Whose arrival is a cause of joy; received with gladness; admitted willingly to the house, entertainment, or company. Producing gladness. Free to have or enjoy gratuitously. Greeting given upon someone's arrival. (nonstandard, especially Southern US) Ellipsis of you're welcome. The act of greeting someone’s arrival, especially by saying "Welcome!"; reception. The utterance of such a greeting. Kind reception of a guest or newcomer. The state of being a welcome guest. To affirm or greet the arrival of someone, especially by saying "Welcome!". To accept something willingly or gladly.