welcome home

noun

Definition of welcome home

1 : a reception usually of a cordial nature provided to celebrate the return home of a person invited me to a supper for my welcome home— Philemon Holland
2 : an expression of welcome made at a person's homecoming the welcome home which rang from every spire and steepleLondon Daily Telegraph

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“Welcome home.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/welcome%20home. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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