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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A mat, especially one having the word welcome on it, placed in front of a door to welcome visitors and to allow visitors a place to wipe their feet before entering.
  • noun Warm hospitality accorded to a guest in order to provide a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere.

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  • noun A doormat with a welcoming message on it.
  • noun by analogy Any sign or indication of welcome.

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  • noun a mat placed outside an exterior door for wiping the shoes before entering

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