greeting noun

1 first words you say when you meet sb

ADJ. formal, friendly, polite

VERB + GREETING call (out), nod, shout, smile, wave He jumped to his feet and called out a greeting. They said nothing, but nodded a polite greeting. | exchange The delegates shook hands and exchanged greetings. | acknowledge, respond to, return I said ‘Good morning!’, but she didn't return the greeting. | ignore

PREP. in ~ He held out his hand in greeting.

2 greetings: good wishes

ADJ. affectionate, personal, warm | birthday, Christmas, New Year, seasonal

VERB + GREETING bring, extend, send (sb) He brought Christmas greetings from the whole family. We extend our greetings to you and thank you for listening to us.


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