Definition of Greet

1. Verb. Express greetings upon meeting someone.

Exact synonyms: Recognise, Recognize
Specialized synonyms: Shake Hands, Bob, Curtsy, Salute, Present, Salute, Salute, Hail, Herald, Receive, Welcome, Say Farewell, Bid, Wish
Generic synonyms: Accost, Address, Come Up To
Derivative terms: Greeter, Greeting



2. Verb. Send greetings to.
Generic synonyms: Communicate, Intercommunicate
Specialized synonyms: Compliment
Derivative terms: Greeting

3. Verb. React to in a certain way. "The President was greeted with catcalls"
Generic synonyms: React, Respond

4. Verb. Be perceived by. "Loud music greeted him when he entered the apartment"

Definition of Greet

1. a. Great.

2. v. i. To weep; to cry; to lament.

3. n. Mourning.

4. v. t. To address with salutations or expressions of kind wishes; to salute; to hail; to welcome; to accost with friendship; to pay respects or compliments to, either personally or through the intervention of another, or by writing or token.

5. v. i. To meet and give salutations.

6. n. Greeting.

Definition of Greet

1. Verb. To address with salutations or expressions of kind wishes; to salute; to hail; to welcome; to accost with friendship; to pay respects or compliments to, either personally or through the intervention of another, or by writing or token. ¹

2. Verb. To come upon, or meet, as with something that makes the heart glad. ¹

3. Verb. To accost; to address. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To meet and give salutations. ¹

5. Adjective. (obsolete except Scotland) Great. ¹

6. Verb. (Scotland northern England) To weep; to cry. ¹

7. Noun. (obsolete) Mourning, weeping, lamentation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Greet

1. to address in a friendly and courteous way [v -ED, -ING, -S] / to weep [v GRAT, GRUTTEN, GREETING, GREETS] - See also: weep

Medical Definition of Greet

1. 1. To address with salutations or expressions of kind wishes; to salute; to hail; to welcome; to accost with friendship; to pay respects or compliments to, either personally or through the intervention of another, or by writing or token. "My lord, the mayor of London comes to greet you." (Shak) 2. To come upon, or meet, as with something that makes the heart glad. "In vain the spring my senses greets." (Addison) 3. To accost; to address. Origin: OE. Greten, AS. Gr?tan to address, approach; akin to OS. Grtian, LG groten, D. Groeten, OHG. Gruozzen, G. Grussen. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Greet

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Literary usage of Greet

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

1. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"S. But lately seen \ And now I greet round their green beds in the yard, Behold, my love, .... And in my House at Hame to greet you ! Add. of Beelzebub. 5. ..."

2. Publications (1853)
"I greet you and all the godly heartily in the Lord. Peace be with you. ... As opportunity occurs greet all our friends, and especially grandmother. ..."

3. The History of the Reformation of the Church of England by Gilbert Burnet, Edward Nares (1843)
"Trusting tbat now you know our Mind and w'll. And whereas by sundry our Letten, the contrary neglected and little set by: TRUSTY and Well-beloved, We greet ..."

4. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: Translated Out of by Robert M. Hartley, American Bible Society, Wightman family (1875)
"21 The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand. 20 All the brethren greet you. greet ye one another with a holy kiss. 22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus ..."

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