greet


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greet

 (grēt)
tr.v. greet·ed, greet·ing, greets
1. To salute or welcome in a friendly and respectful way with speech or writing, as upon meeting or in starting a letter.
2. To receive with a specified reaction: greet a joke with laughter.
3. To be perceived by: A din greeted our ears.

[Middle English greten, from Old English grētan.]

greet′er n.

greet

(ɡriːt)
vb (tr)
1. to meet or receive with expressions of gladness or welcome
2. to send a message of friendship to
3. to receive in a specified manner: her remarks were greeted by silence.
4. to become apparent to: the smell of bread greeted him.
[Old English grētan; related to Old High German gruozzen to address]

greet

(ɡriːt)
vb
(intr) to weep; lament
n
weeping; lamentation
[from Old English grētan, northern dialect variant of grætan; compare Old Norse grāta, Middle High German grazen]

greet

(grit)

v.t.
1. to address with some form of salutation; welcome.
2. to meet or receive: to greet a proposal with boos and hisses.
3. to manifest itself to: Music greeted our ears.
[before 900; Middle English greten, Old English grētan, c. Old Saxon grōtian, Old High German gruozzen]
greet′er, n.

salute

greet
1. 'salute'

When members of the armed forces salute someone, they raise their right hand as a formal sign of greeting or respect.

The men saluted the General.
2. 'greet'

Don't use 'salute' to say that someone says or does something to express friendliness when they meet someone else. Use greet.

He greeted his mother with a hug.
He hurried to greet his guests.

greet

(welcome)
Past participle: greeted
Gerund: greeting

Imperative
greet
greet
Present
I greet
you greet
he/she/it greets
we greet
you greet
they greet
Preterite
I greeted
you greeted
he/she/it greeted
we greeted
you greeted
they greeted
Present Continuous
I am greeting
you are greeting
he/she/it is greeting
we are greeting
you are greeting
they are greeting
Present Perfect
I have greeted
you have greeted
he/she/it has greeted
we have greeted
you have greeted
they have greeted
Past Continuous
I was greeting
you were greeting
he/she/it was greeting
we were greeting
you were greeting
they were greeting
Past Perfect
I had greeted
you had greeted
he/she/it had greeted
we had greeted
you had greeted
they had greeted
Future
I will greet
you will greet
he/she/it will greet
we will greet
you will greet
they will greet
Future Perfect
I will have greeted
you will have greeted
he/she/it will have greeted
we will have greeted
you will have greeted
they will have greeted
Future Continuous
I will be greeting
you will be greeting
he/she/it will be greeting
we will be greeting
you will be greeting
they will be greeting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been greeting
you have been greeting
he/she/it has been greeting
we have been greeting
you have been greeting
they have been greeting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been greeting
you will have been greeting
he/she/it will have been greeting
we will have been greeting
you will have been greeting
they will have been greeting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been greeting
you had been greeting
he/she/it had been greeting
we had been greeting
you had been greeting
they had been greeting
Conditional
I would greet
you would greet
he/she/it would greet
we would greet
you would greet
they would greet
Past Conditional
I would have greeted
you would have greeted
he/she/it would have greeted
we would have greeted
you would have greeted
they would have greeted

greet

(cry, weep)
Past participle: greeted/grutten
Gerund: greeting

Imperative
greet
greet
Present
I greet
you greet
he/she/it greets
we greet
you greet
they greet
Preterite
I greeted/grat
you greeted/grat
he/she/it greeted/grat
we greeted/grat
you greeted/grat
they greeted/grat
Present Continuous
I am greeting
you are greeting
he/she/it is greeting
we are greeting
you are greeting
they are greeting
Present Perfect
I have greeted/grutten
you have greeted/grutten
he/she/it has greeted/grutten
we have greeted/grutten
you have greeted/grutten
they have greeted/grutten
Past Continuous
I was greeting
you were greeting
he/she/it was greeting
we were greeting
you were greeting
they were greeting
Past Perfect
I had greeted/grutten
you had greeted/grutten
he/she/it had greeted/grutten
we had greeted/grutten
you had greeted/grutten
they had greeted/grutten
Future
I will greet
you will greet
he/she/it will greet
we will greet
you will greet
they will greet
Future Perfect
I will have greeted/grutten
you will have greeted/grutten
he/she/it will have greeted/grutten
we will have greeted/grutten
you will have greeted/grutten
they will have greeted/grutten
Future Continuous
I will be greeting
you will be greeting
he/she/it will be greeting
we will be greeting
you will be greeting
they will be greeting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been greeting
you have been greeting
he/she/it has been greeting
we have been greeting
you have been greeting
they have been greeting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been greeting
you will have been greeting
he/she/it will have been greeting
we will have been greeting
you will have been greeting
they will have been greeting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been greeting
you had been greeting
he/she/it had been greeting
we had been greeting
you had been greeting
they had been greeting
Conditional
I would greet
you would greet
he/she/it would greet
we would greet
you would greet
they would greet
Past Conditional
I would have greeted/grutten
you would have greeted/grutten
he/she/it would have greeted/grutten
we would have greeted/grutten
you would have greeted/grutten
they would have greeted/grutten
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.greet - express greetings upon meeting someone
shake hands - take someone's hands and shake them as a gesture of greeting or congratulation
curtsy, bob - make a curtsy; usually done only by girls and women; as a sign of respect; "She curtsied when she shook the Queen's hand"
salute - greet in a friendly way; "I meet this men every day on my way to work and he salutes me"
salute, present - recognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation; assume a prescribed position; "When the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute"
salute - honor with a military ceremony, as when honoring dead soldiers
herald, hail - greet enthusiastically or joyfully
welcome, receive - bid welcome to; greet upon arrival
say farewell - say good-bye or bid farewell
bid, wish - invoke upon; "wish you a nice evening"; "bid farewell"
accost, come up to, address - speak to someone
2.greet - send greetings to
communicate, intercommunicate - transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"
compliment - express respect or esteem for
3.greet - react to in a certain way; "The President was greeted with catcalls"
react, respond - show a response or a reaction to something
4.greet - be perceived by; "Loud music greeted him when he entered the apartment"

greet

verb
1. salute, hail, nod to, say hello to, address, accost, tip your hat to He greeted us with a smile.
2. welcome, meet, receive She was waiting at the door to greet her guests.
3. receive, take, respond to, react to The European Court's decision has been greeted with dismay.

greet

verb
1. To address in a friendly and respectful way:
2. To approach for the purpose of speech:
3. To present with a specified reaction:
Translations
يُحَيّي شَخْصا، يَسْتَقْبِليُرَحِّبُ بِ
zdravitvítat
hilse
tervehtiä
pozdraviti
fogadköszöntüdvözöl
fagna, heilsa
・・・に挨拶する
인사하다
linkėjimai
sveicinātsveikt
vítať
pozdraviti
hälsa
ทักทาย
selamlamakselâmlamak
chào hỏi

greet

[griːt] VT (gen) → saludar; (= welcome) → recibir; [sight, smell etc] [+ sb, sb's eyes] → presentarse a
the statement was greeted with laughterla declaración fue recibida entre risas
this was greeted with relief by everybodytodos recibieron la noticia con gran alivio

greet

[ˈgriːt] vt
(= meet) [+ person] → accueillir
He greeted me with a kiss → Il m'a accueillie en me donnant un baiser.
[+ news, announcement] → accueillir

greet

vt (= welcome)begrüßen; (= receive, meet)empfangen; (= say hallo to)grüßen; news, decisionaufnehmen; a terrible sight greeted himihm bot sich ein fürchterlicher Anblick

greet

[griːt] vtaccogliere, salutare
a strange sight greeted his eyes → una strana scena si presentò ai suoi occhi
the statement was greeted with loud laughter → l'affermazione fu salutata da or con grasse risate

greet

(griːt) verb
to welcome. She greeted me when I arrived.
ˈgreeting noun
friendly words or actions used in welcome.
ˈgreetings noun plural
a friendly message. Christmas greetings.

greet

يُرَحِّبُ بِ zdravit hilse grüßen χαιρετώ saludar tervehtiä saluer pozdraviti accogliere ・・・に挨拶する 인사하다 groeten hilse przywitać cumprimentar приветствовать hälsa ทักทาย selamlamak chào hỏi 问候

greet

vt. saludar; recibir.
References in classic literature ?
Our Pickwick, always at his post, With reverence we greet, As, spectacles on nose, he reads Our well-filled weekly sheet.
The talk of the town and the respect with which men and boys instinctively greeted him, as all men greet silent people, had affected Seth Richmond's outlook on life and on himself.
When he straightened himself up to greet us, drops of perspiration were rolling from his thick nose down onto his curly beard.
Though not a hand had been extended to greet him, nor yet an eye had condescended to watch his movements, he had also entered the lodge, as though impelled by a fate to whose decrees he submitted, seemingly, without a struggle.
It is time that the good Colonel came forth to greet his friends; else we shall be apt to suspect that he has taken a sip too much of his Canary wine, in his extreme deliberation which cask it were best to broach in honor of the day
Here, before his own wife has greeted him, you may greet the sea-flushed shipmaster, just in port, with his vessel's papers under his arm in a tarnished tin box.
Then let any one imagine their dismay, when, after half an hour, they came in with a lawyer, and heard him greet the agent by his first name
Fairfax, Adele, Sophie, Leah, advanced to meet and greet us.
She came forward eagerly to greet me, and held out one hand to take the expected letter.
But now a knocking at the door was heard, and such a rush immediately ensued that she with laughing face and plundered dress was borne towards it the centre of a flushed and boisterous group, just in time to greet the father, who came home attended by a man laden with Christmas toys and presents.
Some of us can hardly expect, perhaps, in the natural course of things, to greet you on your return.
Neighbours who had nothing but verbal consolation to give showed a disposition not only to greet Silas and discuss his misfortune at some length when they encountered him in the village, but also to take the trouble of calling at his cottage and getting him to repeat all the details on the very spot; and then they would try to cheer him by saying, "Well, Master Marner, you're no worse off nor other poor folks, after all; and if you was to be crippled, the parish 'ud give you a 'lowance.