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greeting

[ gree-ting ]
/ ˈgri tɪŋ /
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noun

the act or words of a person who greets.
a friendly message from someone who is absent: a greeting from a friend in another country.
greetings, an expression of friendly or respectful regard: Send my greetings to your family.

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Origin of greeting

before 900; Middle English, Old English gretinge.See greet1, -ing1
greet·ing·less, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for greeting

greeting
/ (ˈɡriːtɪŋ) /

noun

the act or an instance of welcoming or saluting on meeting
(often plural)
  1. an expression of friendly salutation
  2. (as modifier)a greetings card
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