from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A word or gesture of welcome or salutation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A conventional phrase used to start a letter or conversation or otherwise to acknowledge a person's arrival or presence.
  • v. Present participle of greet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Expression of kindness or joy; salutation at meeting; a compliment from one absent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Salutation at meeting or in opening communication by letter or message; formal address; a form used in accosting or addressing.
  • n. Weeping; crying.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)


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