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greeting

[gree-ting] /ˈgri tɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act or words of a person who greets.
2.
a friendly message from someone who is absent:
a greeting from a friend in another country.
3.
greetings, an expression of friendly or respectful regard:
Send my greetings to your family.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English, Old English gretinge. See greet1, -ing1
Related forms
greetingless, adjective
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  • Afterward others were given a chance to send their own greetings.
  • After the ordinary greetings and courtesies he sat down and listened.
  • Inside the farmhouse, the family greetings were casual and restrained.
  • The blogosphere has been inundated with people mocking the new salutation and proposing alternative greetings.
  • Target, for example, is selling gift cards that double as wind-up toys or play recorded greetings.
  • The sneak peek featured greetings from some of the cast members.
  • The greetings exchanged were of marked personal cordiality.
  • No quiet greetings between members of the community or shuffling of children into seats.
  • We exchanged greetings and congratulated each other, and spoke briefly about our hopes and concerns for the future.
  • It includes clips of celebrities looking into the camera and offering their sincere greetings to the royal couple.
British Dictionary definitions for greetings

greeting

/ˈɡriːtɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act or an instance of welcoming or saluting on meeting
2.
(often pl)
  1. an expression of friendly salutation
  2. (as modifier): a greetings card
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Word Origin and History for greetings

greeting

n.

Old English greting "salutation," verbal noun from gretan (see greet). Related: Greetings. First record of greeting card is from 1876.

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