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meet and greet

1. adjective (hyphenated and used before a noun) Typified by a notable figure socializing with members of the public, the press, or guests in attendance. The meet-and-greet gala is being held to promote the presidential nominee's public profile and help drum up support ahead of the November election.
2. noun An event or reception in which a notable figure socializes with members of the public, the press, or guests in attendance. The normally media-shy singer is holding a meet and greet to help raise awareness for her newest charity campaign.
See also: and, greet, meet

greet (someone or something) with open arms

1. To greet someone very happily and eagerly; to give someone a very warm, enthusiastic welcome. When my brother left for the military, he and I didn't get along too well, but now that he's coming home, I can't wait to greet him with open arms. It was a little intimidating starting a new job at such a large firm, but everyone there greeted me with open arms.
2. To be very pleased and enthusiastic about something, especially that which is new or unexpected. The President has announced a reversal on his controversial policy, and many people are greeting the news with open arms.
See also: arm, greet, open

greet someone or something with something

to welcome someone or something with something; to accost someone or something with something upon arrival. I greeted her with a large bouquet of roses. The sun greeted the day with bright rays of light.
See also: greet

welcome someone into something

 and welcome someone in
to greet one as one is ushered into something or some place. The Franklins welcomed us into their home. Please welcome in our new members.
See also: welcome
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We hope that working with the young community will stop the problems and help the residents of Greets Green feel safer.
The dispersal order relates to the Greets Green area including sides of all roads within the boundary of Ryders Green junction with Greets Green Road, Phoenix Street junction with Dudley Street, Dudley Street junction with Carters Green, High Street junction with Michael Street, Moor Street, Bromford Lane junction with Brandon Way, Brandon Way junction with Greets Green Road and the entire area inside this perimeter.
After Olivia Greets gathers the relevant information from each visitor, a live call center agent contacts the host to let him or her know the guest has arrived.
Challenged with staffing a high turnover receptionist position, thus requiring frequent re-training, Sysix Technologies introduced an Olivia Greets virtual receptionist system.
Jim Farrell, President of Olivia Greets, said, "Many patients are using self-service technology in other areas of their lives--from ATMs and airlines to supermarkets and fast food restaurants--and often find the Olivia Greets system to be easy to use and more convenient than waiting in line to talk with the receptionist.
The Greets-branded prepaid calling card is just another way Greets enables users to customize their gift options," said Bill Simpson, CEO of GreetingGifts.
The Greets Web site also uses Macromedia's Flash 4, a leading solution for high-impact Web sites that deliver motion, sound, interactivity and graphics.
The Kona Systems home page contains a WebHead with a live person to greet their Web site visitors.
The Kona Systems home page contains a WebHead with a person to greet their Web site visitors.
Greet Street's E-greetings service will be a click away for subscribers who are composing or replying to E-mail messages.
Greet Street, a leading developer of Dynamic Messaging products and services for online businesses and consumers, announced today that they will be demonstrating their new E-greetings(R) E-mail products on-stage this week at the Internet Showcase, an exclusive show dedicated to the Internet's hottest new products and services.
Greet Street's card choices feature popular themes such as "Happy Birthday" and "Hope You're Enjoying Your Day.
Greet Street also announced the signing of an initial group of revenue-sharing distribution agreements with, Four11, Yoyodyne, PlanetAll and Attitude Network's Happy Puppy, ensuring a significant stream of consumer traffic from some of the Web's most visible and popular sites.
The message also contains a hyperlink through to Greet Street's "Great Communicators" interactive contest.
Greet Street partnered with AOL to develop the Card-o-matic service, and has been integral in its development and content selection.