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Definitions for greeting
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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Greetingnoun

    Salutation at meeting, or compliments at a distance.

    Etymology: from greet.

    I from him
    Give you all greetings, that a king, as friend,
    Can send his brother. William Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale.

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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Numerology

  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. Shige Yoshida:

    I really liked how people-oriented one manager I met seemed, he walked through the production aisles greeting and smiling at everyone.

  3. Allen Sills:

    It goes back to those four basic things we talked about in the paper with cumulative time, distance, ventilation and masks. If you think about those four factors as being four different quadrants, if you’re failing in two or more of those, then that’s going to become a high risk for a transmission, i always talked about the big three, which was: meeting, eating and greeting.

  4. Jennifer Connell:

    The injuries, losses and harm to the plaintiff were caused by the negligence and carelessness of the minor defendant in that a reasonable eight year old under those circumstances would know or should have known that a forceful greeting such as the one delivered by the defendant could cause the harms and losses suffered by the plaintiff.

  5. Veronique Gillardeau:

    This week is thankfully a week in which our business has picked up, you usually have people greeting each other, meeting up at the cafe, there's a special middle-of-the-night atmosphere here.

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