Variant of greet
- to speak or write to with expressions of friendliness, respect, pleasure, etc., as in meeting or by letter; hail; welcome
- to meet, receive, address, or acknowledge (a person, utterance, or event) in a specified way: the speech was greeted with cheers; the army was greeted by cannon shots
- to come or appear to; meet: a roaring sound greeted his ears
Origin: ME greten < OE gretan, grætan, akin to Du groetan, Ger grüssen < IE *ghredh- < base *gher-, echoic of outcry > L hirrire, to whimper, growl
- greeter noun
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