The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Greet \Greet\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Greeted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Greeting.] [OE. greten, AS. gr[=e]tan to address, approach;
akin to OS. gr[=o]tian, LG. gr["o]ten, D. groeten, OHG.
gruozzen, G. gr["u]ssen. [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
My lord, the mayor of London comes to greet you.
2. To come upon, or meet, as with something that makes the
In vain the spring my senses greets. --Addison.
3. To accost; to address. --Pope.