"greeting" in the noun sense
1. greeting, salutation
usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)
"greeting" in the verb sense
1. greet, recognize, recognise
express greetings upon meeting someone
send greetings to
react to in a certain way
"The President was greeted with catcalls"
be perceived by
"Loud music greeted him when he entered the apartment"
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