- to address with some form of salutation; welcome.
- to meet or receive: to be greeted by cheering crowds; to greet a proposal with boos and hisses.
- to manifest itself to: Music greeted his ear as he entered the salon.
- Obsolete. to give salutations on meeting.
Origin of greet1
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Examples from the Web for greeter
Right as I walked into the store on Monday night, a greeter smiled at me behind a plate of plastic cups filled with Sofritas.Chipotle's New Vegan Burrito: Meh
July 31, 2013
The greeter had acne and a pair of tights that showed off his skinny knock-knees.
The greeter, a black guy with corn-rows, nodded at Lester and Perry like an old friend.
Yes, sir; her position at that time, so she told us, was that she was a greeter for the city of Fort Worth.Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
A bill glided across the register of the hotel desk, and the greeter promised to attend to the club sandwiches himself.The Voice on the Wire
Eustace Hale Ball
Therefore the said rl, is greeter than ye: And even now it was shewed ul, was equall to rl.The Way To Geometry
- a person who greets people at the entrance of a shop, restaurant, casino, etc
- to meet or receive with expressions of gladness or welcome
- to send a message of friendship to
- to receive in a specified mannerher remarks were greeted by silence
- to become apparent tothe smell of bread greeted him
- (intr) to weep; lament
- weeping; lamentation
Word Origin and History for greeter
late 14c., agent noun from greet.
Old English gretan "to come in contact with" (in sense of "attack, accost" as well as "salute, welcome," and "touch, take hold of, handle"), from West Germanic *grotjan (cf. Old Saxon grotian, Old Frisian greta, Dutch groeten, Old High German gruozen, German grüßen "to salute, greet"), perhaps originally "to resound" (via notion of "cause to speak"), causative of Proto-Germanic *grætanan, root of Old English grætan (Anglian gretan) "weep, bewail," from PIE *gher- "to call out." Greet still can mean "cry, weep" in Scottish & northern England dialect, though this might be from a different root. Grætan is probably also the source of the second element in regret. Related: Greeted; greeting.