: to greet (someone) in a warm and friendly manner
: to receive or accept (something) with happiness or pleasure
—used as a friendly greeting to someone who has arrived at a place
: giving someone happiness or pleasure
—used to say that you are happy to have someone come to and stay in a place (such as your home)
: the way in which someone is greeted
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