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 for Welcome
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Welcome \Wel"come\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Welcomed; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Welcoming.] [AS. wilcumian.]
     To salute with kindness, as a newcomer; to receive and
     entertain hospitably and cheerfully; as, to welcome a
     visitor; to welcome a new idea. "I welcome you to land."
     --Addison.
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           Thus we salute thee with our early song,
           And welcome thee, and wish thee long.    --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Welcome \Wel"come\, a. [OE. welcome, welcume, wilcume, AS.
     wilcuma a welcome guest, from wil-, as a prefix, akin to
     willa will + cuma a comer, fr. cuman to come; hence,
     properly, one who comes so as to please another's will; cf.
     Icel. velkominn welcome, G. willkommen. See Will, n., and
     Come.]
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     1. Received with gladness; admitted willingly to the house,
        entertainment, or company; as, a welcome visitor.
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              When the glad soul is made Heaven's welcome guest.
                                                    --Cowper.
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     2. Producing gladness; grateful; as, a welcome present;
        welcome news. "O, welcome hour!" --Milton.
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     3. Free to have or enjoy gratuitously; as, you are welcome to
        the use of my library.
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     Note: Welcome is used elliptically for you are welcome.
           "Welcome, great monarch, to your own." --Dryden.
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     Welcome-to-our-house (Bot.), a kind of spurge ({Euphorbia
        Cyparissias). --Dr. Prior.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Welcome \Wel"come\, n.
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     1. Salutation to a newcomer. "Welcome ever smiles." --Shak.
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     2. Kind reception of a guest or newcomer; as, we entered the
        house and found a ready welcome.
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              His warmest welcome at an inn.        --Shenstone.
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              Truth finds an entrance and a welcome too. --South.
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     To bid welcome, to receive with professions of kindness.
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              To thee and thy company I bid
              A hearty welcome.                     --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  welcome
      adj 1: giving pleasure or satisfaction or received with pleasure
             or freely granted; "a welcome relief"; "a welcome guest";
             "made the children feel welcome"; "you are welcome to
             join us" [ant: unwelcome]
      n 1: the state of being welcome; "don't outstay your welcome"
      2: a greeting or reception; "the proposal got a warm welcome"
      v 1: accept gladly; "I welcome your proposals"
      2: bid welcome to; greet upon arrival [syn: welcome,
         receive] [ant: say farewell]
      3: receive someone, as into one's house

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  141 Moby Thesaurus words for "welcome":
     abide by, accede, accept, acceptable, acceptance, accession,
     acclaim, accueil, acquiesce, acquiesce in, acquiescence, acquire,
     affable, agree, agree to, agree with, agreeable, agreement,
     agreement in principle, amiable, amicable, applaud, assent,
     assentation, be responsible for, bigheartedness, blissful,
     bounteousness, bountifulness, bounty, bring down, bring on,
     bring upon, buy, cheer, cheerful, compatible, complaisant,
     compliance, comply, concurrence, congenial, consent, contract,
     cordial, desirable, dulcet, easy purse strings, embrace,
     en rapport, enjoyable, fair, fair and pleasant, fall in with,
     fall into, favorable, felicific, felicitous, fine, free hand,
     freedom, freehandedness, freeheartedness, freeness, gain,
     general agreement, generosity, generousness, genial, get,
     give the nod, givingness, glad hand, good, goodly, gracious,
     graciousness, grateful, gratifying, great heart, greatheartedness,
     greetings, hail, harmonious, heart-warming, hearty assent,
     hearty welcome, hold with, honeyed, hospitality, hug, in toto,
     incur, invite, largeheartedness, largeness, largess, liberality,
     liberalness, likable, magnanimity, make welcome, mellifluous,
     mellow, munificence, nice, nod, nod assent, open arms, open hand,
     open heart, openhandedness, openheartedness, pleasant, pleasing,
     pleasurable, pleasure-giving, pleasureful, receipt, receive,
     receiving, reception, refuge, rewarding, run, satisfying,
     smiling reception, subscribe to, support, sweet, sympathetic,
     take kindly to, taking in, the glad hand, unselfishness, vote for,
     warm assent, welcome mat, welcoming, yes, yield assent
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Welcome, NC -- U.S. Census Designated Place in North Carolina
     Population (2000):    3538
     Housing Units (2000): 1514
     Land area (2000):     9.348916 sq. miles (24.213580 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    9.348916 sq. miles (24.213580 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            71760
     Located within:       North Carolina (NC), FIPS 37
     Location:             35.904822 N, 80.252481 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Welcome, NC
      Welcome
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Welcome, SC -- U.S. Census Designated Place in South Carolina
     Population (2000):    6390
     Housing Units (2000): 2947
     Land area (2000):     4.614729 sq. miles (11.952092 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    4.614729 sq. miles (11.952092 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            75535
     Located within:       South Carolina (SC), FIPS 45
     Location:             34.822089 N, 82.448455 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Welcome, SC
      Welcome
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Welcome, MN -- U.S. city in Minnesota
     Population (2000):    721
     Housing Units (2000): 347
     Land area (2000):     0.909949 sq. miles (2.356756 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.909949 sq. miles (2.356756 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            69070
     Located within:       Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27
     Location:             43.667335 N, 94.618756 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     56181
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Welcome, MN
      Welcome
  

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