Word of the Day: Welcome
wel-come / ˈwel-kəm
- to greet hospitably and enthusiastically
Welcome every morning with a smile.
Og Mandino, 1923-1996
- to accept or receive happily
And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.
Paraphrased from a letter to Clara Rilke, dated January 1, 1907, from Rainer Maria Rilke, 1875-1926
- (used to express greeting)
Welcome, my old friend, welcome to a foreign fireside.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1807-1882
- a greeting upon arrival
to the future.
Anthony de Mello, 1931-1987
- the state of being received happily
Thanks to photography, some memories overstay their welcome.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, ?-
- happily received into a place, companionship, etc.
A mule laden with gold is welcome at every castle.
- received with delight, especially as pertains to need
Giving encouragement to others is a most welcome gift, for the results of it are lifted spirits, increased self-worth, and a hopeful future.
Florence Littauer, 1928-
- admitted or allowed
Guests are welcome to come and go as they please, watching as much of each performance as they would like.
- without obligation to return a favor – used in combination as a response to an expression of thanks
Over the past century, “you’re welcome” has evolved to connote that it’s my pleasure to help you or “you are welcome to my help,” which we tend to say more directly in other languages like Spanish and French (“the pleasure is mine,” “it was nothing,” “no problem”).
Adam Grant, ?-, https://www.huffpost.com/entry/pay-it-forward_b_4270340