WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
greet•ing /ˈgritɪŋ/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. an act or words of welcoming: [uncountable]lifted her hand in greeting.[countable]We didn't get a very friendly greeting.
  2. greetings, [plural] an expression of friendly or respectful regard:sending our greetings.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
greet•ing  (grēting), 
  1. the act or words of a person who greets.
  2. a friendly message from someone who is absent:a greeting from a friend in another country.
  3. greetings, an expression of friendly or respectful regard:Send my greetings to your family.
  • Middle English, Old English gretinge. See greet1, -ing1 bef. 900
greeting•less, adj. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

greeting /ˈɡriːtɪŋ/ n
  1. the act or an instance of welcoming or saluting on meeting
  2. (often plural) an expression of friendly salutation
  3. (as modifier): a greetings card

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