Definitions for: Greet

[v] react to in a certain way; "The President was greeted with catcalls"
[v] send greetings to
[v] express greetings upon meeting someone
[v] be perceived by; "Loud music greeted him when he entered the apartment"

Webster (1913) Definition: Greet, a.
Great. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

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.

Greet, n.
Mourning. [Obs.] --Spenser.

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 expressions of kind wishes;
to salute; to hail; to welcome; to accost with friendship;
to pay respects or compliments to, either personally or
through the intervention of another, or by writing or

My lord, the mayor of London comes to greet you.

2. To come upon, or meet, as with something that makes the
heart glad.

In vain the spring my senses greets. --Addison.

3. To accost; to address. --Pope.

Greet, v. i.
To meet and give salutations.

There greet in silence, as the dead are wont, And sleep
in peace. --Shak.

Greet, n.
Greeting. [Obs.] --F. Beaumont.

Synonyms: recognise, recognize

See Also: accost, address, bid, bob, come up to, communicate, compliment, curtsy, hail, herald, intercommunicate, present, react, receive, respond, salute, say farewell, shake hands, welcome, wish, wring hands

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