What does greet mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. greet, recognize, recognise(verb)

    express greetings upon meeting someone

  2. greet(verb)

    send greetings to

  3. greet(verb)

    react to in a certain way

    "The President was greeted with catcalls"

  4. greet(verb)

    be perceived by

    "Loud music greeted him when he entered the apartment"

Wiktionary

  1. greet(Noun)

    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. greet(Verb)

    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. greet(Adjective)

    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. Greet(adj)

    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. Greet(verb)

    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. Greet(noun)

    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. Greet(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

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

  5. Greet(verb)

    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. Greet(verb)

    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. Greet(verb)

    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. Greet(noun)

    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  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'greet' in Verbs Frequency: #682

How to pronounce greet?

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How to say greet in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Max Baucus:

    I think it will basically be a meet and greet and grin and shake hands, and each leader can congratulate themselves. But that's not all bad, it's good that the two will meet, and my hope is that would set the stage for more realistic, more direct, specific conversations later on.

  2. Viktor Usov:

    Hed always greet you at the door with his little tail wagging, loved his belly scratched.

  3. Hazel Henderson:

    If we can recognize that change and uncertainty are basic principles, we can greet the future and the transformation we are undergoing with the understanding that we do not know enough to be pessimistic.

  4. Rainer Maria Rilke:

    Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.

  5. Frank Garcia:

    I would ask my members not to allow these machines in any of their properties in New York State, and we would ask our Hispanic community not to use the service because they are not really bodegas. Real bodegas are all about human relationships within a community, having someone you know greet you and make the sandwich you like.

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