About  |  Kamus SABDA Mobile
Table of Contents -- greet
Link, Gadget and Share
Copy the code below to your site:
Add to your browser


Noun, Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)


Verb greet has 4 senses


     Great.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
greetv. i. [OE. greten, AS. gr, gr; akin to Icel. gr, Sw. gr, Dan. græde, Goth. gr; cf. Skr. hr to sound, roar.
     To weep; to cry; to lament.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
     Mourning.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
greetv. t. [OE. greten, AS. gr to address, approach; akin to OS. gr, LG. gröten, D. groeten, OHG. gruozzen, G. grÜssen.
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "My lord, the mayor of London comes to greet you."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To come upon, or meet, as with something that makes the heart glad.  [1913 Webster]
    "In vain the spring my senses greets."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To accost; to address.  Pope.  [1913 Webster]
greetv. i. 
     To meet and give salutations.  [1913 Webster]
    "There greet in silence, as the dead are wont, And sleep in peace."  [1913 Webster]
     Greeting.  F. Beaumont.  [1913 Webster]


greet, v.tr.
1 address politely or welcomingly on meeting or arrival.
2 receive or acknowledge in a specified way (was greeted with derision).
3 (of a sight, sound, etc.) become apparent to or noticed by.

greeter n.
greet, v.intr. Sc. weep.

OE gretan, greotan, of uncert. orig.



accost, address, apostrophize, appeal to, approach, bawl, bespeak, bid good day, bid good morning, blubber, boohoo, bow to, break down, burst into tears, buttonhole, call to, cry, curtsy, dissolve in tears, drop a tear, exchange greetings, hail, halloo, invoke, kiss, kiss hands, lift the hat, meet, nod to, pull the forelock, receive, salute, say hello, shake, shake hands, shed tears, snivel, sob, speak, speak fair, speak to, take aside, talk to, touch the hat, uncover, usher in, weep, welcome, whimper




VB lament, mourn, deplore, grieve, weep over, bewail, bemoan, condole with, fret, wear mourning, go into mourning, put on mourning, wear the willow, wear sackcloth and ashes, infandum renovare dolorem, give sorrow words, sigh, give a sigh, heave, fetch a sigh, waft a sigh from Indus to the pole, sigh 'like a furnace', wail, cry, weep, sob, greet, blubber, pipe, snivel, bibber, whimper, pule, pipe one's eye, drop tears, shed tears, drop a tear, shed a tear, melt into tears, burst into tears, fondre en larmes, cry oneself blind, cry one's eyes out, yammer, scream, mew, groan, moan, whine, roar, roar like a bull, bellow like a bull, cry out lustily, rend the air, frown, scowl, make a wry face, gnash one's teeth, wring one's hands, tear one's hair, beat one's breast, roll on the ground, burst with grief, complain, murmur, mutter, grumble, growl, clamor, make a fuss about, croak, grunt, maunder, deprecate, cry out before one is hurt, complain without cause.


VB be courteous, show courtesy, mind one's P's and Q's, behave oneself, be all things to all men, conciliate, speak one fair, take in good part, make the amiable, do the amiable, look as if butter would not melt in one's mouth, mend one's manners, receive, do the honors, usher, greet, hail, bid welcome, welcome, welcome with open arms, shake hands, hold out the hand, press the hand, squeeze the hand, press the flesh, bid Godspeed, speed the parting guest, cheer, serenade, salute, embrace, kiss, kiss hands, drink to, pledge, hob and nob, move to, nod to, smile upon, uncover, cap, touch the hat, take off the hat, doff the cap, present arms, make way for, bow, make one's bow, make a leg, scrape, curtsy, courtesy, bob a curtsy, bob a courtesy, kneel, bow the knee, bend the knee, visit, wait upon, present oneself, pay one's respects, pay a visit, dance attendance on, pay attentions to, do homage to, prostrate oneself, give one's duty to, send one's duty to render polite, polish, civilize, humanize.

See related words and definitions of word "greet" in Indonesian
copyright © 2012 Yayasan Lembaga SABDA (YLSA) | To report a problem/suggestion