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Meaning of GREET

Pronunciation:  greet

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  react to in a certain way; "The President was greeted with catcalls"
  2. [v]  send greetings to
  3. [v]  express greetings upon meeting someone
  4. [v]  be perceived by; "Loud music greeted him when he entered the apartment"

GREET is a 5 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: recognise, recognize
 See Also: accost, address, bid, bob, come up to, communicate, compliment, curtsy, hail, herald, intercommunicate, present, react, receive, respond, salute, say farewell, shake hands, welcome, wish, wring hands



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Greet\, a.
    Great. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  2. \Greet\, v. i. [OE. greten, AS. gr[=ae]tan, gr[=e]tan;
    akin to Icel. gr[=a]ta, Sw. gr[*a]ta, Dan. gr[ae]de, Goth.
    gr[=e]ctan; cf. Skr. hr[=a]d to sound, roar. [root]50.]
    To weep; to cry; to lament. [Obs. or Scot.] [Written also
    {greit}.] --Spenser.
  3. \Greet\, n.
    Mourning. [Obs.] --Spenser.
  4. \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
             My lord, the mayor of London comes to greet you.
    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.
  5. \Greet\, v. i.
    To meet and give salutations.
          There greet in silence, as the dead are wont, And sleep
          in peace.                                --Shak.
  6. \Greet\, n.
    Greeting. [Obs.] --F. Beaumont.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: accost, address, apostrophize, appeal to, approach, bawl, bespeak, bid good day, bid good morning, blubber, boohoo, bow to, break down, burst into tears, buttonhole, call to, cry, curtsy, dissolve in tears, drop a tear, exchange greetings, hail, halloo, invoke, kiss, kiss hands, lift the hat, meet, nod to, pull the forelock, receive, salute, say hello, shake, shake hands, shed tears, snivel, sob, speak, speak fair, speak to, take aside, talk to, touch the hat, uncover, usher in, weep, welcome, whimper