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greet

verb \ ˈgrēt \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

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

greeter

noun

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Origin and Etymology of greet

Middle English greten, from Old English grētan; akin to Old English grǣtan to weep


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greet

verb

Definition of greet

grat play \ˈgrat\; grutten play \ˈgrə-tᵊn\
intransitive verb
Scotland

Origin and Etymology of greet

Middle English greten, from Old English grǣtan; akin to Old Norse grāta to weep



GREET Defined for Kids

greet

verb \ ˈgrēt \

Definition of greet for Students

greeted; greeting
1 : to speak to in a friendly polite way upon arrival : welcome
2 : to respond to in a certain way
  • Audience members greeted the speech with boos.
3 : to present itself to
  • A pretty scene greeted them.

greeter

noun


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