greet

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[ greet ]
/ grit /
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verb (used with object)

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.

verb (used without object)

Obsolete. to give salutations on meeting.

Nearby words

  1. greenwich time,
  2. greenwich village,
  3. greenwood,
  4. greer,
  5. greer, germaine,
  6. greeter,
  7. greeting,
  8. greeting card,
  9. grefa,
  10. greg

Origin of greet

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before 900; Middle English greten, Old English grētan; cognate with German grüssen

SYNONYMS FOR greet
Related formsgreet·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for greeter

greeter

/ (ˈɡriːtə) /

noun

a person who greets people at the entrance of a shop, restaurant, casino, etc

greet

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/ (ɡriːt) /

verb (tr)

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

Word Origin for greet

Old English grētan; related to Old High German gruozzen to address

greet

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/ (ɡriːt) Scot /

verb

(intr) to weep; lament

noun

weeping; lamentation

Word Origin for greet

from Old English grētan, northern dialect variant of grætan; compare Old Norse grāta, Middle High German grazen

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