“welcome to the New World,” Ryan tells Ramius at the end of the movie.
Mixed messages are not welcome at this juncture in the campaign, from now until November.
For now, I suspect those of us who know President Bush best are simply glad to welcome him home to Texas.
Old English wilcuma, exclamation of kindly greeting, from earlier wilcuma (n.) "welcome guest," literally "one whose coming is in accord with another's will," from willa "pleasure, desire, choice" (see will (v.)) + cuma "guest," related to cuman (see come). Cf. Old High German willicomo, Middle Dutch wellecome. Meaning "entertainment or public reception as a greeting" is recorded from 1530. You're welcome as a formulaic response to thank you is attested from 1907. Welcome mat first recorded 1951; welcome wagon is attested from 1961.
Old English wilcumian, from wilcuma (see welcome (n.)). Related: Welcomed; welcoming.