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. [1913 Webster]

My lord, the mayor of London comes to greet you. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To come upon, or meet, as with something that makes the heart glad. [1913 Webster]

In vain the spring my senses greets. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

3. To accost; to address. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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