welcome2 S2 W3
if someone is welcome in a place, other people are glad that they are there:
I had the feeling I wasn't really welcome.
I didn't feel welcome in the club.
Mary made us very welcome.
We try to make the new students feel welcome.
if something is welcome, you enjoy it because you feel that you need it:
The weekend was a welcome break from the pressures of work.
Six months in Scotland would make a welcome change from London.
A cup of tea would be very welcome.
if something is welcome, you are glad that it has happened:
The increase in interest rates is welcome news for investors.
This new funding will come as a welcome boost for the industry.
used to say that someone can have something if they want it, because you certainly do not want it:
If you want to take the job you're welcome to it!
used to invite someone to do something if they would like to:
You're welcome to stay for lunch.
a polite way of replying to someone who has just thanked you for something:
'Thanks for the coffee.' 'You're welcome.'