- 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.
- to address with some form of salutation;
- to meet or receive:to be greeted by cheering crowds; to greet a proposal with boos and hisses.
- to manifest itself to:Music greeted his ear as he entered the salon.
- [Obs.]to give salutations on meeting.
Middle English greten, Old English grētan;
cognate with German grüssen
1 . hail, accost.
[Scot. and North Eng. Archaic.]
- Scottish Termsto grieve;
- Scottish Termsto lament;
Middle English grete, Old English grǣtan;
cognate with Old Norse grāta, Gothic gretan
- (intransitive) to weep; lament
- weeping; lamentation