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.
- greeter, noun
Other definitions for greet (2 of 2)
to grieve; lament; cry.
to lament; bewail.
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How to use greet in a sentence
Walking up the main staircase you’re greeted by portraits of Mikhail Gorbachev, Pablo Neruda, and, of course, George Washington.
When those powers emerge, she is greeted with horror by society.
In many cities, though, rank-and-file police officers are greeting these efforts with an apparent pullback.What Can Mayors Do When the Police Stop Doing Their Jobs? | by Alec MacGillis | September 3, 2020 | ProPublica
Jon Landau, the producer of both Titanic and Avatar, greeted us as we entered the typical American conference room, with the air-conditioning turned to “Arctic” and thick blue carpet that muted our footsteps.‘The Dream Architects’: Inside the making of gaming’s biggest franchises | Rachel King | September 1, 2020 | Fortune
So we all greeted the architects’ arrival this week as a sign that things are finally starting to nudge back in the direction of normal.Investors ride the Big Tech rally even as COVID cases and unemployment spike | Bernhard Warner | August 21, 2020 | Fortune
"That was crazy," Lynn Jenkins of Kansas muttered to another member as she walked to greet Boehner.Democrats Accidentally Save Boehner From Republican Coup | Ben Jacobs, Jackie Kucinich | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Her brother Mulbah Sirleaf said Dedee could not be there to greet her child because her “heart was hurting.”‘Her Survival Was a Miracle’: The 6-Year-Old Who Beat Ebola | Wade C.L. Williams | October 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Those are the first words that slip out of my mouth when I greet Andrew Garfield at a hotel suite in Downtown Toronto.Andrew Garfield on the Evils of Capitalism, the Hacking Scandal, and Criticism of ‘Spider-Man 2’ | Marlow Stern | September 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Women parade in front of visitors, kiss them on the cheek, and greet them with “Fique à vontade” (Make yourself comfortable).The World Cup of Prostitution: How the Soccer Tourney Is Affecting Brazil’s Sex Workers | Marlow Stern | July 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Shaw put himself right alongside the line and took a minute to shake hands and greet each delegate.
At the store he would never have given in, but he was not accustomed to hearing so loud a murmur of approval greet the opposition.
"Fine, Mr. Glavis," replied Mildred's mother, arising to greet him for the second time that day.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
"I just happened to be passin' and thought I'd drop in for a spell," he said, with a profound bow to Mary, who arose to greet him.
On the arrival of the court many of the old Creole families hastened to the capital to greet their sovereigns.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
The young doctor was there, too, as were Mrs. Tip Pulsifer and a half dozen others, a goodly company to greet us.
British Dictionary definitions for greet (1 of 2)
to meet or receive with expressions of gladness or welcome
to send a message of friendship to
to receive in a specified manner: her remarks were greeted by silence
to become apparent to: the smell of bread greeted him
British Dictionary definitions for greet (2 of 2)
(intr) to weep; lament
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