From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgreetinggreet‧ing /ˈɡriːtɪŋ/ ●○○ noun [countable, uncountable] 🔊 🔊 1HELLOsomething you say or do when you meet someonein greeting 🔊 She raised her hand in greeting. 🔊 I smiled a polite greeting, but the woman hardly acknowledged me. 🔊 The two cousins exchanged greetings (=greeted each other).2 →birthday/Christmas etc greetings3 →greetings!
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greeting• Siegfried bustled in, muttered a greeting, and began to pour his coffee.• Michelle shouted out a greeting from across the room.• Word is she and McDermott exchangedpleasantries and greetings and watched the goings-on.• Jim paused next to the fence to exchange greetings with his neighbor on the other side.• I wondered how long I should give them to exchange greetings.• The only acceptable form of greeting in business is a handshake.• Meredith's offered hand of greetingdropped limply to her side in bewilderment.• He could hear his pipingLondonvoice with its parrotgreetings and unfoundedoptimism.• He looked up slowly at Yanto's greeting.• Too late and the greeting is grunted as an afterthought as you both pass only feet away from each other.• The greetings are hand-delivered to the home of every employee who calls in sick.exchanged greetings• We gathered around a paddydike and exchanged greetings and impressions.• The two cross-cousins exchanged greetings and tokenpresents.• They shook hands, exchanged greetings, and so on.• The men exchanged greetings just after ten thirty a.m.• At the door to the marquee they exchanged greetings with scores of other guests, gradually making their way inside.From Longman Business Dictionarygreetinggreet‧ing /ˈgriːtɪŋ/ noun [countable, uncountable]something you say or do when you meet someoneThey briskly exchanged greetings before sitting down to start negotiations.