greeting


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Wikipedia.

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 ?
I gave you exactly the same greeting that he gave me.
I suppose I must have mistaken another man for Barting, and that man's cold greeting was merely a stranger's civil acknowledgment of my own.
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.
He felt himself riding over the hills in the breezy autumn days, looking after favourite plans of drainage and enclosure; then admired on sombre mornings as the best rider on the best horse in the hunt; spoken well of on market-days as a first-rate landlord; by and by making speeches at election dinners, and showing a wonderful knowledge of agriculture; the patron of new ploughs and drills, the severe upbraider of negligent landowners, and withal a jolly fellow that everybody must like--happy faces greeting him everywhere on his own estate, and the neighbouring families on the best terms with him.
Toto barked at the Cowardly Lion in joyous greeting, for he knew the beast of old and loved him, and it was funny to see how gently the Lion raised his huge paw to pat Toto's head.
Even that, however, was a great surprise to Nancy, who chanced to be with Pollyanna one day when the greeting was given.
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.
As she neared them Tara of Helium turned toward her with a smile and a happy greeting, while her guards knelt with bowed heads in willing and voluntary adoration of the beloved of Helium.
With the same polished courtesy that had marked their manner toward me they extended their greetings to the great Thark, nor, to my surprise, was he much behind them in ease of bearing or in courtly speech.
Thus the beautiful Ozma was escorted by a brilliant procession to her royal city, and so great was the cheering that she was obliged to constantly bow to the right and left to acknowledge the greetings of her subjects.
It is impossible to describe the shrieks of joy, the warm embraces, the knocks, and the friendly greetings with which that strange company of dramatic actors and actresses received Pinocchio.
She watched his progress towards the pavilion, saw him now responding condescendingly to an ingratiating bow, now exchanging friendly, nonchalant greetings with his equals, now assiduously trying to catch the eye of some great one of this world, and taking off his big round hat that squeezed the tips of his ears.