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ˈgri tɪŋgreet·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. greeting, salutationnoun

    (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)

Wiktionary

  1. greetingnoun

    A conventional phrase used to start a letter or conversation or otherwise to acknowledge a person's arrival or presence.

    It's polite to begin a letter with a greeting, but this practice is less common in email.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Greeting

    of Greet

  2. Greetingnoun

    expression of kindness or joy; salutation at meeting; a compliment from one absent

Freebase

  1. Greeting

    Greeting is an act of communication in which human beings intentionally make their presence known to each other, to show attention to, and to suggest a type of relationship or social status between individuals or groups of people coming in contact with each other. While greeting customs are highly culture- and situation-specific and may change within a culture depending on social status and relationship, they exist in all known human cultures. Greetings can be expressed both audibly and physically, and often involve a combination of the two. This topic excludes military and ceremonial salutes but includes rituals other than gestures. A greeting can also be expressed in written communications, such as letters and emails. Greetings are often, but not always, used just prior to a conversation. Some epochs and cultures have had very elaborate greeting rituals, e.g., greeting of a king. Secret societies have clandestine greeting rituals that allow members to recognize common membership.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of greeting in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of greeting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of greeting in a Sentence

  1. Emily McDowell:

    When you get sick or lose someone, your identity by default becomes' sick person' or' someone who lost someone,' in many, many ways, you are the same person you were before your diagnosis or before this thing happened. Read MoreYou still appreciate humor, you are still a whole person. There wasn't really anything in greeting card world that allowed for that.

  2. Tara Houska:

    Greeting indigenous Code Talkers in front of that portrait, knowing Andrew Jackson is responsible for the Trail of Tears, is disrespectful -- it's worse than that. It's appallingly out of touch, this isn't the first time he's attempted to slur Elizabeth Warren by calling her Pocahontas, who was a real person, and he diminished an entire demographic of native women to a single figure in history who's been largely fetishized and whose traumatic story has been whitewashed by the American narrative.

  3. Cantor Benny Rogosnitzky:

    Technology has been amazing, it really is a lifeline. Congregants use online platforms to link not only to morning services but to a supportive community that has grown more spiritual during the crisis, Cantor Benny Rogosnitzky said. After the lockdown, Cantor Benny Rogosnitzky said Cantor Benny Rogosnitzky envisions smaller, shorter gatherings, with barriers in the sanctuary and temperature-takers greeting worshipers.

  4. Mr vybs live:

    Kumanyoko used to be a bad word but now its a kind of greeting I embrace. Iwe kumanyoko nogambaki

  5. Tom Martin:

    We asked them what they were doing for their stag and hen dos, meghan said, ‘I’m not sure — it’s sorted but it will be fun.’ Another woman shared a video of Markle complimenting her pink nails while greeting the crowd.

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