Definition of Greeting

1. Noun. (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting).




Definition of Greeting

1. n. Expression of kindness or joy; salutation at meeting; a compliment from one absent.

Definition of Greeting

1. Noun. A conventional phrase used to start a letter or conversation or otherwise to acknowledge a person's arrival or presence. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of greet) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Greeting

1. a salutation [n -S] - See also: salutation

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Greeting

greeny
grees
greese
greeses
greesing
greesings
greet
greete
greeted
greeter
greeters
greetes
greetest
greeteth
greetin'
greeting (current term)
greeting card
greetings
greetings card
greets
greetz
greeve
greeze
greezes
greffier
greffiers
greffotome
gregal
gregale
gregales

Literary usage of Greeting

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1905)
"RESOLUTIONS OF greeting TO SENATOR WILLIAM JOHNSTON. WHEREAS, By reason of impaired health, our fellow-worker and esteemed neighbor, Senator William ..."

2. The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster (1874)
"Nor, for the rest of his English tour, in any of the towns that remained, had he reason to complain of any want of hearty greeting. ..."

3. The Writings of Bret Harte by Bret Harte (1896)
"CALIFORNIA'S greeting TO SEWARD (1869) WE know him well: no need of praise Or bonfire from the windy hill To light to softer paths and ways The world-worn ..."

4. Echoes of the Aesthetic Society of Jersey City by Aesthetic Society of Jersey City, Celie Gaines, Lizzie R. Burst (1882)
"NEW YEAR hail and greeting to Esthetic ! A right-down, earnest hail and friendly greeting ! As the old year is silently retreating, Its blind eyes shut, ..."

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