greet

verb
1 say hello to sb
ADVERB
cheerfully, enthusiastically, warmly

The two men greeted one another warmly.

politely
coolly

Stella greeted her mother coolly.

VERB + GREET
be there to, be waiting to

You must be there to greet your guests.

My parents were waiting to greet us at the door.

come to, rise to, turn to

The president rose to greet his guests.

PREPOSITION
with

She greeted him with a quick kiss.

PHRASES
greet sb by name

The head teacher greeted all the students by name.

2 react to sth in particular way
ADVERB
enthusiastically
coolly
PREPOSITION
with

The news was greeted with astonishment.

Greet is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑applause, ↑chorus, ↑demonstration, ↑sight, ↑silence
Greet is used with these nouns as the object: ↑acquaintance, ↑announcement, ↑arrival, ↑dawn, ↑ear, ↑guest, ↑news, ↑return, ↑visitor

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Greet — may refer to:* Greet, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom * Greet (communication), a way for human beings to intentionally communicate awareness of each other s presence * GREET Model People with the given name Greet:* Greet… …   Wikipedia

  • greet — [ grit ] verb transitive ** 1. ) to behave in a polite or friendly way toward someone when you meet them: Natalie rushed to open the door and greet the guests. greet someone with a smile/kiss: The women greet each other with kisses on both cheeks …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Greet — (gr[=e]t), v. i. To meet and give salutations. [1913 Webster] There greet in silence, as the dead are wont, And sleep in peace. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Greet — Greet, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Greeted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Greeting}.] [OE. greten, AS. gr[=e]tan to address, approach; akin to OS. gr[=o]tian, LG. gr[ o]ten, D. groeten, OHG. gruozzen, G. gr[ u]ssen. [root]50.] 1. To address with salutations or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • greet — (v.) O.E. gretan to come in contact with (in sense of attack, accost as well as salute, welcome, and touch, take hold of, handle ), from W.Gmc. *grotjan (Cf. O.S. grotian, O.Fris. greta, Du. groeten, O.H.G. gruozen, Ger. grüßen to salute, greet ) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Greet — Greet, n. Greeting. [Obs.] F. Beaumont. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Greet — Greet, a. Great. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Greet — Greet, n. Mourning. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • greet — Ⅰ. greet [1] ► VERB 1) give a word or sign of welcome when meeting (someone). 2) receive or acknowledge in a specified way. 3) (of a sight or sound) become apparent to (a person arriving somewhere). DERIVATIVES greeter noun. ORIG …   English terms dictionary

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