“Almost any other conservative with a pulse would be a welcomed improvement over Alexander,” the editors wrote.
He spoke of the death threats that had welcomed him upon his arrival in Memphis.
In important ways, Southerners were welcomed back into the union.
This week, the U.K. welcomed an official ambassador from the coalition, following the lead of France.
In 1960, Nice was one of the ports that welcomed refugees fleeing the Algerian war.
Major Phillips was welcomed with both hands and tucked into the car.
He, no doubt, expected to be welcomed in the warmest terms of commendation.
She said it smilingly, as if she welcomed her lot as a predestined old maid.
She kissed and welcomed him; but was afraid to ask him any questions.
The proponents of Marxism were welcomed into China as trusted friends.
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.