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greet·ing

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

(ˈgri tɪŋ)

n.
1. the act or words of one who greets; salutation.
2. greetings, an expression of friendly regard.
[before 900]
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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
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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.
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greeting

noun
An expression, in words or gestures, marking a meeting of persons:
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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
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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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
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greeting

[ˈgriːtɪŋ] nsaluto; (welcome) → accoglienza greetings nplsaluti mpl
Season's greetings → Buone Feste
Christmas/birthday greetings → auguri mpl di Natale/di compleanno
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

greeting

n. saludo, bienvenida.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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The gold-plated copper disk bears sounds, images and spoken greetings in multiple languages to depict Earth's diversity of life and culture, intended to communicate with potential extraterrestrial beings who may encounter them.
The Voyager Golden Record " phonograph records (together with a cartridge and a needle) on board the two Voyager spacecrafts launched in 1977 " contains 115 images, musical selections, natural soundscapes and spoken greetings to any extraterrestrials that might pick up the messages.
The contents were selected by a committee headed by Carl Sagan of Cornell University and they put together 115 images and an array of natural sounds to which they added select musical pieces from different cultures and eras, and spoken greetings from people of the earth in 55 languages.