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There is no friend like an old friend who has shared our morning days, no greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Meaning of "greeting" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GREETING

greeting  [ˈɡriːtɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GREETING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Greeting is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GREETING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

greeting

Greeting

Greeting is an act of communication in which human beings intentionally make their presence known to each other, to show attention to, and to suggest a type of relationship or social status between individuals or groups of people coming in contact with each other. Greetings sometimes are used just prior to a conversation or to greet in passing, such as on a sidewalk or trail. While greeting customs are highly culture and situation-specific and may change within a culture depending on social status and relationship, they exist in all known human cultures. Greetings can be expressed both audibly and physically, and often involve a combination of the two. This topic excludes military and ceremonial salutes but includes rituals other than gestures. A greeting can also be expressed in written communications, such as letters and emails. Some epochs and cultures have had very elaborate greeting rituals, for example, greeting of a sovereign. Conversely, secret societies have often furtive or arcane greeting gestures and rituals, such as a secret handshake, which allow members to recognize each other.

Definition of greeting in the English dictionary

The definition of greeting in the dictionary is the act or an instance of welcoming or saluting on meeting. Other definition of greeting is an expression of friendly salutation.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GREETING


beating
ˈbiːtɪŋ
cheating
ˈtʃiːtɪŋ
competing
kəmˈpiːtɪŋ
computing
kəmˈpjuːtɪŋ
eating
ˈiːtɪŋ
entreating
ɪnˈtriːtɪŋ
fleeting
ˈfliːtɪŋ
heating
ˈhiːtɪŋ
Keating
ˈkiːtɪŋ
mainstreeting
ˈmeɪnˌstriːtɪŋ
meat-eating
ˈmiːtˌiːtɪŋ
meeting
ˈmiːtɪŋ
overeating
ˌəʊvərˈiːtɪŋ
overheating
ˌəʊvəˈhiːtɪŋ
repeating
rɪˈpiːtɪŋ
retreating
rɪˈtriːtɪŋ
seating
ˈsiːtɪŋ
sheeting
ˈʃiːtɪŋ
sweeting
ˈswiːtɪŋ
world-beating
ˈwɜːldˌbiːtɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GREETING

greenspeak
greenstick fracture
greenstone
greenstuff
greensward
greenth
greenwash
greenway
greenweed
Greenwich
Greenwich Mean Time
Greenwich Time
Greenwich Village
greenwing
greenwood
greeny
Greer
greet
greeter
greetings card

WORDS THAT END LIKE GREETING

accounting
annual general meeting
board meeting
budgeting
buffeting
carpeting
committee meeting
direct marketing
e-marketing
general meeting
marketing
mass marketing
neuromarketing
Quaker meeting
riveting
sales meeting
staff meeting
targeting
telemarketing
ticketing
viral marketing

Synonyms and antonyms of greeting in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GREETING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «greeting» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of greeting

Translation of «greeting» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GREETING

Find out the translation of greeting to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of greeting from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «greeting» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

祝贺
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

saludo
570 millions of speakers

English

greeting
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ग्रीटिंग
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تـَحِيَّة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

приветствие
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cumprimento
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অভিবাদন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

salutation
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Salam
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Begrüßung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

挨拶
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

인사
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Salam
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lời chào
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வாழ்த்து
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ग्रीटिंग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

selamlama
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

accoglienza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

powitanie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вітання
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

salut
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χαιρετισμός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

groet
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hälsning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hilsen
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of greeting

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GREETING»

The term «greeting» is very widely used and occupies the 8.825 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GREETING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about greeting

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «GREETING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word greeting.
1
Eva Braun
I sat with him for three hours and we did not exchange a single word. At the end he handed me, as he had done before, an envelope with money in it. It would have been much nicer if he had enclosed a greeting or a loving word. I would have been so pleased if he had.
2
Berkeley Breathed
I ignore Hallmark Holidays. And this comes from a guy who has sold a million Opus greeting cards.
3
Jimmy Cliff
I visit studios. Just to get the feel, the smell, and see what other people are doing. Not only listening to the radio, but going to studios, greeting musicians and artists, just getting a vibe.
4
Jason Epstein
The marketplace for books when I entered the business shortly after World War II consisted of a thousand or so well stocked independent booksellers in major towns and cities supplemented by thousands of smaller shops that carried limited stocks of mostly current titles along with greeting cards, toys and so on.
5
Arthur Guiterman
Don't tell your friends about your indigestion. 'How are you' is a greeting, not a question.
6
Charles Hazlewood
The Southbank Centre Unlimited Festival was a distinct moment in time, an amazing counterpoint to the London 2012 Paralympics. There is no question that a major shift in perspective is taking place, that the world is waking up and greeting - as if for the first time - the extraordinary community of people with disability.
7
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
There is no friend like an old friend who has shared our morning days, no greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise.
8
Jonathan LaPaglia
I thought I was clever by greeting casting agents in my Australian accent and then switching to an American one during the performance. But the Australian accent seemed to put them off. Now it's the opposite; they love Australians. And with my thick Californian accent I now have a problem convincing them I'm Australian.
9
Morley
I include myself in the posters because I feel like it forms a more intimate relationship between the artist and the person passing by. And it's important to include some vulnerability and use fears and rejections and various aspects from my own life so people look at my work as more than greeting card fodder.
10
John Muir
How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GREETING»

Discover the use of greeting in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to greeting and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Creative Greeting Cards
Construct your own cards that reflect your personality as well as the recipient's.
Sandi Genovese, 2001
2
3D Pop Up Greeting Cards
Here are easy-to-follow directions-as well as cut-out templates-for creating 60 different, intricate-looking designs. Twenty-four color illustrations of the finished projects are followed by step-by-step instructions and diagrams.
Keiko Nakazawa, 2006
3
Greeting 101: Easy Steps to Greeting in the Local Church
Buddy Bell educates readers in the fine art of greeting visitors who walk through the doors of America's churches. Bell sees greeting as a true ministry, and provides scores of practical hints on how to be Christ's ambassadors at the door.
Buddy Bell, 2007
4
Vintage Greeting Cards with MaryJo McGraw
Presents step-by-step instructions for creating greeting cards using such items as family photographs, vintage buttons, ribbons, rickrack, and foil.
Mary McGraw, 2003
5
Finding the Right Words: Perfect Phrases to Personalize Your ...
Showing someone you care begins with Finding the Right Words Here you'll find: • More than three dozen ways to say "Happy Birthday" • Welcoming words for new family members...even pets • Thoughtful condolences for personalizing ...
J. Beverly Daniel, 2009
6
Classic Paper Techniques for Greeting Cards & Gifts
Illustrates each technique step by step, then shows how to create 25 stunning projects, everything from greeting cards and gift boxes to framed art pieces.
Alisa Harkless, 2005
7
Greeting Cards for the First Time
An introduction to making greeting cards that includes explanation of basic and complex techniques and instructions for twenty-one different projects.
‎2003
8
Greeting Card Cut & Use Stencils: 60 Full-Size Stencils ...
Create greeting cards and dozens of decorative projects with this delightful collection of reusable stencils.
Ed Sibbett, 1984
9
Greeting Cards in an Afternoon
This is the beginner’s guide that answers every question and provides beautiful greeting card templates to copy.
Cindy Gorder, 2002
10
Making greeting cards with creative materials
Includes how-to information.
MaryJo McGraw, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GREETING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term greeting is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Has the Internet Finally Killed the Greeting Card?
But all of those virtual messages might just be killing the greeting card business, ... Morris writes that the former greeting card behemoth has fallen on hard times, ... «Smithsonian, Jul 15»
2
Matt Argall Is Looking to Establish Himself in the Greeting Card …
MIAMI, FL–(Marketwired – Jul 12, 2015) – Greeting cards are a commodity many people take for granted, but one entrepreneur sees potential ... «Satellite PR News, Jul 15»
3
The Best Birthday Invitation and Greeting Cards Maker
[prMac.com] Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - iAppsTechnology today is proud to announce the release of The Best Birthday Invitation and Greeting ... «prMac, Jul 15»
4
Be Glad You're Not in the Dying Greeting Card Business
In a Kansas City coffee shop, Danny Wong is plunking change into an old, refurbished candy bar machine, and fishing out greeting cards. «Jezebel, Jul 15»
5
Greeting olim from India
UIA Victoria Vice President Nathan Shafir has visited Israel's Ben Gurion airport to watch the arrival of 250 olim from India…members of the lost ... «J-Wire Jewish Australian News Service, Jul 15»
6
To Survive, The Greeting Card Industry Will Have To Get Creative
The greeting card industry is struggling to stay relevant in the digital age. Hallmark has announced that it's closing its distribution center in ... «NPR, Jul 15»
7
'Girls?' Women's minister Nicky Morgan objects to photographer's …
Women's minister Nicky Morgan objects to photographer's greeting. Photographer apologises after yelling 'Morning girls!' at two female cabinet ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
8
Nicky Morgan unimpressed by photographer's greeting - video
A photographer does nothing to endear himself to ministers Nicky Morgan and Amber Rudd as they leave Downing Street. The unnamed man ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
9
Irina Shayk Goes Topless for Her Fourth of July Greeting to …
Her caption indicates that she has just woken up but didn't want to miss greeting her US fans on one of their most celebrated holidays. «Master Herald, Jul 15»
10
Southeast Scarborough businesses greeting Pan Am Games with …
Uma Santhiramoorthy is the owner of the Fossil and Haggis, a pub across Morningside Avenue from the Toronto Pan Am Aquatic centre. «insideTORONTO.com, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Greeting [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/greeting>. Oct 2019 ».
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