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GREETING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does greeting mean? 

GREETING (noun)
  The noun GREETING has 1 sense:

1. (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)

  Familiarity information: GREETING used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GREETING (noun)


Sense 1greeting [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

greeting; salutation

Hypernyms ("greeting" is a kind of...):

acknowledgement; acknowledgment (a statement acknowledging something or someone)

Domain usage:

plural; plural form (the form of a word that is used to denote more than one)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "greeting"):

well-wishing (an expression of good will from one person to another)

military greeting; salute (a formal military gesture of respect)

afternoon; good afternoon; good morning; morning (a conventional expression of greeting or farewell)

hello; hi; how-do-you-do; howdy; hullo (an expression of greeting)

salute (an act of greeting with friendly words and gestures like bowing or lifting the hat)

welcome (a greeting or reception)

kiss of peace; pax ((Roman Catholic Church) a greeting signifying Christian love for those assisting at the Eucharist)

hail (enthusiastic greeting)

reception; response (the manner in which something is greeted)

compliments; regard; wish ((usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare)

calling card; card; visiting card (a printed or written greeting that is left to indicate that you have visited)


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