Definitions for Greetingˈgri tɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

greet•ingˈgri tɪŋ(n.)

  1. the act or words of one who greets; salutation.

  2. greetings, an expression of friendly regard.

Origin of greeting:

bef. 900

Princeton's WordNet

  1. greeting, salutation(noun)

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. greeting(noun)ˈgri tɪŋ

    sth you say to welcome sb

    a friendly greeting


  1. greeting(Noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Greeting

    of Greet

  2. Greeting(noun)

    expression of kindness or joy; salutation at meeting; a compliment from one absent


  1. Greeting

    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.

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friendly words or actions used in welcome.

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