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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 wel·come /ˈwɛlkəm/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wel·come, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Welcomed p. pr. & vb. n. Welcoming.]  To salute with kindness, as a newcomer; to receive and entertain hospitably and cheerfully; as, to welcome a visitor; to welcome a new idea.  “I welcome you to land.”
 Thus we salute thee with our early song,
 And welcome thee, and wish thee long.   --Milton.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wel·come a.
 1. Received with gladness; admitted willingly to the house, entertainment, or company; as, a welcome visitor.
    When the glad soul is made Heaven's welcome guest.   --Cowper.
 2. Producing gladness; grateful; as, a welcome present; welcome news.  “O, welcome hour!”
 3. Free to have or enjoy gratuitously; as, you are welcome to the use of my library.
 Note:Welcome is used elliptically for you are welcome. Welcome, great monarch, to your own.”
 Welcome-to-our-house Bot., a kind of spurge (Euphorbia Cyparissias).

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wel·come, n.
 1. Salutation to a newcomer.  Welcome ever smiles.”
 2. Kind reception of a guest or newcomer; as, we entered the house and found a ready welcome.
    His warmest welcome at an inn.   --Shenstone.
    Truth finds an entrance and a welcome too.   --South.
 To bid welcome, to receive with professions of kindness.
 To thee and thy company I bid
 A hearty welcome.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : giving pleasure or satisfaction or received with pleasure or
            freely granted; "a welcome relief"; "a welcome guest";
            "made the children feel welcome"; "you are welcome to
            join us" [ant: unwelcome]
      n 1: the state of being welcome; "don't outstay your welcome"
      2: a greeting or reception; "the proposal got a warm welcome"
      v 1: accept gladly; "I welcome your proposals"
      2: bid welcome to; greet upon arrival [syn: receive] [ant: say
      3: receive someone, as into one's house