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. Rainer Maria Rilke:

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

  2. Republican State Sen. Mae Beavers:

    It’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard, if you must interview a student before you greet the student, that’s not acceptance – that’s just absurd.

  3. Chris Van Hollen:

    She was tearing up and she asked for tissues before she went in [to greet her husband] and she needed them.

  4. William H Gass:

    We have scarcely gotten home ... when our children's sneezes greet us, skinned knees bleed after waiting all day to do so. There is the bellyache and the burned-out basement bulb, the stalled car and the incontinent cat. The windows frost, the toilets sweat, the body of our spouse is one cold shoulder and the darkness of our bedroom is soon full of the fallen shadows of our failures.

  5. Edward Hoagland:

    Men greet each other with a sock on the arm, women with a hug, and the hug wears better in the long run.

Images & Illustrations of greet

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