What does salute mean?

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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"


  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.

  2. salute(Noun)

    Any action done for the purpose of honor or tribute .

    The orchestra performed the concert as a salute to Gershwin.

  3. salute(Verb)

    To make a gesture in honor of someone or something.

    They saluted the flag as it passed in the parade.

  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.

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


  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

  2. Salute(verb)

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

  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

  4. Salute(verb)

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

  5. Salute

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

  6. Salute

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

  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

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


  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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  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. Gordon Chang:

    There should be no state dinner, no 21-gun salute.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Salute to someone is not often respect but only responsibility.

  3. RVM:

    We salute the Brain, that made the Plane and the Train…But who made the Brain?

  4. RVM:

    We salute the Brain, that made the Plane and the Train…But who made the Brain? -RVM

  5. Mark Wagoner:

    Every little town… they didn’t know him but they knew of him, they would wave and salute.

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