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)
  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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