greet

  • 1 Greet — may refer to:* Greet, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom * Greet (communication), a way for human beings to intentionally communicate awareness of each other s presence * GREET Model People with the given name Greet:* Greet… …

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  • 2 greet — [ grit ] verb transitive ** 1. ) to behave in a polite or friendly way toward someone when you meet them: Natalie rushed to open the door and greet the guests. greet someone with a smile/kiss: The women greet each other with kisses on both cheeks …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 3 Greet — (gr[=e]t), v. i. To meet and give salutations. [1913 Webster] There greet in silence, as the dead are wont, And sleep in peace. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Greet — Greet, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Greeted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Greeting}.] [OE. greten, AS. gr[=e]tan to address, approach; akin to OS. gr[=o]tian, LG. gr[ o]ten, D. groeten, OHG. gruozzen, G. gr[ u]ssen. [root]50.] 1. To address with salutations or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 greet — (v.) O.E. gretan to come in contact with (in sense of attack, accost as well as salute, welcome, and touch, take hold of, handle ), from W.Gmc. *grotjan (Cf. O.S. grotian, O.Fris. greta, Du. groeten, O.H.G. gruozen, Ger. grüßen to salute, greet ) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 Greet — Greet, n. Greeting. [Obs.] F. Beaumont. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Greet — Greet, a. Great. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 Greet — Greet, v. i. [OE. greten, AS. gr[=ae]tan, gr[=e]tan; akin to Icel. gr[=a]ta, Sw. gr[*a]ta, Dan. gr[ae]de, Goth. gr[=e]ctan; cf. Skr. hr[=a]d to sound, roar. [root]50.] To weep; to cry; to lament. [Obs. or Scot.] [Written also {greit}.] Spenser.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 Greet — Greet, n. Mourning. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 greet — [gri:t] v [T] [: Old English; Origin: gretan] 1.) to say hello to someone or welcome them ▪ Belinda greeted her warmly. greet sb with sth ▪ Bill opened the door to Harold and greeted him with cries of welcome. 2.) [usually passive] to react to… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 greet — Ⅰ. greet [1] ► VERB 1) give a word or sign of welcome when meeting (someone). 2) receive or acknowledge in a specified way. 3) (of a sight or sound) become apparent to (a person arriving somewhere). DERIVATIVES greeter noun. ORIG …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 greet — index recognize (acknowledge) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 13 greet — salute, hail, *address, accost …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 14 greet — [v] welcome accost, acknowledge, address, approach, attend, bow, call to, compliment, curtsy, embrace, exchange greetings, extend one’s hand, flag, hail, herald, highball*, high five*, meet, move to, nod, pay respects, receive, recognize, roll… …

    New thesaurus

  • 15 greet — greet1 [grēt] vt. [ME greten < OE gretan, grætan, akin to Du groetan, Ger grüssen < IE * ghredh < base * gher , echoic of outcry > L hirrire, to whimper, growl] 1. to speak or write to with expressions of friendliness, respect,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 16 greet — verb 1 say hello to sb ADVERB ▪ cheerfully, enthusiastically, warmly ▪ The two men greeted one another warmly. ▪ politely ▪ coolly …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 greet — con·greet; greet·er; greet·ing·less; greet; re·greet; greet·ing·ly; …

    English syllables

  • 18 greet */*/ — UK [ɡriːt] / US [ɡrɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms greet : present tense I/you/we/they greet he/she/it greets present participle greeting past tense greeted past participle greeted 1) to behave in a polite or friendly way towards someone when… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 Greet — Recorded as Graet, Greet, Gritt, Grout and the diminutive Grittle, this is an English surname. It originates from three possible sources. Firstly, it may be of locational origin from Greet , a place in both Nottinghamshire and Gloucester. The… …

    Surnames reference

  • 20 greet — greet1 greeter, n. /greet/, v.t. 1. to address with some form of salutation; welcome. 2. to meet or receive: to be greeted by cheering crowds; to greet a proposal with boos and hisses. 3. to manifest itself to: Music greeted his ear as he entered …

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