• Mrs. Gardiner greeted them
    Mrs. Gardiner greeted them
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v greet react to in a certain way "The President was greeted with catcalls"
    • v greet send greetings to
    • v greet express greetings upon meeting someone
    • v greet be perceived by "Loud music greeted him when he entered the apartment"
    • ***

Additional illustrations & photos:

William greeting his father William greeting his father

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Iguanas can recognize their human handlers and greet them differently, compared with strangers
    • a Greet Great.
    • n Greet Greeting.
    • n Greet Mourning.
    • Greet To accost; to address.
    • Greet 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. "My lord, the mayor of London comes to greet you."
    • Greet To come upon, or meet, as with something that makes the heart glad. "In vain the spring my senses greets ."
    • v. i Greet grēt To meet and give salutations. "There greet in silence, as the dead are wont, And sleep in peace."
    • v. i Greet To weep; to cry; to lament.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: 93% of all greeting cards are purchased by women
    • greet To address formally, as on meeting or in writing or sending a letter or message; give or send salutations to; accost; salute; hail.
    • greet To congratulate.
    • greet To salute on meeting.
    • n greet A greeting.
    • greet To weep; cry.
    • n greet Weeping; crying; a cry; complaint.
    • n greet An obsolete or dialectal form of grit.
    • n greet An obsolete or dialectal form of grit.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bumping foreheads with a hands shake is the traditional greeting in Tibet.
    • v.t Greet grēt to salute or address with kind wishes: to send kind wishes to: to congratulate
    • v.i Greet to meet and salute:—pr.p. greet′ing; pa.p. greet′ed
    • v.i Greet grēt (Spens.) to cry, weep
    • n Greet weeping
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  • Mishkat Al-massabaih
    Mishkat Al-massabaih
    “Whoever approaches Me walking, I will come to him running; and he who meets Me with sins equivalent to the whole world, I will greet him with forgiveness equal to it.”
  • Henry Van Dyke
    “Gratitude is a twofold love -- love coming to visit us, and love running out to greet a welcome guest.”
  • Jean Giraudoux
    Jean Giraudoux
    “There is an invisible garment woven around us from our earliest years; it is made of the way we eat, the way we walk, the way we greet people...”
  • Edward Hoagland
    “Men greet each other with a sock on the arm, women with a hug, and the hug wears better in the long run.”
  • Helen Rowland
    “Call the bald man, Boy; make the sage thy toy; greet the youth with solemn face; praise the fat man for his grace.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. greten, AS. grǣtan, grētan,; akin to Icel. grāta, Sw. gråta, Dan. græde, Goth. grēctan,; cf. Skr. hrād, to sound, roar. √50


In literature:

I you greetings bring, from the Supreme and First Speaker.
"Fearful Symmetry" by Ann Wilson
Little Laura, holding herself very straight, greeted him with her funny smile, a smile that was hardly more than a tremor of her white lips.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
As lang as the bird sings before Candlemas he greets after it.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
He greeted Febrer with a weak, hollow voice, cutting short his words at intervals to gasp for air.
"The Dead Command" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
And a chorus of inquiry greeted him from the bystanders.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
From an open carriage, where his wife and two daughters accompanied him, Captain Tinong waved a friendly greeting.
"An Eagle Flight" by José Rizal
Give greeting, Francis, to my good friend Captain Fortescue.
"In Doublet and Hose" by Lucy Foster Madison
The General smiled faintly, and greeted him with as much warmth as his weak and prostrated condition would allow.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
There was no chair for Simon, even though the pope had greeted him by name.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
She turned without a greeting and walked on, kicking the snow as she went.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
She greeted the new pupil with a nod and a stare.
"Polly of Lady Gay Cottage" by Emma C. Dowd
Though nothing was lost on her, Nan professed not to see the greeting.
"Nan of Music Mountain" by Frank H. Spearman
It was a silent greeting that welcomed him.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
Then, with an evident effort, he offered a greeting.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
Without laying down his pipe, Arlt rose to greet his guest.
"The Dominant Strain" by Anna Chapin Ray
The newspapers had given it wide publicity and they were greeted by suffragists at many places.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"
Two maid-servants came forth to greet him, followed by two rows of beautiful girls in a long processional.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
He was taken aback at the unconventional greeting.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
He hurriedly greeted us, and showed us an order recalling him to his regiment.
"Waldfried" by Berthold Auerbach
Farewell, Lina, greet every one for me.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach

In poetry:

Rough is her greeting
From all that's human,
But the morning smiles
At the gypsy woman.
"The Gypsy Woman" by Ethel Clifford
Bowed low to him as a master
In all the warrior's art,
And then, as a friend in greeting,
Pressed the hero to his heart
"The Prince Of Anhalt Dessau" by Nora Pembroke
Unheeding the thousands who waited
To honor and greet,
When the cry of a child smote upon him
And turned back his feet.
"Abraham Lincoln" by Phoebe Cary
Oh, the rapture of that meeting!
We of earth can never know
Till we mingle in the greeting,
Of our lov'd, lost long ago.
"On The Death Of Mrs. Burnite Who Died February 2, 1878" by David John Scott
I greet ye! oh friends and neighbours
The smith and the artizan;
I share in your honest labours,
A Canadian working-man.
"The News-Boy's Dream of the New Year" by Kate Seymour Maclean
O Music, lead the way—
The stormy night is past,
Lift up our hearts to greet the day,
And the joy of things that last.
"Storm-Music" by Henry Van Dyke

In news:

Romney greets supporters at Mobile's Whistle Stop Cafe on March 12.
Greetings, Powerful Sons and Daughters of God.
Open your eyes with the morning sun and greet the day as a fresh beginning.
Chipotle break Romney greets passers-by as he makes an unscheduled stop at a Chipotle restaurant in Denver.
WASHINGTON — Silence greeted the Mets who gathered around the pitcher's mound in the fourth inning today.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is greeted on arrival to attend a meeting on Syria in Paris April 19.
Lovey Howell's minxish novitiates could one-stop seduce the standard slavish cabana boy with greeting cards from 280: DESIGN.
Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen Rick Santorum greets supporters at the Original Dreamland BBQ in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Probably not to anyone whose "retirement" will be spent greeting shoppers at the local low-price emporium, and certainly not to that company's dazed, pocket-picked employees and shareholders.
AP Photo Thomas Hearns, right, and Freddie Roach, left, greet each other during Boxing Hall of Fame induction ceremonies Sunday in Canastota, N.Y. Thomas Hearns knows the feeling and so do many others.
Eleven-month-old Nurdin, left, greets 9-month-old Zeke, as their mothers Asha Ahmed and Susanna Decker look on.
To end the unit, Coach Taylor Tomlin greeted the students with a challenge to start the class.
Solicitor General Elena Kagan has been making the rounds on Capitol Hill, doing the customary meet-and-greet with the senators who will decide her fate as a Supreme Court nominee.
Schwartz greets friends and family during a celebration of the life of O'Neill, who was a drummer in a local band, the Irish Affair.
The 44th President greets the 43rd as George W Bush visits the White House.

In science:

Typically, the dialogue planner can provide detailed semantics for utterances whose content is covered by the domain model (e.g., the car domain) whereas this is not possible for utterances which play an important role in the conversation but are not part of the domain model (e.g., greetings).
A Flexible Pragmatics-driven Language Generator for Animated Agents
These dialogue acts may be primarily characterized in terms of their, possibly domain specific, dialogue act type (greeting, refusal, etc.).
A Flexible Pragmatics-driven Language Generator for Animated Agents
The following is a template for dialogue acts of type greeting with no semantic content and a polite speaker.
A Flexible Pragmatics-driven Language Generator for Animated Agents
It seems another trick has been squeezed out of nature similar to the amazement a century ago that greeted the Maxwell, Hertz, Marconi and Logie Baird discoveries of sending information, speech and pictures incredibly fast around the globe.
Secure Quantum Communication and Superluminal Signalling on the Bell Channel
This process of porting, redesigning, optimizing, debugging, and analyzing, the application is generally prohibitively expensive, and certainly frustrating when the process is completed just in time to greet the next generation system.
Cluster Computing White Paper
Butcher & Oemler’s result was greeted with much scepticism.
From Messier to Abell: 200 years of science with galaxy clusters
Let me finally express my birthday greetings to Bikash and thank him and his crew for decades of exciting physics conjectures, his strong involvement into our field and courage to built up such a great school of young successful scientists in India, which are highly competitive in the whole world.
Summary of theoretical contributions
He challenged me to explain his insight, and Fig. 3 graced my office wall, greeting me each morning, for well over a year.
Using the Wigner-Ibach Surmise to Analyze Terrace-Width Distributions: History, User's Guide, and Advances
These and subsequent observations by Weber were greeted with great excitement in the early 1970s; however, the strength implied by his signals was very much in excess of what was expected.
The Past, Present and Future of the Resonant-Mass Gravitational Wave Detectors
Lab usability tests usually take about an hour per session. They cannot be done in parallel with each other (unless there are multiple lab spaces and multiple testers). The whole process might take days or even weeks to be done. Crowdsourcing usability testing saves travel, greeting time, and setting up processes.
Crowdsourcing for Usability Testing
Greets the speaker, cleans himself, and smiles to the children in the first row: ”We become involved in a stupid war.
Dream of a Christmas lecture
Utterances types which do not correspond to one of the conventional sentence moods as described above typically consist of a (sequences of ) phrases (multiple PPs or multiple NPs), polite thanking and greeting utterances and typically short forms like confirmations, negations, interjections and exclamations.
A Machine Learning Approach to the Classification of Dialogue Utterances