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welcome

3 noun
     
welcome3 [singular]
1 the way in which you greet someone when they arrive at a place
warm/friendly welcome
His colleagues gave him a very warm welcome when he returned to work.
You can be sure of a friendly welcome at all our hotels.
The president got a tremendous welcome at the airport.
2 the way in which people react to an idea, and show that they like it or do not like it:
Politicians have given an enthusiastic welcome to the Queen's speech.
The proposals have so far received a cautious welcome from government ministers.
3

outstay/overstay your welcome

to stay at someone's house longer than they want you to

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