A hearty, hospitable reception or greeting, as in We got a very warm welcome when we finally arrived. This expression, dating from the mid-1700s, should not be confused with the similar warm reception, which from about 1700 signified a hostile welcome, as in His rivals were planning a warm reception for him.
|a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
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