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Definition of "greet" []

  • To salute or welcome in a friendly and respectful way with speech or writing, as upon meeting or in opening a letter. (verb-transitive)
  • To receive with a specified reaction: greet a joke with laughter. (verb-transitive)
  • To be perceived by: A din greeted our ears. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "greet" in a sentence
  • "Hard (though he has a career and occupation out of his own home), that a second chance of domestic happiness should not again greet him!"
  • "We began with a cast and crew meet and greet, which is always a little nerve-wracking."
  • "Is it permissible to greet a kafir with something other than 'Salam'?"