greet

greet [gri:t] v [T]
[: Old English; Origin: gretan]
1.) to say hello to someone or welcome them
Belinda greeted her warmly.
greet sb with sth
Bill opened the door to Harold and greeted him with cries of welcome.
2.) [usually passive]
to react to something in a particular way
be greeted with/by sth
His statement was greeted with cries of astonishment and indignation.
3.) to be the first thing you see or hear when you arrive somewhere
Complete silence greeted us as we entered the room.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Greet — Greet, v. i. [OE. greten, AS. gr[=ae]tan, gr[=e]tan; akin to Icel. gr[=a]ta, Sw. gr[*a]ta, Dan. gr[ae]de, Goth. gr[=e]ctan; cf. Skr. hr[=a]d to sound, roar. [root]50.] To weep; to cry; to lament. [Obs. or Scot.] [Written also {greit}.] Spenser.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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