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greet·ing

 (grē′tĭng)
n.
A word or gesture of welcome or salutation.

greeting

(ˈɡriːtɪŋ)
n
1. the act or an instance of welcoming or saluting on meeting
2. (often plural)
a. an expression of friendly salutation
b. (as modifier): a greetings card.

greet•ing

(ˈgri tɪŋ)

n.
1. the act or words of one who greets; salutation.
2. greetings, an expression of friendly regard.
[before 900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.greeting - (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)greeting - (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
acknowledgement, acknowledgment - a statement acknowledging something or someone; "she must have seen him but she gave no sign of acknowledgment"; "the preface contained an acknowledgment of those who had helped her"
well-wishing - an expression of good will from one person to another; "much hand-shaking and well-wishing"
compliments, regard, wish - (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare; "give him my kind regards"; "my best wishes"
reception, response - the manner in which something is greeted; "she did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors"
hail - enthusiastic greeting
kiss of peace, pax - (Roman Catholic Church) a greeting signifying Christian love for those assisting at the Eucharist
welcome - a greeting or reception; "the proposal got a warm welcome"
salute - an act of greeting with friendly words and gestures like bowing or lifting the hat
hello, hi, howdy, hullo, how-do-you-do - an expression of greeting; "every morning they exchanged polite hellos"
good morning, morning - a conventional expression of greeting or farewell
good afternoon, afternoon - a conventional expression of greeting or farewell
military greeting, salute - a formal military gesture of respect
visiting card, calling card, card - a printed or written greeting that is left to indicate that you have visited

greeting

noun
1. welcome, reception, hail, salute, address, salutation His greeting was familiar and friendly.
plural noun
1. best wishes, regards, respects, compliments, good wishes, salutations They exchanged hearty Christmas greetings.

greeting

noun
An expression, in words or gestures, marking a meeting of persons:
Translations
تـَحِيَّةتَحِيَّه
pozdrav
hilsen
saluto
tervehdys
pozdrav
köszöntésüdvözlet
kveîja, heilsun, kveîjuorî
挨拶
인사
pozdravpozdravičestitke
hälsninghälsningar
คำทักทาย
lời chào

greeting

[ˈgriːtɪŋ]
A. N
1. (with words etc) → saludo m; (= welcome) → bienvenida f, acogida f
2. greetingssaludos mpl, recuerdos mpl
greetings!¡bienvenido!
B. CPD greetings card Ntarjeta f de felicitaciones

greeting

[ˈgriːtɪŋ] n
(on meeting)salutation f
(on birthday, Christmas)souhait m
Christmas greetings → souhaits mpl de Noël
birthday greetings → souhaits mpl de bon anniversaire
"Season's greetings" → "Meilleurs vœux pour les fêtes de fin d'année"greetings card ncarte f de vœux

greeting

nGruß m; (act, = welcoming) → Begrüßung f; (= receiving, meeting)Empfang m; we received a friendly greeting from the crowddie Menge bereitete uns einen freundlichen Empfang; greetingsGrüße pl; (= congratulations)Glückwünsche pl; to send greetings to somebodyGrüße an jdn senden; (through sb else) → jdn grüßen lassen; please give my greetings to thembitte grüße sie von mir

greeting

[ˈgriːtɪŋ] nsaluto; (welcome) → accoglienza greetings nplsaluti mpl
Season's greetings → Buone Feste
Christmas/birthday greetings → auguri mpl di Natale/di compleanno

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.

greeting

تـَحِيَّة pozdrav hilsen Begrüßung χαιρετισμός saludo tervehdys salutation pozdrav accoglienza 挨拶 인사 begroeting hilsen powitanie cumprimento приветствие hälsning คำทักทาย selamlaşma lời chào 祝贺

greeting

n. saludo, bienvenida.
References in classic literature ?
and then the rooms were very still while the pages were softly turned, and the winter sunshine crept in to touch the bright heads and serious faces with a Christmas greeting.
At sight of grandmother, he snatched off his fur cap, greeting her in a deep, rolling voice which seemed older than he.
She could only hear Beaudelet's voice; Robert had apparently not even spoken a word of greeting to his companion.
After uttering the usual words of greeting, he turned to Duncan, and continued, with a smile of recognition, speaking always in French:
The lieutenant-governor, although his visit was one of the anticipated glories of the day, had alighted from his horse, and assisted his lady from her side-saddle, and crossed the Colonel's threshold, without other greeting than that of the principal domestic.
Meeting them in the street, she never raised her head to receive their greeting.
There was a very lively greeting as my rider dismounted.
There was an exchange of bugle blasts; then a parley from the walls, where men-at-arms, in hauberk and morion, marched back and forth with halberd at shoulder under flapping banners with the rude figure of a dragon displayed upon them; and then the great gates were flung open, the drawbridge was lowered, and the head of the cavalcade swept forward under the frowning arches; and we, following, soon found ourselves in a great paved court, with towers and turrets stretching up into the blue air on all the four sides; and all about us the dismount was going on, and much greeting and ceremony, and running to and fro, and a gay display of moving and intermingling colors, and an altogether pleasant stir and noise and confusion.
There is something weirdly pathetic about the picture of that white-haired veteran greeting with his loving handshake this friend who had been dead forty years.
Eliza's greeting was delivered in a short, abrupt voice, without a smile; and then she sat down again, fixed her eyes on the fire, and seemed to forget me.
The contrast resembled what you see in exchanging a bleak, hilly, coal country for a beautiful fertile valley; and his voice and greeting were as opposite as his aspect.
The old man walked straight up to the table, without any preliminary greeting, and looked across it at the three women, with a stern pity for them in his ragged, wrinkled face.