What does salute mean?

Definitions for salute
səˈlutsalute

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. salute, salutation(noun)

    an act of honor or courteous recognition

    "a musical salute to the composer on his birthday"

  2. salute, military greeting(noun)

    a formal military gesture of respect

  3. salute(verb)

    an act of greeting with friendly words and gestures like bowing or lifting the hat

  4. toast, drink, pledge, salute, wassail(verb)

    propose a toast to

    "Let us toast the birthday girl!"; "Let's drink to the New Year"

  5. salute(verb)

    greet in a friendly way

    "I meet this men every day on my way to work and he salutes me"

  6. salute(verb)

    express commendation of

    "I salute your courage!"

  7. salute(verb)

    become noticeable

    "a terrible stench saluted our nostrils"

  8. salute(verb)

    honor with a military ceremony, as when honoring dead soldiers

  9. salute, present(verb)

    recognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation; assume a prescribed position

    "When the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute"

Wiktionary

  1. salute(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: from Latin salutare "to greet"; literally, "wish health to," from salus (gen. salutis) "greeting, good health", related to salvus "safe".

  2. salute(Noun)

    Any action done for the purpose of honor or tribute .

    The orchestra performed the concert as a salute to Gershwin.

    Etymology: from Latin salutare "to greet"; literally, "wish health to," from salus (gen. salutis) "greeting, good health", related to salvus "safe".

  3. salute(Verb)

    To make a gesture in honor of someone or something.

    They saluted the flag as it passed in the parade.

    Etymology: from Latin salutare "to greet"; literally, "wish health to," from salus (gen. salutis) "greeting, good health", related to salvus "safe".

  4. salute(Verb)

    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".

Wikipedia

  1. Salute

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Salute(verb)

    to address, as with expressions of kind wishes and courtesy; to greet; to hail

    Etymology: [L. salutare, salutatum, from salus, -utis, health, safety. See Salubrious.]

  2. Salute(verb)

    hence, to give a sign of good will; to compliment by an act or ceremony, as a kiss, a bow, etc

    Etymology: [L. salutare, salutatum, from salus, -utis, health, safety. See Salubrious.]

  3. Salute(verb)

    to honor, as some day, person, or nation, by a discharge of cannon or small arms, by dipping colors, by cheers, etc

    Etymology: [L. salutare, salutatum, from salus, -utis, health, safety. See Salubrious.]

  4. Salute(verb)

    to promote the welfare and safety of; to benefit; to gratify

    Etymology: [L. salutare, salutatum, from salus, -utis, health, safety. See Salubrious.]

  5. Salute

    the act of saluting, or expressing kind wishes or respect; salutation; greeting

    Etymology: [L. salutare, salutatum, from salus, -utis, health, safety. See Salubrious.]

  6. Salute

    a sign, token, or ceremony, expressing good will, compliment, or respect, as a kiss, a bow, etc

    Etymology: [L. salutare, salutatum, from salus, -utis, health, safety. See Salubrious.]

  7. Salute

    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.]

Freebase

  1. Salute

    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

  1. Salute

    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, -ātumsalus, salutis.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. salute

    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

  1. salute

    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.

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How to say salute in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of salute in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of salute in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of salute in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    Salute to the Heroes of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection, adrian Anzaldua, come here. I want to ask you a question.

  2. George Herbert:

    By all means use sometimes to be alone. Salute thyself: see what thy soul doth wear. Dare to look in thy chest; for 'Tis thine own: And tumble up and down what thou findst there. Who cannot rest till he good fellows find, he breaks up house, turns out of doors his mind.

  3. Ted Cruz:

    I salute both the legislature in Indiana and the legislature in Arkansas for passing strong bills protecting religious liberty.

  4. Nancy Pelosi:

    I support what is happening in the Judiciary Committee that enables them to do their process of interrogation and their investigation, and I salute them for that work.

  5. Turkish Sports Minister Mehmet Kasapoglu:

    Those who didn't say a word about Griezmann's army salute that day are trying to take another meaning out of our national footballers' beautiful salute.

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