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Pronunciation : Greet
Part of Speech : a.
Definition : Defn: Great. [Obs.] Chaucer.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Greet
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [OE. greten, AS. grtan, grlan; akin to Icel. grata, Sw. gita, Dan. grde, Goth. grctan; cf. Skr. hrd to sound, roar. sq. root50.]
Definition : Defn: To weep; to cry; to lament. [Obs. or Scot.] [Written also greit.] Spenser.

i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Greet
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: Mourning. [Obs.] Spenser.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Greet
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [OE. greten, AS. grtan to address, approach; akin to OS. gr, LG gröten, D. groeten, OHG. gruozzen, G. grüssen.]
Definition : 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.

t. [imp. & p. p. Greeted; p. pr. & vb. n. Greeting.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Greet
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To meet and give salutations. There greet in silence, as the dead are wont, And sleep in peace. Shak.

i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Greet
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: Greeting. [Obs.] F. Beaumont.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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