(usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)
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.
The numerical value of Greeting in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Greeting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There is no friend like an old friend who has shared our morning days, no greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise.
They said yes, and I thought, well I'm going to go for this, i said 'What's the chance of riding in the motorcade?' and they called back and said the Secret Service would whisk me into one of the cars (after greeting the President).
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
The injuries, losses and harm to the plaintiff were caused by the negligence and carelessness of the minor defendant in that a reasonable eight year old under those circumstances would know or should have known that a forceful greeting such as the one delivered by the defendant could cause the harms and losses suffered by the plaintiff.
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Translations for Greeting
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- Begrüßung, GrußGerman
- heilsan, kvøða, heilsaFaroese
- salut, salutationFrench
- fàilteScottish Gaelic
- üdvözlet, köszöntésHungarian
- saluto, auguriItalian
- 挨拶, 挨Japanese
- BegréissungLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- groet, begroetingDutch
- helsingNorwegian Nynorsk
- pozdrowienie, PowitaniePolish
- të fala!Albanian
- hälsningar, hälsningSwedish
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