Definitions for Greetingˈgri tɪŋ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the act or words of one who greets; salutation.
greetings, an expression of friendly regard.
Origin of greeting:
(usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
sth you say to welcome sb
a friendly greeting
A conventional phrase used to start a letter or conversation or otherwise to acknowledge a person's arrival or presence.
It's polite to begin a letter with a greeting, but this practice is less common in email.
expression of kindness or joy; salutation at meeting; a compliment from one absent
Greeting is an act of communication in which human beings intentionally make their presence known to each other, to show attention to, and to suggest a type of relationship or social status between individuals or groups of people coming in contact with each other. While greeting customs are highly culture- and situation-specific and may change within a culture depending on social status and relationship, they exist in all known human cultures. Greetings can be expressed both audibly and physically, and often involve a combination of the two. This topic excludes military and ceremonial salutes but includes rituals other than gestures. A greeting can also be expressed in written communications, such as letters and emails. Greetings are often, but not always, used just prior to a conversation. Some epochs and cultures have had very elaborate greeting rituals, e.g., greeting of a king. Secret societies have clandestine greeting rituals that allow members to recognize common membership.
Translations for Greeting
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
friendly words or actions used in welcome.
- saudaçãoPortuguese (BR)
- die BegrüßungGerman
- سلام و تعارفFarsi
- kveðja, heilsun, kveðjuorðIcelandic
- sveiciens; sveikšanaLatvian
- begroeting, verwelkomingDutch
- hilsen, velkomstNorwegian
- سلام و تعارفPersian
- سلام اچول،Pashto
- pozdrav, dobrodošlicaSlovenian
- välkomnande, välkomstordSwedish
- 問候語，招呼語Chinese (Trad.)
- خوش آمدید، سلام یا استقبال کے الفاظUrdu
- lời chào hỏi; lời chào mừngVietnamese
- 招呼，问候Chinese (Simp.)
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