To salute with kindness, as a newcomer; to receive and entertain hospitably and cheerfully; as, to welcome a visitor; to welcome a new idea.
Salutation to a newcomer.
Received with gladness; admitted willingly to the house, entertainment, or company; as, a welcome visitor.
Producing gladness; grateful; as, a welcome present; welcome news.
Kind reception of a guest or newcomer; as, we entered the house and found a ready welcome.
Free to have or enjoy gratuitously; as, you are welcome to the use of my library.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
weld \weld\, n. the state of being welded; the joint made by welding.
to bid welcome