What does greeting mean?

Definitions for greeting
ˈgri tɪŋgreet·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word greeting.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. greeting, salutation(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. greeting(Noun)

    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. Greeting(noun)

    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.

How to pronounce greeting?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say greeting in sign language?

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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. Oliver Wendell Holmes:

    There is no friend like an old friend who has shared our morning days, no greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise.

  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. James Clapper:

    I think there's value having gone this far, there's value in meeting and greeting, gripping and grinning, and just establishing a rapport. I think yes, it would be important to have the summit.

  4. Anatoliy Botsanenko:

    There wasn't anything (important) in it. It was a greeting, why can't we send a greeting, to any country? Moreover to the Americans. Our people always liked Americans, no matter what political events were going on.

  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.

Images & Illustrations of greeting

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