- to meet or receive with expressions of gladness or welcome
- to send a message of friendship to
- to receive in a specified manner: her remarks were greeted by silence
- to become apparent to: the smell of bread greeted him
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- to speak or act in some form of welcome:greeted us at the door.
- to meet or receive:greeted my suggestion with applause.
- to make itself noticed to:Music greeted our ears.
- (intransitive) to weep; lament
- weeping; lamentation