welcoming

welcoming
[[t]we̱lkəmɪŋ[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED If someone is welcoming or if they behave in a welcoming way, they are friendly to you when you arrive somewhere, so that you feel happy and accepted.

When we arrived at her house Susan was very welcoming...

Her face spread in a welcoming smile.

Syn:
2) ADJ-GRADED A welcoming building or room looks pleasant and you feel as though you would be happy and comfortable spending time there. [mainly BRIT]

The restaurant is small and green and very welcoming.


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