Complete Definition of "welcome"

English

Etymology
Old English wilcuma

Pronunciation
IPA|/ˈwɛl.kəm/
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 وسهلا|أهلاً وسهلاً (’áhlan wa-sáhlan)
Armenian: բարի գալուստ (bari galust)
Aromanian: ghini vinishi s, ghini vinit p
Azeri: xoş gəlmişsiniz!
Basque: ongi etorri!
Batak: menjuah-juah! horas!
Belarusian: вiтаем (vitaem), прывiтанне (pryvitańne)
Bosnian: dobrodošli!
Breton: degemer mat !
Bulgarian: добре дошъл (dobre došãl) s, добре дошли (dobre došli) p
Catalan: benvingut! m, benvinguda! f benvinguts p, benvingudes f|p
Cebuano: maayong pag-abot
Chechen: маьрша воагӀийл (märsha wooghiil) m, маьрша йогӀийл (märsha yooghiil) f, маьрша догӀийла (märsha dooghiila) p
Cherokee: ᎤᎵᎮᎵᏍᏗ (ulihebisdi)
Chinese:
Cornish: dynnargh dhis
Corsican: bonavinuta
Croatian: dobrodošli!
Czech: vítáme tě (sg/informal), vítáme vás (pl/formal)
Danish: velkommen!
Dutch: welkom!
Esperanto: bonvenon!
Estonian: tere tulemast!
Ewe: wòe zɔ s, miawoe zɔ p
Finnish: tervetuloa!
French: bienvenue !
Frisian: wolkom!
Gaelic:
Georgian: კეთილი იყოს თქვენი მობრძანება (ket'ili ikos tkʼveni mobrżaneba) p, კეთილი იყოს შენი მობრძანება (ket'ili ikos šeni mobrżaneba) s
German: willkommen!
Greek:
Greenlandic: tikilluarit
Guaraní: tereg̃uahẽ porãite!, eguahé porá!
Hawaiian: aloha
Hebrew: !ברוך הבא|בָּרוּךְ הַבָּא (barúkh habá) m, !ברוכה הבאה (brukhá habáa) f, !ברוכים הבאים (brukhím habaím) p, !ברוכות הבאות (brukhót habaót) f|p
Hindi: स्वागतम (svāgatam), स्वागत है (svāgat 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: nno̱
Indonesian:
Inuktitut: ᐊᕆᐅᙵᐃᐹ (arionngaipaa)
Interlingua: benvenite!
Italian: benvenuto! m, benvenuta! f, benvenuti! p, benvenute! f|p, salve
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Japanese: ようこそ! (yōkoso), いらっしゃいませ! (irasshaimase), いらっしゃい! (irasshai)
Jèrriais: séyiz les beinv'nu !, séyiz les beinv'nue ! f, séyiz les beinv'nus ! p
Judeo-Arabic: harif
Kazakh: қош келдіңіз!, qoş keldiñiz!, KUchar|قوش كەلدٴىڭٴىز!
Khmer: KMchar|ស្វាគមន៍ (swagum)
Korean: ko-inline|잘 오셨습니다!|jal osyeotsimnida!, 환영합니다 (hwangyoeng-hamnida)
Kurdish:
:Sorani: t|ku|به‌خێربێی|trba xêr bêi|scKUchar s, t|ku|به‌خێربێن|trbe xêr bên|scKUchar p
Latin: salve! s, salvete! p
Latvian: laipni lūdzam! p
Limburgish: wilkóm
Lithuanian: sveiki atvykę
Lojban: fi'i
Luxembourgish: wëllkëmm! Wëllkomm
Malay: selamat datang
Malayalam: സ്വാഗതം (svaagatham)
Maltese: merħba
Māori: haere mai, nau mai
Marathi: स्वागत आहे (svāgat āhe)
Mi'kmaq: weltasualuleg
Mongolian: тавтай морилогтун (tavtai morilogtun)
Norwegian: velkommen
Occitan: benvenguts
Ojibwe: aaniin, boozhoo
Papiamentu: bon bini!
Persian: FAchar|!خوش آمدید (khosh āmadid)
Polish: witaj! s, witajcie! p, witamy
Portuguese: bem-vindo! m, bem-vinda! f, bem-vindos! p, bem-vindas! f|p
Punjabi: ਜੀ ਆਇਆ ਨੂੰ (jī āiā nūng)
Romanian: bine ai venit! s, bine aţi venit! p, bun venit, bine ai venit
Russian: добро пожаловать! (dobró požálovat’)
Sanskrit: स्वागतम् (svagatam)
Sardinian: bene bennios
Serbian:

Sicilian: binvinutu
Sindhi: SDchar|!ڀلي ڪري آيا (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: స్వాగతం (svaagataM)
Thai: THchar|ยินดีต้อนรับ (yindee dtôn ráp)
Tigrinya: ገንዘብካ (genzebka = it is yours)
:: እንቋዕ ብደሐን መጻእካ (ənqwaˋ bdeHen meSaəka = wonderful that you have arrived safely)
:: እንቋዕ ብድሐን ጸናሕካ (ənqwaˋ bdeHen SenaHka? = wonderful that you have stayed well [response to above])
Turkish: hoş geldiniz! p (formal), hoş geldin! s
Tz'utujil: utz epejtiik
Ukrainian: ласкаво просимо! (laskavo prosimo)
Urdu: URchar|خوش آمديد (khush amādīd)
Uyghur: !FAchar|خۇش كەپسىز (hoş 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! được tiếp đi ân cần
Volapük: vekömö!
Walloon: benvnuwe
Welsh: croeso!, croeso, croeso cynnes iawn
Xhosa: namkelekile!
Yiddish: !װילקום (wilkum) p, ברוכים־הבאים (brukhim-haboim) s, ברוך־הבא (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: приветствам (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 heißen, begrüßen
Hungarian: üdvözöl, fogad
Indonesian: sambut|menyambut
Interlingua: dar le benvenita a
Italian: accogliere, dare il benvenuto
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Japanese: 歓迎する (かんげいする, kangei-surú)
Khmer: KMchar|ទទួល (dordūul)
Korean: ko-inline|환영하다|hwanyeonghada
Polish: witać
Portuguese: dar as boas-vindas a
Romanian: întâmpina
Russian: приветствовать (privétstvovat’)
Slovene: izreči dobrodošlica|dobrodošlico
Spanish: dar#Spanish|dar la bienvenida (a#Spanish|a)
Turkish: buyurmak
Welsh: croesawu
Vietnamese: chào (đến), 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
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Italian: benvenuto m
Portuguese: bem-vindo
Romanian: binevenit m, binevenită f
Russian: желанный (želánnyj)
Serbian: željan, željna, željni, željno, poželjan, poželjna, poželjni, poželjno
Spanish: bienvenido, agradable
Slovene: dobrodošel m, dobrodošla f
Vietnamese: được 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
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Korean: ko-inline|환영|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: прием (priem) m
ttbc|Catalan: benvinguda f
ttbc|Croatian: dobrodošlica f
ttbc|Dutch: welkom n
ttbc|Esperanto: bonveno
ttbc|German: Begrüßung f, Empfang m, Gastfreundschaft f
ttbc|Hungarian: fogadtatás, üdvözlés
ttbc|Icelandic: móttökur f|p
ttbc|Interlingua: benvenita
ttbc|Italian: accoglienza f
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ttbc|Polish: powitanie n
ttbc|Portuguese: boas-vindas f|p
ttbc|Romanian: urare de bunvenit
ttbc|Russian: приём (prijóm) m
Serbian:

ttbc|Spanish: bienvenida f
ttbc|Swahili: makaribisho (1), salamu, maamkizi (2)
ttbc|Urdu: URchar|استقبال (istiqbâl), URchar|سواگت (svāgat)
ttbc|Vietnamese: sự chào, sự hoan nghênh (1), lời chào, lời hoan nghênh (2)
ttbc|Volapük: veköm
ttbc|Welsh: croeso m
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