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Language: Old English
Origin: gretan


greet [transitive]
1 to say hello to someone or welcome them:
Belinda greeted her warmly.
greet somebody with something
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 something
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.

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