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The word greet is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.
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Definition of the adjective greet
What does greet mean as an attribute of a noun?
- [obsolete, except Scotland] Great.
Definition of the noun greet
What does greet mean as a name of something?
- [obsolete] Mourning, weeping, lamentation.
Definition of the verb greet
What does greet mean as a doing word?
Greet is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.
verb - inflections: greeted | greeting | greets
- express greetings upon meeting someone
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - human] [Verb] [Theme] They praised the volunteers [Agent - human] [Verb] [Theme] [Predicate, small clause] I judged him to be a good man [Agent - human] [Verb] [Theme] as [Predicate] I judged him as a good man [Agent - human] [Verb] [Theme] for [Predicate] They praised the volunteers for their dedication [Agent - human] [Verb] [Theme, genitive] [Predicate] They praised the volunteer's dedication
Judgment Verbs (with the same syntax): abuse, acclaim, accurse, applaud, approve, assail, assault, attack, backbite, belittle, blame, blaspheme, bless, calumniate, castigate, celebrate, censure, chasten, chastise, chide, commend, compensate, compliment, condemn, condone, congratulate, criticize, curse, damn, decry, defame, denigrate, denounce, deprecate, deride, disparage, doubt, eulogize, excoriate, excuse, extol, fault, felicitate, forgive, gibe, glorify, hail, herald, honor, impeach, imprecate, incriminate, indict, insult, lambaste, lampoon, laud, malign, mock, pardon, penalize, persecute, praise, prosecute, punish, rebuke, recommend, recompense, remunerate, repay, reprimand, reproach, reprove, repudiate, revile, reward, ridicule, salute, sanction, scold, scorn, shame, slander, snub, stigmatize, stultify, thank, toast, upbraid, victimize, vilify, welcome.
- lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
- synonyms of greet: recognise / recognize
- more generic terms: accost / address / come up to = speak to someone
- more specific terms:
- shake hands = take someone's hands and shake them as a gesture of greeting or congratulation
- curtsy / bob = make a curtsy; usually done only by girls and women
- salute = greet in a friendly way
- present / salute = recognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation
- salute = honor with a military ceremony, as when honoring dead soldiers
- herald / hail = greet enthusiastically or joyfully
- receive / welcome = bid welcome to
- say farewell = say good-bye or bid farewell
- wish / bid = invoke upon
- send greetings to
- react to in a certain way
- be perceived by
- example: Loud music greeted him when he entered the apartment
- lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
Greet is a fictional character from the 2012 film Little Black Spiders.
Phrases with Greet
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Fast Car Physics (2011)
by Chuck Edmondson
GREET is the Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation model. The GREET model is designed to give researchers a basis for evaluating vehicle and fuel combinations for the full fuel cycle and vehicle life ...
Art and Globalization (2010)
by James Elkins, Zhivka Valiavicharska, Alice Kim
MICHELE GREET is an Assistant ...
An introduction by Anne Baker, Beppie van den Bogaerde, Roland Pfau, Trude Schermer
English greet is a transitive verb, and in this case, the pronoun each other functions as a direct object, thus satisfying the valency of the verb. In other languages, however, reciprocity is not expressed by a separate pronoun, but rather by a ...
by Josiah Forshall, Frederic Madden
Whanne these thingis 28 weren herd, thei weren fillid with ire, and crieden, and seiden, Greet is the Dian of Effesians". And the citee was 29 fillid with confusioun, and thei maden an" asaut with oon wille in to the teaatre', and tooken Gayus and ...
by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose
Whanne these thingis weren herd, thei weren fillid with ire, and crieden and seiden, greet is the Dian of Effesians. Wiety. The Delis of Apostlis, ch. xix. This sinne of ire, after the discriving of Seint Augustin, is wicked will to be avenged by word ...
Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose
Whanne these thingis weren herd, thei weren fillid with ire, and crieden and seiden, greet is the Dian of Effesians. Wiety. The Dedis of Apostlis, ch. xix. This sinne of ire, after the discriving of Seint Augustin, is wicked will to be avenged by word ...
Encyclopædia metropolitana; or, Universal dictionary of knowledge, ed. by E. Smedley, Hugh J. Rose and Henry J. Rose. [With] Plates (1845)
by Edward Smedley
Whanne these thingis weren herd, ihei weren fillid with ire, and crieden and seiden, greet is the Dian of Efl'esiiiis. Wiattf. The Dedu ofApostlis, ch. K«. This sinne of ire, after the discriving of Seinl Augu tin, is wicked will to be avenged by word or ...
The Pilot (1902)
A Weekly Review of Politics, Literature, and Learning
BEN GREET is a manager of many ventures, one of which just now is a company playing Shakespeare in the outlying theatres and the provinces. Even when such representations are ...
by Charles Richardson
"Whanne these thinpis weren herd, thei weren flllid with ire and crieden and seiden greet is the Dian of Effesians. Wiclif. Dedis, c. 19. And thei broughtcn the child aliue and thei weren coum- fortid grectli.—ld. Ib. c. 20. That ghe wife which is the ...
The Dictionary of English Inflected Words, with the Syllabication of All the Words According to a System Founded on Well-defined Principles (1877)
And the System of Syllabication as Applied to Poetry and the Scansion of Verse. Forming Part II of The Handy English Word Book by James Stormonth
greet v., greet'est, ...
Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)
* To GREET, v. a. [grator. Lat. gntan, Saxon.] 1. To address at meeting, ...
London Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)
Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge
GREET, v. a. & v. n. & Sax. xneran; Belg, GREET'ER, n. s. greetan ; Lat. grator, ...
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Scrabble value of G2R1E1E1T1
The value of this 5-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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