WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
greet1 /grit/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object]
  1. to speak or act in some form of welcome:greeted us at the door.
  2. to meet or receive:greeted my suggestion with applause.
  3. to make itself noticed to:Music greeted our ears.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
greet1  (grēt),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. to address with some form of salutation;
  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 the salon.

  1. [Obs.]to give salutations on meeting.
greeter, n. 
  • bef. 900; Middle English greten, Old English grētan; cognate with German grüssen
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged hail, accost.

greet2  (grēt),USA pronunciation [Scot. and North Eng. Archaic.]
  1. Scottish Termsto grieve;

  1. Scottish Termsto lament;
  • bef. 900; Middle English grete, Old English grǣtan; cognate with Old Norse grāta, Gothic gretan

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

greet /ɡriːt/ vb (transitive)
  1. to meet or receive with expressions of gladness or welcome
  2. to send a message of friendship to
  3. to receive in a specified manner: her remarks were greeted by silence
  4. to become apparent to: the smell of bread greeted him
Etymology: Old English grētan; related to Old High German gruozzen to address
greet /ɡriːt/ Scot vb
  1. (intransitive) to weep; lament
  1. weeping; lamentation
Etymology: from Old English grētan, northern dialect variant of grætan; compare Old Norse grāta, Middle High German grazen

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