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Definition of greeting noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] something that you say or do to greet someone She waved a friendly greeting. They exchanged greetings and sat down to lunch. He raised his hand in greeting.
  2. 2greetings [plural] a message of good wishes for someone's health, happiness, etc. Christmas/birthday, etc. greetings My mother sends her greetings to you all.
  3. Idioms
    season's greetings
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    used at Christmas to wish someone an enjoyable holiday
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