Definition of greeting in English:


Line breaks: greet|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈgriːtɪŋ


  • 1A polite word or sign of welcome or recognition: Mandy shouted a greeting
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    • Theresa will be greatly missed by her many friends and neighbours as she always had a kind word and a greeting for everyone.
    • Some stopped what they were doing to stare openly, others just waved or shouted a greeting and returned to work.
    • Arrive a little early, make sure you're neatly dressed, and step forward with a polite greeting and handshake.
  • 1.1 [mass noun] The action of giving a sign of welcome: she raised her hand in greeting
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    • I nodded my head in greeting.
    • To them, a smile or a nod of the head in greeting has no meaning.
    • ‘It took you two long enough,’ Kevin said in greeting, as Amy and Dylan approached.
  • 1.2 (usually greetings) A formal expression of goodwill, said on meeting or in a written message: warm greetings to you all
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    • Thank you to y'all who left me birthday greetings - they made me feel all warm and fuzzy!
    • With this, I'll end my first post and send you all warm greetings from cold rainy Germany.
    • Birthday greetings this week go to Declan Patton, who has now reached the ripe old age of 31.
    best wishes, good wishes, regards, kind/kindest regards, congratulations, compliments, respects, felicitations
    archaic one's devoirs, remembrances

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