Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Greet > Greet (?), a. Great. [Obs.] Chaucer.
Greet > Greet, v. i. [OE. greten, AS. gr?tan, gr?lan; akin to Icel. grata, Sw. gi?ta, Dan. gr?de, Goth. gr?ctan; cf. Skr. hr?d to sound, roar. &root;50.] To weep; to cry; to lament. [Obs. or Scot.] [Written also greit.] Spenser.
Greet > Greet, n. Mourning. [Obs.] Spenser.
Greet > Greet, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Greeted; p. pr. & vb. n. Greeting.] [OE. greten, AS. gr?tan to address, approach; akin to OS. grtian, LG> gröten, D. groeten, OHG. gruozzen, G. gr\'81ssen. &root;50.]

1. To address with salutations or expressions of kind wishes; to salute; to hail; to welcome; to accost with friendship; to pay respects or compliments to, either personally or through the intervention of another, or by writing or token.

My lord, the mayor of London comes to greet you. Shak.

2. To come upon, or meet, as with something that makes the heart glad.

In vain the spring my senses greets. Addison.

3. To accost; to address. Pope. <-- p. 650 Needs proof-reading . . . the etymologies and other italics are not marked -->


Greet > Greet (?), v. i. To meet and give salutations.
There greet in silence, as the dead are wont, And sleep in peace. Shak.

Greet > Greet, n. Greeting. [Obs.] F. Beaumont.