an act of honor or courteous recognition
"a musical salute to the composer on his birthday"
salute, military greeting(noun)
a formal military gesture of respect
an act of greeting with friendly words and gestures like bowing or lifting the hat
toast, drink, pledge, salute, wassail(verb)
propose a toast to
"Let us toast the birthday girl!"; "Let's drink to the New Year"
greet in a friendly way
"I meet this men every day on my way to work and he salutes me"
express commendation of
"I salute your courage!"
"a terrible stench saluted our nostrils"
honor with a military ceremony, as when honoring dead soldiers
recognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation; assume a prescribed position
"When the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute"
A formal gesture done in honor of someone or something, usually with the hand or hands in one of various particular positions.
The soldiers greeted the dignitaries with a crisp salute.
Any action done for the purpose of honor or tribute .
The orchestra performed the concert as a salute to Gershwin.
To make a gesture in honor of someone or something.
They saluted the flag as it passed in the parade.
To act in thanks, honor, or tribute; to thank or extend gratitude.
I would like to salute the many dedicated volunteers that make this project possible.
Origin: from Latin salutare "to greet"; literally, "wish health to," from salus (gen. salutis) "greeting, good health", related to salvus "safe".
to address, as with expressions of kind wishes and courtesy; to greet; to hail
hence, to give a sign of good will; to compliment by an act or ceremony, as a kiss, a bow, etc
to honor, as some day, person, or nation, by a discharge of cannon or small arms, by dipping colors, by cheers, etc
to promote the welfare and safety of; to benefit; to gratify
the act of saluting, or expressing kind wishes or respect; salutation; greeting
a sign, token, or ceremony, expressing good will, compliment, or respect, as a kiss, a bow, etc
a token of respect or honor for some distinguished or official personage, for a foreign vessel or flag, or for some festival or event, as by presenting arms, by a discharge of cannon, volleys of small arms, dipping the colors or the topsails, etc
Origin: [L. salutare, salutatum, from salus, -utis, health, safety. See Salubrious.]
A salute is a gesture or other action used to display respect. Salutes are primarily associated with armed forces, but other organisations and civil people also use salutes.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sal-ūt′, v.t. to address with kind wishes: to greet with a kiss, a bow, &c.: to honour formally by a discharge of cannon, striking colours, &c.—n. act of saluting: the position of the hand, sword, &c. in saluting: greeting: a kiss: a complimentary discharge of cannon, dipping colours, presenting arms, &c., in honour of any one.—ns. Salūtā′tion, act of saluting: that which is said in saluting, any customary or ceremonious form of address at meeting or at parting, or of ceremonial on religious or state occasions, including both forms of speech and gestures: (obs.) quickening, excitement: the Angelic Salutation (see Ave); Salūtatō′rian, in American colleges, the member of a graduating class who pronounces the salutatory oration.—adv. Salū′tatorily.—adj. Salū′tatory, pertaining to salutation.—n. a sacristy in the early church in which the clergy received the greetings of the people: an oration in Latin delivered by the student who ranks second.—n. Salū′ter. [L. salutāre, -ātum—salus, salutis.]
The numerical value of salute in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of salute in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Normalization between the United States and Cuba makes us happy. We salute this rapprochement.
We felt it was appropriate to salute Jeff's tremendous career by running the number he's made so famous.
Remember the unremembered; love the unloved; salute the unsaluted; hear the unheard; do the things which have not been done!
I salute both the legislature in Indiana and the legislature in Arkansas for passing strong bills protecting religious liberty.
I would like us to salute Napolitano, a committed Europeanist who in these hours will leave his post ... having led Italy with intelligence and wisdom.
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Translations for salute
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- salutovat, zdravitCzech
- Salut, salutierenGerman
- χαιρετίζω, ΧαιρετισμόςGreek
- saludo, veniaSpanish
- tervehdys, kunnianosoitusFinnish
- saluer, faire un salutFrench
- fàilteScottish Gaelic
- വന്ദിക്കുക, വണങ്ങുകMalayalam
- hilse, hilsen, honnørNorwegian
- saudar, saudaçãoPortuguese
- salutare, salut, salutaRomanian
- приветствие, приветствовать, отдание чести, отдавать честьRussian
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