greet, recognize, recognise(verb)
express greetings upon meeting someone
send greetings to
react to in a certain way
"The President was greeted with catcalls"
be perceived by
"Loud music greeted him when he entered the apartment"
Mourning, weeping, lamentation.
To weep; to cry.
Origin: gretan, from grōtijanan. Cognate with Dutch groeten, German grüßen. Compare Old Saxon grotian, Old Frisian greta, Old High German gruozen. Cognate to Albanian grish.
to weep; to cry; to lament
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
to come upon, or meet, as with something that makes the heart glad
to accost; to address
to meet and give salutations
Origin: [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
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.]
grēt, v.i. (Spens.) to cry, weep.—adj. Greet′ing, mournful.—n. weeping. [A.S. grǽtan; Goth. gretan.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'greet' in Verbs Frequency: #682
The numerical value of greet in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of greet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of greet in a Sentence
I greet you as the shapers of American society.
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Good morning, American pilots. We are here to greet you on your Fourth of July Independence Day.
Comrades and fellow South Africans, I greet you all in the name of peace, democracy and freedom for all.
Men greet each other with a sock on the arm, women with a hug, and the hug wears better in the long run.
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- حيى, استقبلArabic
- saludarCatalan, Valencian
- begrüßen, grüßenGerman
- recevoir, saluerFrench
- fogad, köszönt, üdvözölHungarian
- 出迎える, 挨拶, 歓迎Japanese
- gréissenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- здороваться, встречать, приветствовать, встретитьRussian
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