Welcoming vs. Friendly

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  • Welcoming (adjective)

    hospitable, accessible and cordial.

  • Welcoming (noun)

    An act of giving welcome.

  • Friendly (adjective)

    Generally warm, approachable and easy to relate with in character.

    “Your cat seems very friendly.”

  • Friendly (adjective)

    Inviting, characteristic of friendliness.

    “He gave a friendly smile.”

  • Friendly (adjective)

    Having an easy or accepting relationship with something.

    “a user-friendly software program”

    “a dog-friendly café”

    “the use of environmentally friendly packaging”

  • Friendly (adjective)

    Without any hostility.

    “a friendly competition”

    “a friendly power or state”

  • Friendly (adjective)

    Promoting the good of any person; favourable; propitious.

    “a friendly breeze or gale”

  • Friendly (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to friendlies (friendly noun sense 2, below). Also applied to other bipolar confrontations, such as team sports

    “The soldier was killed by friendly fire.”

  • Friendly (adjective)

    Being or relating to two or more natural numbers with a common abundancy.

    “friendly numbers;”

    “friendly pairs;”

    “friendly n-tuples”

  • Friendly (adjective)

    Not damaging to, or compatible with (the compounded noun)

    “The cobbled streets aren’t very bike-friendly.”

    “Organic farms only use soil-friendly fertilisers.”

    “Our sandwiches are made with dolphin-friendly tuna.”

  • Friendly (noun)

    A game which is of no consequence in terms of ranking, betting etc.

    “Even as friendlies, derbies often arouse strong emotions”

  • Friendly (noun)

    A person or entity on the same side in a conflict.

  • Friendly (adverb)

    In a friendly manner, like a friend.

  • Friendly (adjective)

    kind and pleasant

    “she gave me a friendly smile”

    “they were friendly to me”

  • Friendly (adjective)

    (of a person) on good or affectionate terms

    “I was friendly with one of the local farmers”

  • Friendly (adjective)

    (of relations) not in conflict

    “we want friendly relations with all countries”

  • Friendly (adjective)

    not seriously or unpleasantly competitive or divisive

    “friendly rivalry between the two schools”

  • Friendly (adjective)

    (of a game or match) not forming part of a serious competition.

  • Friendly (adjective)

    denoting something that is adapted for or is not harmful to a specified thing

    “child-friendly policies”

    “an environment-friendly agronomic practice”

  • Friendly (adjective)

    favourable or serviceable

    “no one noticed her as she slipped out—it was a friendly night”

  • Friendly (adjective)

    (of troops or equipment) of, belonging to, or allied with one’s own forces

    “the risk of blowing up friendly forces is minimized”

  • Friendly (noun)

    a game or match that does not form part of a serious competition

    “England will play two friendlies in Sardinia”

Oxford Dictionary

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