What does SALUTE mean?
Definitions for SALUTE
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word SALUTE.
an act of honor or courteous recognition
"a musical salute to the composer on his birthday"
salute, military greetingnoun
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, wassailverb
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.
Etymology: from Latin salutare "to greet"; literally, "wish health to," from salus (gen. salutis) "greeting, good health", related to salvus "safe".
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the verb.
The custom of praying for those that sneeze is more ancient than these opinions hereof: so that not any one disease has been the occasion of this salute and deprecation. Brown.
O, what avails me now that honour high
To have conceiv’d of God, or that salute,
Hail highly favour’d, among women blest! Parad. Reg.
Continual salutes and addresses entertaining him all the way, kept him from saving so great a life, but with one glance of his eye upon the paper, ’till he came to the fatal place where he was stabbed. Robert South, Sermons.
I shall not trouble my reader with the first salutes of our three friends. Addison.
There cold salutes, but here a lover’s kiss. Wentworth Dillon.
Etymology: saluto, Latin; saluer, French.
The golden sun salutes the morn,
And, having gilt the ocean with his beams,
Gallops the zodiack in his glist’ring coach. William Shakespeare, Tit. And.
One hour hence
Shall salute your grace of York as mother. William Shakespeare, R. III.
Would I had no being,
If this salute my blood a jot: it saints me,
To think what follows. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.
A salute is a gesture or other action used to display respect. Salutes are primarily associated with armed forces, but other organizations and civilians also use salutes.
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
Etymology: [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.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A discharge of cannon or small arms, display of flags, or cheering of men, in deference, by the ships of one nation to those of another, or by ships of the same nation to a superior or an equal. Also, the proper compliment paid by troops, on similar occasions, whether with the sword, musket, or hand.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
A discharge of artillery in compliment to some individual; beating of drums and dropping of colors for the same purpose; or by earning or presenting arms according to the rank and position of an officer. A salute with cannon is a certain number of arms fired in succession with blank cartridges, in honor of a person, to celebrate an event, or to show respect to the flag of a country. The rapidity with which the pieces are discharged depends upon their caliber. Field-guns should have intervals of five seconds between discharges; siege-guns, eight; and guns of heavier caliber, ten. The minimum number of pieces with which salutes can be fired is 2 for field, 4 for siege, and 6 for sea coast guns.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Salute is ranked #123064 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Salute surname appeared 140 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Salute.
90% or 126 total occurrences were White.
5% or 7 total occurrences were Asian.
4.2% or 6 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
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The numerical value of SALUTE in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of SALUTE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of SALUTE in a Sentence
She would want to salute all of the veterans for all the service that they've done and also the police and firemen.
That didn't happen just once. It happened on every single one that came out of that airplane. It happened on every single one of them. They would release the salute, and he would look down at his watch on every last one, all 13, he looked down at his watch.
Our kids will say the Pledge of Allegiance, salute the flag, learn that America is a great country, and choose the school that best fits them.
I salute both the legislature in Indiana and the legislature in Arkansas for passing strong bills protecting religious liberty.
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What the flag represents at this point is confusing. I think it's confusing to us, it's confusing to other countries, it's weird to honor it or to salute to it because you don't know what it stands for anymore.
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Translations for SALUTE
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- salutovat, zdravitCzech
- salutieren, SalutGerman
- χαιρετίζω, ΧαιρετισμόςGreek
- venia, saludoSpanish
- kunnianosoitus, tervehdysFinnish
- saluer, faire un salutFrench
- fàilteScottish Gaelic
- വന്ദിക്കുക, വണങ്ങുകMalayalam
- hilsen, honnør, hilseNorwegian
- saudação, saudarPortuguese
- salutare, saluta, salutRomanian
- отдавать честь, отдание чести, приветствовать, приветствиеRussian
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