A common greeting is "hello".
The definition of a greeting is a word or movement to welcome someone.
An example of a greeting is the phrase, "Hello! How are you"?
- the act or words of a person who greets; salutation; welcome
- [often pl.] a message of regards from someone absent
A word or gesture of welcome or salutation.
(countable and uncountable, plural greetings)
- Present participle of greet.