Noun, Suru verb, No-adjective
1. greeting; greetings; salutation; salute; polite set phrase used when meeting or parting from somebody
  • かのじょ彼女
  • にっこり
  • あいさつ挨拶
  • した
  • She greeted us with a smile.
2. polite set phrase used to express apology, sympathy, congratulations, etc.
  • この
  • 借りして
  • ひとこと一言
  • あいさつ挨拶
  • もうしあ申し上げます
  • Please allow me to say a few words on this occasion.
3. speech (congratulatory or appreciative); address
  • あいさつ挨拶
  • こま困った
  • I was at a loss for an answer.
4. reply; response
5. revenge; retaliationSlang
6. a fine thing to sayJocular, humorous term, used sarcastically as a response to a rude remark; usu. in the form of ご挨拶
7. dialoging (with another Zen practitioner to ascertain their level of enlightenment)See also 一挨一拶, orig. meaning
8. relationship (between people); connectionArchaism
9. intervention; mediation; mediatorArchaism
Wikipedia definition
10. GreetingGreeting is an act of communication in which human beings (as well as other members of the animal kingdom) intentionally make their presence known to each other, to show attention to, and to suggest a type of relationship or social status between individuals or groups of people coming in contact with each other. While greeting customs are highly culture- and situation-specific and may change within a culture depending on social status and relationship, they exist in all known human cultures.
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