greet


1greet

verb \ˈgrēt\

Definition of GREET

transitive verb
1
:  to address with expression of kind wishes upon meeting or arrival <greeted guests at the door>
2
a :  to meet or react to in a specified manner <greeted him with boos>
b :  to occur as a response to <apathy greeted the plan>
3
:  to appear to the perception of <a surprising sight greeted her eyes>
greet·er noun

Origin of GREET

Middle English greten, from Old English grētan; akin to Old English grǣtan to weep
First Known Use: before 12th century

2greet

verb
grat \ˈgrat\ grut·ten \ˈgrə-tən\

Definition of GREET

intransitive verb
Scottish
:  weep, lament

Origin of GREET

Middle English greten, from Old English grǣtan; akin to Old Norse grāta to weep
First Known Use: before 12th century

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