Greeting

  • 1 Greeting — (also called accosting) is a way for human beings (as well as other members of the animal kingdom) to intentionally communicate awareness of each other s presence, to show attention to, and to suggest a type of relationship or social status… …

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  • 2 greeting — greeting, salutation, salute denote the ceremonial words or acts of one who meets, welcomes, or formally addresses another. Greeting is the ordinary term which carries no suggestion of formality and no implication of inferiority in the one who… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 Greeting — Álbum de Nami Tamaki Publicación 25 de febrero, 2004 Grabación 2003 2004 Género(s) J Pop Duración …

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  • 4 Greeting — Album par Nami Tamaki Sortie 25 février 2004 Enregistrement 2003 2004 …

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  • 5 greeting — O.E. greting “salutation,” from gretan (see GREET (Cf. greet)). Related: Greetings. First record of greeting card is from 1876 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 Greeting — Greet ing, n. Expression of kindness or joy; salutation at meeting; a compliment from one absent. [1913 Webster] Write to him . . . gentle adieus and greetings. Shak. Syn: Salutation; salute; compliment. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 greeting — greet‧ing [ˈgriːtɪŋ] noun [countable, uncountable] something you say or do when you meet someone: • They briskly exchanged greetings before sitting down to start negotiations …

    Financial and business terms

  • 8 greeting — [n] welcome; message of kindness accosting, acknowledgment, address, aloha*, attention, best wishes*, blow*, card*, ciao*, compellation, compliments, good wishes*, hail, hello, heralding, hi, highball*, high five*, how do you do*, howdy*, letter* …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 greeting — ► NOUN 1) a word or sign of welcome or recognition. 2) (usu. greetings) a formal expression of goodwill …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 greeting — [grēt′iŋ] n. 1. the act or words of a person who greets; salutation; welcome 2. [often pl.] a message of regards from someone absent …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 greeting — noun 1 first words you say when you meet sb ADJECTIVE ▪ formal, friendly, polite ▪ traditional ▪ The traditional Muslim greeting is ‘Salaam’. VERB + GREETING …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 greeting — n. 1) to exchange; extend, send greetings 2) to extend a greeting 3) a cordial, friendly, sincere, warm greeting 4) cordial, friendly, sincere, warm, warmest greetings 5) an official greeting; official greetings 6) holiday, season s greetings… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 greeting — [[t]gri͟ːtɪŋ[/t]] greetings 1) N VAR A greeting is something friendly that you say or do when you meet someone. His greeting was familiar and friendly... They exchanged greetings... He raised a hand in greeting. 2) CONVENTION Greetings is an old… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 greeting — greet|ing [ˈgri:tıŋ] n [U and C] 1.) something you say or do when you meet someone in greeting ▪ She raised her hand in greeting. ▪ I smiled a polite greeting, but the woman hardly acknowledged me. ▪ The two cousins exchanged greetings (=greeted… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 greeting */ — UK [ˈɡriːtɪŋ] / US [ˈɡrɪtɪŋ] noun Word forms greeting : singular greeting plural greetings 1) [countable/uncountable] something polite or friendly that you say or do when you meet someone They exchanged greetings and sat down. He came to meet her …

    English dictionary

  • 16 greeting —   Aloha.    ♦ The old greetings were: aloha, ano ai, welina me ke aloha.    ♦ Post missionary greetings include: aloha kakahiaka, good morning; aloha ahiahi, good afternoon, good evening.    ♦ The farewell greeting was ā hui hou aku or aloha.… …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 17 Greeting — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 18 greeting — greetingless, adj. /gree ting/, n. 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… …

    Universalium

  • 19 greeting — noun /ˈɡɹiːtɪŋ/ A conventional phrase used to start a letter or conversation or otherwise to acknowledge a persons arrival or presence. Its polite to begin a letter with a greeting, but this practice is less common in email. See Also: greet …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 greeting — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A salutation] Syn. welcome, address, notice, reception, attention, accosting, speaking to, heralding, ushering in, acknowledgement, salutation, one s compliments, regards. Common greetings include: hello, how do you do? how… …

    English dictionary for students


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