Part of speech: noun

Salutation; welcome.

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Usage examples "greeting":

  1. She started and shook at the slightest sound, and, unable to find any words to answer my greeting, could only sink into a chair and sit crying silently. - "Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France", Stanley J. Weyman.
  2. The world had forgotten her since, but here she was, a Mrs. Jennings, married to a Devonshire village doctor, greeting her husband like a good wife at the railway station. - "The Brightener", C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson.
  3. To the contrary, I gather from your greeting that you were expecting our friend, Mr. Anisty? - "The Brass Bowl", Louis Joseph Vance.