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greeting

Definitions of greeting
  1. noun
    (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)
    synonyms: salutation
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    well-wishing
    an expression of good will from one person to another
    compliments, regard, wish
    (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare
    reception, response
    the manner in which something is greeted
    hail
    enthusiastic greeting
    kiss of peace, pax
    (Roman Catholic Church) a greeting signifying Christian love for those assisting at the Eucharist
    welcome
    a greeting or reception
    salute
    an act of greeting with friendly words and gestures like bowing or lifting the hat
    hello, hi, how-do-you-do, howdy, hullo
    an expression of greeting
    good morning, morning
    a conventional expression of greeting or farewell
    afternoon, good afternoon
    a conventional expression of greeting or farewell
    military greeting, salute
    a formal military gesture of respect
    calling card, card, visiting card
    a printed or written greeting that is left to indicate that you have visited
    cordial reception, hospitality
    kindness in welcoming guests or strangers
    inhospitality
    unkind and inconsiderate welcome
    glad hand
    a warm welcome; may be insincere
    type of:
    acknowledgement, acknowledgment
    a statement acknowledging something or someone
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