greet-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: receive or welcome in a certain manner

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent[animate]] GREET NP2[patient] (ADVP[manner])
NOTE: This sense applies specifically to the act of saying 'Hi, Hello' etc. If you are unsure whether an actual salutation occured, choose sense 2.

Each immigration and customs official he passed simply greeted him.
We could have cordially greeted them as friends.
I recognized her at once when I greeted her for her initial visit.
Once at the hotel, the doorman greeted me by name.
The cow greeted her host with a low moo.
The President was greeted with catcalls.
The supporters greeted the news by handing out sweets and setting
off fireworks.
Activists greeted the news with cautious optimism.
She was greeted by strongest applause of the day.

VerbNet: judgement-33
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: greet.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3

Sense Number 2: be perceived by someone

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[stimulus[inanimate]] GREET NP2[experiencer[animate]]

The smell of a cake baking greeted them.
Loud music greeted him when he entered the apartment.
She was greeted by the Christmas tree, all dried and shriveled.
The smell of baking bread greets you as you enter the kitchen.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4