welcome to (something or some place)

welcome to (something or some place)

1. A greeting said to someone upon joining, entering into, or arriving at something or some place. Ah, Mr. Smith—welcome to Denver! How was your flight? Welcome to the team, Sam. Everyone is looking forward to working with you. Welcome to the annual county fair! We hope you have a wonderful time.
2. To give someone a cordial, hospitable greeting to something or some place. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "welcome" and "to." The diplomat was at the airport to welcome the foreign dignitaries to the country. Please join me in welcoming Sarah to the company as our new VP of Sales.
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welcome someone to something

to greet someone who has come into something or some place. I am very pleased to welcome you to Adamsville! They welcomed us to the party and showed us where to put our coats and hats.
See also: welcome
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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