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  • adj. hospitable, accessible and cordial.
  • v. Present participle of welcome.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. very cordial


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  • She stood before him, blond and beautiful, smelling of flowery old-fashioned perfume, her expression welcoming.

    The Hunger

  • As a more down-to-earth option, Ms. Wilder recommended the Dar Khmissa, a riad, a house with an interior garden, in the Medina, the old city, which she called "welcoming and affordable"; rates from around $60.

    NYT > Home Page

  • The guards moved him to Abu Salim prison on May 14, where three guards beat him - in what he called a "welcoming reception" - using electric wire and metal pipes before depositing him in a 6-by-8-foot cell with four to five others. Top headlines

  • EKU, which she described as a welcoming and nurturing environment, "played a major role in the development of my outlook," she said.

    The Richmond Register Homepage

  • Joining the Brotherhood in welcoming international monitoring are the Ghad Party, the Democratic Front Party, some non-partisan opposition movements such as the National Association for Change, and all of the nongovernmental organizations engaged in the domestic monitoring process, such as the Egyptian Alliance for Monitoring the People's Assembly Elections (an umbrella organization of some 120 NGOs).

    Amr Hamzawy: Does Egypt Need International Election Observers?

  • The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America has recently made great strides in welcoming gay clergy.

    Bishop Gene Robinson: How Religion Is Killing Our Most Vulnerable Youth

  • The night she told the news to Billy, he withheld his own news of the wage-cut, and joined with her in welcoming the little one.


  • Much of it questions DOJ's timing, motives and veracity in welcoming all witnesses, including former Republican lieutenant governor Bill Johnson.

    Andrew Kreig: U.S. Charges of Alabama Corruption Tainted By Past Federal Misconduct

  • At the gate, oh, meet us thus, As we loved Thee_Child like us; Stretch Thine hands in welcoming To Thine own, O little King.

    Snow White's House: The Little King

  • Keith does a service to the community in welcoming ideas, though it should be clear to everyone that, like a newspaper, he doesn't print everything he gets.

    Repugnant Behavior on the Part of One NASA Employee - NASA Watch


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