Greet

Definition of Greet

Pronunciation: grēt
a.1.Great.
v. i.1.To weep; to cry; to lament.
n.1.Mourning.
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Greeted; p. pr. & vb. n. Greeting.]
My lord, the mayor of London comes to greet you.
- Shak.
2.To come upon, or meet, as with something that makes the heart glad.
In vain the spring my senses greets.
- Addison.
3.To accost; to address.
v. i.1.To meet and give salutations.
There greet in silence, as the dead are wont, And sleep in peace.
- Shak.
n.1.Greeting.

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