: something that is said or done to show people that you are happy to meet or see them

: a message that expresses good wishes to someone

Full Definition of GREETING

:  a salutation at meeting
:  an expression of good wishes :  regards —usually used in plural <holiday greetings>

Examples of GREETING

  1. He addressed the members of the delegation with a formal greeting.
  2. <the volunteer directed the conference participants towards the coffee after offering them a cheerful greeting>

First Known Use of GREETING

before 12th century


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