greeting

noun greet·ing

Definition of greeting

  1. 1 :  a salutation at meeting

  2. 2 :  an expression of good wishes :  regards —usually used in plural <holiday greetings>

Examples of greeting in a sentence

  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>

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of greeting

before 12th century



GREETING Defined for English Language Learners

greeting

noun greet·ing

Definition of greeting for English Language Learners

  • : 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


GREETING Defined for Kids

greeting

noun greet·ing \ˈgrē-tiŋ\

Definition of greeting for Students

  1. 1 :  an expression of pleasure on meeting or seeing someone

  2. 2 :  an expression of good wishes



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