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Noun
A polite word or sign of welcome or recognition
“Theresa will be greatly missed by her many friends and neighbours as she always had a kind word and a greeting for everyone.”
Noun
A formal expression of goodwill, said on meeting or in a written message
“And I just realised I probably won't post again in 2001, so this is by way of being a New Year's greeting to all of you out there who read this.”
Noun
The act of shedding tears, typically from being emotional
Noun
The grasping of hands by two people as a form of greeting
Adjective
Crying or inclined to cry
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Verb
Present participle for to wail in grief for a deceased person
Verb
Present participle for to address or meet with expressions of friendliness or welcome
“Known for their hospitality, the villagers and shop owners always greet visitors warmly and loudly in Mandarin Chinese.”
Verb
Present participle for to welcome in a friendly manner
“She was waiting at the door to greet her guests.”
Verb
Present participle for to receive in a specified manner
“That would be one scientific breakthrough that I would greet with open arms.”
Verb
Present participle for to bestow a thought, gesture or greeting
Verb
Present participle for to acknowledge the validity or legality of something
Verb
(respond to) Present participle for to speak or write in reaction to a question, or to another reaction
Verb
Present participle for perform a curtsy
Verb
Present participle for to touch or press with the lips, usually as a sign of affection
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