Definitions for salutesəˈlut
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sa•lutesəˈlut(n.; v.)-lut•ed, -lut•ing.
(n.)a formal gesture of respect given to a person of superior military rank, as raising the right hand to the side of the head. a ceremonial gesture of respect, as the discharge of firearms, performed by a military or naval force to honor a dignitary or commemorate an occasion.
any instance or occasion of formal greeting or welcome.
(v.t.)to give a salute to.
to address with expressions of goodwill, respect, etc.; greet.
to make a bow or other gesture to, as in greeting, farewell, or respect.
to express respect or praise for; honor; commend.
(v.i.)to give a salute.
Category: Military, Common Vocabulary
Origin of salute:
1350–1400; (v.) ME < L salūtāre to greet, wish well, der. of salūs, s. salūt- health; (n.) ME, partly < OF salut
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to put your hand up to your head in a salute
soldiers saluting the major; They salute as they march past.
a sign of respect in the military made by holding your hand up to your head
He gave a quick 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
Translations for salute
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(especially in the forces) to raise the (usually right) hand to the forehead to show respect
They saluted their commanding officer.
- يُحَيّي، يُسَلِّم على، يُؤَدّي السّلام العَسْكَريArabic
- fazer continênciaPortuguese (BR)
- gøre honnørDanish
- χαιρετώ (στρατιωτικά)Greek
- اداي احترام كردنFarsi
- नमस्कार, अभिवादन, सलामीHindi
- heilsa (að hermannasið)Icelandic
- 거수경례 하다Korean
- sveikinti atiduodant pagarbąLithuanian
- sveicināt; salutētLatvian
- hilse, gjøre honnørNorwegian
- اداي احترام كردنPersian
- سلام كول: هركلى كول، ( په عسكرۍ كى) دقطعى تقديمول، سلام نيولPashto
- fazer continênciaPortuguese
- a salutaRomanian
- приветствовать, отдавать честьRussian
- göra honnörSwedish
- selâm vermekTurkish
- 向...致敬Chinese (Trad.)
- віддавати честь; вітатиUkrainian
- chào, chào hỏiVietnamese
- 向...致敬Chinese (Simp.)
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