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"


  1. greet(Noun)

    Mourning, weeping, lamentation.

  2. greet(Verb)

    To weep; to cry.

  3. greet(Adjective)


  4. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Greet(adj)


  2. Greet(verb)

    to weep; to cry; to lament

  3. Greet(noun)


  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

  5. Greet(verb)

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

  6. Greet(verb)

    to accost; to address

  7. Greet(verb)

    to meet and give salutations

  8. Greet(noun)


  9. 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

  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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

How to pronounce greet?

  1. Alex
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How to say greet in sign language?

  1. greet


  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. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    I greet you as the shapers of American society.

  2. Rainer Maria Rilke:

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

  3. Viktor Usov:

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

  4. Two Russian bombers:

    Good morning, American pilots. We are here to greet you on your Fourth of July Independence Day.

  5. President Mandela:

    Comrades and fellow South Africans, I greet you all in the name of peace, democracy and freedom for all.

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