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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 ?
Each visitor performed the ceremony of greeting this old aunt whom not one of them knew, not one of them wanted to know, and not one of them cared about; Anna Pavlovna observed these greetings with mournful and solemn interest and silent approval.
Bygate, the lawyer, who had been in the house ever since the death, came forward to give deferential greetings and answer all questions, and Arthur walked with him towards the library, where his Aunt Lydia was expecting him.
asked the little Kansas girl, when the first greetings were over.
When the first greetings were over, the different bands interchanged accounts of their several wanderings, after separating at Snake River; we shall briefly notice a few of the leading particulars.
When he came in this morning and we had passed the usual greetings some singular impulse prompted me to say: 'Oh, I beg your pardon, Mr.
I have been writing my greetings to my sweet wife; for I hear that a messenger goes from the prince to Southampton within the week, and he would gladly take a packet for me.
I gave you exactly the same greeting that he gave me.
Three oilers and a fourth engineer," was his greeting.
After this greeting his guests bowed once more and were reverentially silent; the king on the right, however, answered him in their name.
Ah, my Prince," he continued, as though no thought had interrupted his greeting, "that you are back is sufficient, and let Hor Vastus' sword have the high honour of being first at thy feet.
he cried, as he came; "the king's greeting to those who make unholy war against the king; the lion's greeting to the jackals that snarl around his heels.
If the Belgian had entertained any doubts as to the woman's knowledge of his part in the perfidious attack upon her home and herself, it was quickly dissipated by the genuine friendliness of her greeting.