put/roll/throw out the welcome mat

Definition of put/roll/throw out the welcome mat

  1. :  to welcome someone in a warm and friendly way The family rolled out the welcome mat for the new exchange student.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to place in a specified position or relationship :  lay

    :  to move in a specified direction

    :  to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something :  thrust

  1. :  a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

    :  the act or an instance of putting the shot

    :  an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. :  being in place :  fixed, set

rollplay
  1. :  a written document that may be rolled up :  scroll

    :  a document containing an official or formal record

    :  a manuscript book

  1. :  to impel forward by causing to turn over and over on a surface

    :  to cause to revolve by turning over and over on or as if on an axis

    :  to cause to move in a circular manner

  1. :  a sound produced by rapid strokes on a drum

    :  a sonorous and often rhythmical flow of speech

    :  a heavy reverberatory sound

throwplay
  1. :  to propel through the air by a forward motion of the hand and arm

    :  to propel through the air in any manner

    :  pitch

  1. :  an act of throwing, hurling, or flinging

    :  an act of throwing dice

    :  the number thrown with a cast of dice

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

welcomeplay
  1. :  to greet hospitably and with courtesy or cordiality

    :  to accept with pleasure the occurrence or presence of

  1. : used to express a greeting to a guest or newcomer upon arrival

  1. :  received gladly into one's presence or companionship

    :  giving pleasure :  received with gladness or delight especially in response to a need

    :  willingly permitted or admitted

  1. :  a greeting or reception usually upon arrival

    :  the state of being welcome

  1. :  a piece of coarse, woven, plaited, or felted fabric used especially as a floor covering or a support

    :  a piece of material placed at a door for wiping soiled shoe soles

    :  a decorative piece of material used under a small item (such as a dish) especially for support or protection

  1. :  to provide with a mat or matting

    :  to form into a tangled mass

    :  to pack down so as to form a dense mass

  1. :  to make (something, such as a metal, glass, or color) matte

    :  to provide (a picture) with a mat

  1. : less common spelling of2matte

  1. :  a border going around a picture between picture and frame or serving as the frame

  1. :  matrix


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