- Welcome can be used as an adjective, as in “You’re welcome.”
- Welcome can be used as a verb, as in “We welcomed the summer.”
- Welcome can be used as an interjection, as in “Welcome!”
Welcome as an Adjective
As an adjective, welcome means wanted, appreciated, or pleasing.
In the phrase “you’re welcome,” which is what you say when someone thanks you, “welcome” is an adjective.
Welcome as a Verb
When used as a verb, welcome keeps the same meaning; to welcome something means to greet it or to receive or accept it with pleasure.
Welcome as an Interjection
Interjections are words we use to express surprise, anger, or other types of emotions. Welcome can be interjection if you use it to greet a guest. You use it the same way you’d use “hello.” The difference is that “hello” is neutral and “welcome” is warm and inviting.