greeting


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Greeting \Greet"ing\, n.
   Expression of kindness or joy; salutation at meeting; a
   compliment from one absent.
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         Write to him . . . gentle adieus and greetings. --Shak.

   Syn: Salutation; salute; compliment.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Greet \Greet\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Greeted; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Greeting.] [OE. greten, AS. gr[=e]tan to address, approach;
   akin to OS. gr[=o]tian, LG. gr["o]ten, D. groeten, OHG.
   gruozzen, G. gr["u]ssen. [root]50.]
   1. To address with salutations or expressions of kind wishes;
      to salute; to hail; to welcome; to accost with friendship;
      to pay respects or compliments to, either personally or
      through the intervention of another, or by writing or
      token.
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            My lord, the mayor of London comes to greet you.
                                                  --Shak.
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   2. To come upon, or meet, as with something that makes the
      heart glad.
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            In vain the spring my senses greets.  --Addison.
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   3. To accost; to address. --Pope.
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