobrżaneba) s
German: willkommen!
Greek:
Greenlandic: tikilluarit
Guaraní: tereg�uahẽ porãite!, eguahé porá!
Hawaiian: aloha
Hebrew: !�ר�� ���|�ָּר�ּ�ְ �ַ�ָּ� (barúkh habá)
m, !�ר��� ���� (brukhá habáa) f, !�ר���� ����� (brukhím habaím) p, !�ר���ת ����ת (brukhót habaót) f|p
Hindi: स�वा�तम (sv�gatam), स�वा�त ह� (sv�gat hai)
Hungarian: isten hozott!
(less formal), isten hozta! (more formal), üdvözlet!
Icelandic: velkominn!
m, velkomin (f sg & mixed pl), velkomnir m|p, velkomnar f|p
Ido: bonveno
Igbo: nnoÌ~+mn~
Indonesian:
Inuktitut: ������ (arionngaipaa)
Interlingua: benvenite!
Italian: benvenuto!
m, benvenuta! f, benvenuti! p, benvenute! f|p, salve
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Japanese: ����� (y�koso), ��������� (irasshaimase), ������� (irasshai)
Jèrriais: séyiz les beinv'nu !, séyiz les beinv'nue !
f, séyiz les beinv'nus ! p
Judeo-Arabic: harif
Kazakh: Ò�оÑ� келдÑ�Ò£Ñ�з!, qoÅ� keldiÃ~+mn~iz!,
KUchar|��ش ���دٴ�ڭٴ�ز!
Khmer:
KMchar|�������� (swagum)
Korean:
ko-inline|� �����!|jal osyeotsimnida!, ����� (hwangyoeng-hamnida)
Kurdish:
:Sorani:
t|ku|بÙ�â��Ø®Û�Ø~+mn~بÛ�Û�|trba xêr bêi|scKUchars, t|ku|بÙ�â��Ø®Û�Ø~+mn~بÛ�Ù�|trbe xêr bên|scKUcharp
Latin: salve!
s, salvete! p
Latvian: laipni lūdzam!
p
Limburgish: wilkóm
Lithuanian: sveiki atvyk�
Lojban: fi'i
Luxembourgish: wëllkëmm! Wëllkomm
Malay: selamat datang
Malayalam: സ�വാ�ത� (svaagatham)
Maltese: merħba
M�ori: haere mai, nau mai
Marathi: स�वा�त �ह� (sv�gat �he)
Mi'kmaq: weltasualuleg
Mongolian: �ав�ай мо�илог��н (tavtai morilogtun)
Norwegian: velkommen
Occitan: benvenguts
Ojibwe: aaniin, boozhoo
Papiamentu: bon bini!
Persian:
FAchar|!خ�ش آ�د�د (khosh �madid)
Polish: witaj!
s, witajcie! p, witamy
Portuguese: bem-vindo!
m, bem-vinda! f, bem-vindos! p, bem-vindas! f|p
Punjabi: �� ��� ਨ�ੰ (jī �i� nūng)
Romanian: bine ai venit!
s, bine aţi venit! p, bun venit, bine ai venit
Russian: доÐ~+mn~Ñ�о пожаловаÑ�Ñ�! (dobró požálovatâ��)
Sanskrit: स�वा�तम� (svagatam)
Sardinian: bene bennios
Serbian:

Sicilian: binvinutu
Sindhi: SDchar|!Ú�Ù�Ù� ÚªØ~+mn~Ù� Ø¢Ù�ا (bhalie karay aaya)
Slovak: vitajte
Slovene: dobrodošel! m, dobrodošla! f, dobrodošli! p
Somali: soo dhowow
Spanish: ¡bienvenido! m, ¡bienvenida! f, bienvenidos p
Sukuma: tuliho!
Swahili: karibu!
Swedish: välkommen!, välkomna p
Tagalog: maligayang pagdating, Mabuhay
Tahitian: maeva, manava
Tatar: räxim itegez!
Telugu: à°¸à~+mn~�వాà°�à°¤à°� (svaagataM)
Thai: THchar|ยิà¸�à¸�ีà¸�à¹�อà¸�รà¸~+mn~à¸� (yindee dtôn ráp)
Tigrinya: ����� (genzebka = it is yours)
:: ���� ���� ���� (�nqwa� bdeHen meSa�ka = wonderful that you have arrived safely)
:: ���� ���� ���� (�nqwa� bdeHen SenaHka? = wonderful that you have stayed well [response to above])
Turkish: ho� geldiniz! p (formal), ho� geldin! s
Tz'utujil: utz epejtiik
Ukrainian: ла�каво п�о�имо! (laskavo prosimo)
Urdu: URchar|خ�ش آ�د�د (khush am�dīd)
Uyghur: !FAchar|خ�ش ��پس�ز (ho� kepsiz)
Uzbek: xush kelibsiz
Venetian: benvegnù m, benvegnesto m, benvegnùa f, benvegnesta f, benvegnùi m|p, benvegnesti m|p, benvegnùe f|p, benvegneste f|p
Vietnamese: xin chào!, chào!, hoan nghênh! �ược tiếp �i ân cần
Volapük: vekömö!
Walloon: benvnuwe
Welsh: croeso!, croeso, croeso cynnes iawn
Xhosa: namkelekile!
Yiddish: !װ��ק�� (wilkum) p, �ר����־����� (brukhim-haboim) s, �ר��־��� (borekh-habo)
Zulu: isibingelelo!, sawubona!, uwamkelekile
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Verb
en-verb|welcom|ing

  1. affirm or greet the arrival of someone, especially by saying "Welcome!".
  2. to accept something willingly or gladly

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Translations
trans-top|affirm or greet the arrival of someone
Bulgarian: п�иве���вам (privétstvam)
Catalan: ser benvingut (inf.), digueu benvinguts! (interj.)
Dutch: verwelkomen
Esperanto: bonvenigi
Finnish: toivottaa tervetullut|tervetulleeksi
Filipino: mabuhay
French: accueillir, souhaiter la bienvenue
Frisian: ferwolkomje
German: willkommen hei�en, begrü�en
Hungarian: üdvözöl, fogad
Indonesian: sambut|menyambut
Interlingua: dar le benvenita a
Italian: accogliere, dare il benvenuto
trans-mid
Japanese: ���� (������, kangei-surú)
Khmer: KMchar|���� (dordūul)
Korean: ko-inline|����|hwanyeonghada
Polish: wita�
Portuguese: dar as boas-vindas a
Romanian: întâmpina
Russian: п�иве���вова�� (privétstvovat�)
Slovene: izre�i dobrodošlica|dobrodošlico
Spanish: dar#Spanish|dar la bienvenida (a#Spanish|a)
Turkish: buyurmak
Welsh: croesawu
Vietnamese: chào (�ến), hoan nghênh
Volapük: vekömön
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trans-top|to accept willingly
Finnish: toivottaa tervetulleeksi
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Adjective
en-adj

  1. Whose arrival is a cause of joy.

Translations
trans-top|whose arrival is a cause of joy
Bulgarian: желан m, желана f, желано n, желани p (želan, želana, želano, želani)
Catalan: benvingut m, benvinguda f
Dutch: welkom, welkome, graag gezien
Esperanto: bonvena
Finnish: tervetullut
Filipino: mabuhay
French: bienvenue
German: willkommen
Hungarian: szívesen látott, kellemes
Indonesian: dielu-elukan
Interlingua: benvenite
trans-mid
Italian: benvenuto m
Portuguese: bem-vindo
Romanian: binevenit m, binevenit� f
Russian: желанн�й (želánnyj)
Serbian: željan, željna, željni, željno, poželjan, poželjna, poželjni, poželjno
Spanish: bienvenido, agradable
Slovene: dobrodošel m, dobrodošla f
Vietnamese: �ược hoan nghênh
Volapük: vekömik
Welsh: i'w groesawu m, i'w chroesawu f, i'w croesawu p
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Noun
en-noun

  1. The act of greeting someone�s arrival, especially by saying "Welcome!"; reception.
  2. The utterance of such a greeting.

Translations
trans-top|act of greeting someone�s arrival
Finnish: tervetulotoivotus, tervehtiminen, vastaanotto
trans-mid
Korean: ko-inline|��|hwanyeong
Slovene: dobrodošlica f
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trans-top|utterance of such a greeting
Finnish: tervetulotoivotus
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Slovene: dobrodošlica f
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ttbc|Bosnian: dobrodošlica f
ttbc|Bulgarian: п�ием (priem) m
ttbc|Catalan: benvinguda f
ttbc|Croatian: dobrodošlica f
ttbc|Dutch: welkom n
ttbc|Esperanto: bonveno
ttbc|German: Begrü�ung f, Empfang m, Gastfreundschaft f
ttbc|Hungarian: fogadtatás, üdvözlés
ttbc|Icelandic: móttökur f|p
ttbc|Interlingua: benvenita
ttbc|Italian: accoglienza f
trans-mid
ttbc|Polish: powitanie n
ttbc|Portuguese: boas-vindas f|p
ttbc|Romanian: urare de bunvenit
ttbc|Russian: п�и�м (prijóm) m
Serbian:

ttbc|Spanish: bienvenida f
ttbc|Swahili: makaribisho (1), salamu, maamkizi (2)
ttbc|Urdu: URchar|است�با� (istiqbâl), URchar|س�اگت (sv�gat)
ttbc|Vietnamese: sá»~+mn~ chào, sá»~+mn~ hoan nghênh (1), lá»�i chào, lá»�i hoan nghênh (2)
ttbc|Volapük: veköm
ttbc|Welsh: croeso m
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