Greeting meaning

grē'tĭng
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"?

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Present participle of greet.
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A word or gesture of welcome or salutation.
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(uncountable) The action of the verb to greet.
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A conventional phrase used to start a letter or conversation or otherwise to acknowledge a person's arrival or presence.

It's polite to begin a letter with a greeting, but this practice is less common in email.

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The act or words of a person who greets; salutation; welcome.
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A message of regards from someone absent.
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