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greeting


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Greet  \Greet\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Greeted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Greeting}.]  [OE.  greten,  AS  gr[=e]tan  to  address,  approach; 
  akin  to  OS  gr[=o]tian,  LG  gr["o]ten,  D.  groeten  OHG. 
  gruozzen  G.  gr["u]ssen.  [root]50.] 
  1.  To  address  with  salutations  or  expressions  of  kind  wishes; 
  to  salute;  to  hail;  to  welcome;  to  accost  with  friendship; 
  to  pay  respects  or  compliments  to  either  personally  or 
  through  the  intervention  of  another,  or  by  writing  or 
  token. 
 
  My  lord,  the  mayor  of  London  comes  to  greet  you 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  come  upon  or  meet  as  with  something  that  makes  the 
  heart  glad. 
 
  In  vain  the  spring  my  senses  greets.  --Addison. 
 
  3.  To  accost;  to  address.  --Pope. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Greeting  \Greet"ing\,  n. 
  Expression  of  kindness  or  joy;  salutation  at  meeting;  a 
  compliment  from  one  absent. 
 
  Write  to  him  .  .  .  gentle  adieus  and  greetings.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  Salutation;  salute;  compliment. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  greeting 
  n  :  (usually  plural)  an  acknowledgment  or  expression  of  good 
  will  (especially  on  meeting)  [syn:  {salutation}] 




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