What does greet mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. greet, recognize, recogniseverb

    express greetings upon meeting someone

  2. greetverb

    send greetings to

  3. greetverb

    react to in a certain way

    "The President was greeted with catcalls"

  4. greetverb

    be perceived by

    "Loud music greeted him when he entered the apartment"

Wiktionary

  1. greetnoun

    Mourning, weeping, lamentation.

    Etymology: gretan, from grōtijanan. Cognate with Dutch groeten, German grüßen. Compare Old Saxon grotian, Old Frisian greta, Old High German gruozen. Cognate to Albanian grish.

  2. greetverb

    To weep; to cry.

    Etymology: gretan, from grōtijanan. Cognate with Dutch groeten, German grüßen. Compare Old Saxon grotian, Old Frisian greta, Old High German gruozen. Cognate to Albanian grish.

  3. greetadjective

    Great.

    Etymology: gretan, from grōtijanan. Cognate with Dutch groeten, German grüßen. Compare Old Saxon grotian, Old Frisian greta, Old High German gruozen. Cognate to Albanian grish.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Greetadjective

    great

    Etymology: [OE. greten, AS. grtan, grtan; akin to Icel. grta, Sw. grta, Dan. grde, Goth. grctan; cf. Skr. hrd to sound, roar. 50.]

  2. Greetverb

    to weep; to cry; to lament

    Etymology: [OE. greten, AS. grtan, grtan; akin to Icel. grta, Sw. grta, Dan. grde, Goth. grctan; cf. Skr. hrd to sound, roar. 50.]

  3. Greetnoun

    mourning

    Etymology: [OE. greten, AS. grtan, grtan; akin to Icel. grta, Sw. grta, Dan. grde, Goth. grctan; cf. Skr. hrd to sound, roar. 50.]

  4. Greetverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. greten, AS. grtan, grtan; akin to Icel. grta, Sw. grta, Dan. grde, Goth. grctan; cf. Skr. hrd to sound, roar. 50.]

  5. Greetverb

    to come upon, or meet, as with something that makes the heart glad

    Etymology: [OE. greten, AS. grtan, grtan; akin to Icel. grta, Sw. grta, Dan. grde, Goth. grctan; cf. Skr. hrd to sound, roar. 50.]

  6. Greetverb

    to accost; to address

    Etymology: [OE. greten, AS. grtan, grtan; akin to Icel. grta, Sw. grta, Dan. grde, Goth. grctan; cf. Skr. hrd to sound, roar. 50.]

  7. Greetverb

    to meet and give salutations

    Etymology: [OE. greten, AS. grtan, grtan; akin to Icel. grta, Sw. grta, Dan. grde, Goth. grctan; cf. Skr. hrd to sound, roar. 50.]

  8. Greetnoun

    greeting

    Etymology: [OE. greten, AS. grtan, grtan; akin to Icel. grta, Sw. grta, Dan. grde, Goth. grctan; cf. Skr. hrd to sound, roar. 50.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Greet

    grēt, v.t. to salute or address with kind wishes: to send kind wishes to: to congratulate.—v.i. to meet and salute:—pr.p. greet′ing; pa.p. greet′ed.n. Greet′ing, expression of kindness or joy: salutation. [A.S. grétan, to go to meet; Dut. groeten, Ger. grüssen, to salute.]

  2. Greet

    grēt, v.i. (Spens.) to cry, weep.—adj. Greet′ing, mournful.—n. weeping. [A.S. grǽtan; Goth. gretan.]

Editors Contribution

  1. greet

    To receive with respect and friendship

    They always greet each other and we can see the respect and friendship.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of greet in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of greet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of greet in a Sentence

  1. Ben Sutherly:

    Our physicians and staff at no time leave an active operating room, procedural area, or patient room to greet anyone.

  2. Wendkouni Sawadogo:

    I know we should wash our hands all the time and not greet people in the normal way.

  3. Volodymyr Demchyshyn:

    All Ukrainians will be able to greet the New Year with light. There will be no outages in the near future.

  4. Margo Mackay:

    The athletes are probably feeling homesick, stressed, regardless of whether you won or lost, what language you speak or what country you are from, the dogs will love you and greet you the same way.

  5. Tom Segev:

    I don't expect many Israelis to stream out on to the streets and greet the car of Prince William. He will be treated as some celebrity of course, obviously, maybe some exotic eccentric curiosity.

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