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
He greets Zalwar Khan like an old friend and jokes with the driver.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley | Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman | November 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Maira Kalman greets me in her Manhattan apartment wearing a white, waffle-knit bathrobe.
Martin Amis asks as he greets me in the invitingly elegant hallway of his Brooklyn brownstone.Martin Amis Talks About Nazis, Novels, and Cute Babies | Ronald K. Fried | October 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Gosta Peterson sits on the porch of his Long Island home and greets passersby.Gosta Peterson's Bohemian Rhapsody: Unpacking a Photographer's '60s Secrets | Lizzie Crocker | September 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They will travel to Scotland on Thursday 29 May for a day of meet and greets.
It is doubtful whether the huge commercial premium that greets success to-day does good or harm.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
Yet my irritation is strangely dispelled by the beautiful picture that greets my eye as I step from the train.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
With a grace and a gentleness beyond compare, he closes the door of night and greets the waking world with a smile.The Whale and the Grasshopper | Seumas O'Brien
Ever since, he has been specially attentive and greets me with a face of really heavenly brightness.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
I greet you as friend greets friend, nay, more, as brother greets brother.
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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