WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
greet1 /grit/USA pronunciation
v. [~ + object]
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.
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greet /ɡriːt/ vb (transitive)
Etymology: Old English grētan; related to Old High German gruozzen to address
- 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
greet /ɡriːt/ Scot vb
- (intransitive) to weep; lament
Etymology: from Old English grētan, northern dialect variant of grætan; compare Old Norse grāta, Middle High German grazen
- weeping; lamentation
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