greeting

noun greet·ing \ ˈgrē-tiŋ \
|Updated on: 15 Jul 2018

Definition of greeting

1 : a salutation at meeting
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

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First Known Use of greeting

before 12th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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GREETING Defined for English Language Learners

greeting

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 : an expression of pleasure on meeting or seeing someone
2 : an expression of good wishes


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