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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
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 © 2016
greet1  (grēt), 
v.t. 
  1. to address with some form of salutation;
    welcome.
  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.

v.i. 
  1. [Obs.]to give salutations on meeting.
Etymology:bef. 900;
Middle English greten, Old English grētan;
cognate with German grüssen
greeter, n. 
1 . hail, accost.
greet2  (grēt), 
[Scot. and North Eng. Archaic.]

v.i. 
  1. Scottish Termsto grieve;
    lament;
    cry.

v.t. 
  1. Scottish Termsto lament;
    bewail.
Etymology: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
n
  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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