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

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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. 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.

  2. Nick Merrill:

    While the GOP may want to spin a good yarn on this, let's not get tied up in knots, we wanted to accommodate the press, allow her to greet voters, and allow the press to be right there in the parade with her as opposed to preset locations. And that's what we did.

  3. Two Russian bombers:

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

  4. Jonathan Reiner:

    I don't think I'm going to be doing it, wearing a face mask as I greet presidents, prime ministers, dictators, kings, queens -- I just don't see it.

  5. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    I greet you as the shapers of American society.

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    the verbal act of urging on
    • A. slur
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