Definition of "greeting" [greet•ing]

  • A word or gesture of welcome or salutation. (noun)
  • The act or an instance of welcoming or saluting on meeting (noun)

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  • An expression of friendly salutation (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)

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Use "greeting" in a sentence
  • "Because Jews and the world are being judged by God for the coming year, a longer greeting translates as "may you be written and sealed for a good year" ketiva ve-chatima tovah."
  • "Yet when I meet that old gentleman, irrespective of conditions, his greeting is always the same."
  • "The Vulcan greeting is based upon a blessing gesture used by the kohanim (koe-hah-NEEM) during the worship service."