Welcome vs. Greeting

Welcome vs. Greeting — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Welcome and Greeting

Welcomeadjective

Whose arrival is a cause of joy; received with gladness; admitted willingly to the house, entertainment, or company.

a welcome visitorRefugees welcome in London!

Greetingnoun

A conventional phrase used to start a letter or conversation or otherwise to acknowledge a person's arrival or presence.

It's polite to begin a letter with a greeting, but this practice is less common in email.

Welcomeadjective

Producing gladness.

a welcome present;welcome news

Greetingnoun

(uncountable) The action of the verb to greet.

Welcomeadjective

Free to have or enjoy gratuitously.

You are welcome to the use of my library.

Greetingnoun

(usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)

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Welcomeinterjection

Greeting given upon someone's arrival.

Welcomeinterjection

Shortening of you're welcome.

Welcomenoun

The act of greeting someone’s arrival, especially by saying "Welcome!"; reception.

Welcomenoun

The utterance of such a greeting.

Welcomenoun

Kind reception of a guest or newcomer.

We entered the house and found a ready welcome.

Welcomenoun

The state of being a welcome guest.

wear out one's welcome
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Welcomeverb

To affirm or greet the arrival of someone, especially by saying "Welcome!".

Welcomeverb

To accept something willingly or gladly.

We welcome suggestions for improvement.

Welcomenoun

the state of being welcome;

don't outstay your welcome

Welcomenoun

a greeting or reception;

the proposal got a warm welcome

Welcomeverb

accept gladly;

I welcome your proposals

Welcomeverb

bid welcome to; greet upon arrival

Welcomeverb

receive someone, as into one's house

Welcomeadjective

giving pleasure or satisfaction or received with pleasure or freely granted;

a welcome reliefa welcome guestmade the children feel welcomeyou are welcome to join us