bid welcome

welcome hospitably, receive cordially

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • To bid welcome — Welcome Wel come, n. [1913 Webster] 1. Salutation to a newcomer. Welcome ever smiles. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Kind reception of a guest or newcomer; as, we entered the house and found a ready welcome. [1913 Webster] His warmest welcome at an inn …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Welcome — Wel come, n. [1913 Webster] 1. Salutation to a newcomer. Welcome ever smiles. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Kind reception of a guest or newcomer; as, we entered the house and found a ready welcome. [1913 Webster] His warmest welcome at an inn.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • welcome — [wel′kəm] adj. [ME welcume, altered by assoc. with wel, WELL2 (as if transl. of OFr bien venu) < wilcume < OE wilcuma, orig. n., a welcome guest < willa, pleasure, WILL1 + cuma, guest < cuman, to COME] 1. gladly and cordially received …   English World dictionary

  • welcome — [adj] gladly received acceptable, accepted, agreeable, appreciated, cherished, congenial, contenting, cordial, delightful, desirable, desired, esteemed, favorable, genial, good, grateful, gratifying, honored, invited, nice, pleasant, pleasing,… …   New thesaurus

  • welcome — I. n. 1. Greeting, salutation. 2. Kind reception. II. v. a. Greet, receive, bid welcome. III. a. 1. Gladly received or entertained, admitted with pleasure. 2. Acceptable, pleasing, agreeable, pleasant, grateful, gratifying …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Bid Euchre — Origin United States Alternative name(s) Hoss, Pfeffer, Fifer …   Wikipedia

  • Bid — (b[i^]d), v. t. [imp. {Bade} (b[a^]d), {Bid}, (Obs.) {Bad}; p. p. {Bidden}, {Bid}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bidding}.] [OE. bidden, prop to ask, beg, AS. biddan; akin to OS. biddian, Icel. bi[eth]ja, OHG. bittan, G. bitten, to pray, ask, request, and E.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bid a welcome — To receive with professions of kindness • • • Main Entry: ↑welcome …   Useful english dictionary

  • welcome — I adj. 1) perfectly welcome 2) welcome to (you are welcome to my share) 3) welcome to + inf. (you are welcome to borrow my car at any time) 4) (misc.) to make smb. feel welcome II n. 1) to bid, extend, give a welcome to 2) to receive a welcome 3) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • bid — v. & n. v. (bidding; past bid, archaic bade; past part. bid, archaic bidden) 1 tr. & intr. (past and past part. bid) (often foll. by for, against) a (esp. at an auction) offer (a certain price) (did not bid for the vase; bid against the dealer;… …   Useful english dictionary

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