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A soldier gives a salute to fallen comrades.

A soldier gives a salute to fallen comrades.

noun

  1. The definition of a salute is a specific movement or action designed to convey respect.

    1. An example of a salute is when you gesture with your hand at your superiors in the military to show respect.
    2. An example of salute is when guns are shot at a military funeral to show respect to the deceased.

verb

  1. To salute is to make a gesture of respect.

    An example of salute is the movement you make when you use your hand to make a gesture of respect to a superior in the military.

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salute

transitive verb

-·lut′ed, -·lut′ing

  1. to greet or welcome with friendly words or ceremonial gesture, such as bowing, tipping the hat, etc.
  2. to honor by performing a prescribed act or gesture, such as dipping the flag, firing cannons, or raising the right hand to the forehead, as a mark of military, naval, or official respect
  3. to present itself to, as if in greeting
  4. to acknowledge with praise; commend

Origin of salute

Middle English

saluten

from Classical Latin

salutare

, to salute, wish health to from

salus

(gen.

salutis

), health, greeting from

salvus

, safe

  1. the act of saluting; salutation
    1. a gesture or remark made in saluting
    2. the act of respect paid in saluting
  2. something, as an event or ceremony, expressing respect, admiration, compliment, etc.: the benefit was a salute to the museum
  3. Mil. the position of the body, or of the hand, rifle, etc., assumed in saluting

Origin of salute

OFr

salut

< L

salus

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salute

verb

sa·lut·ed, sa·lut·ing, sa·lutes

verb

transitive

  1. To greet or address with an expression of welcome, goodwill, or respect.
  2. To recognize (a superior) with a gesture prescribed by military regulations, as by raising the hand to the cap.
  3. a. To honor formally and ceremoniously: saluted the fallen soldiers in his remarks.

    b. To express warm approval of; commend: salute an agency for its charity work.

  4. To become noticeable to: A stench saluted our nostrils.

verb

intransitive

To make a gesture of greeting or respect.

noun

  1. An act of greeting; a salutation.
  2. a. An act or gesture of welcome, honor, or courteous recognition: a musical salute to the composer’s 90th birthday.

    b. The position of the hand or rifle or the bodily posture of a person saluting a military superior.

  3. A formal military display of honor or greeting, such as the firing of cannon.

Origin of salute

Middle English

saluten from

Latin

salūtāre from salūs salūt- health

; see

sol-

in Indo-European roots.

Related Forms:

  • sa·lut′er

    noun

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Noun

(plural salutes)

  1. A formal gesture made 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. Any action performed for the purpose of honor or tribute.The orchestra performed the concert as a salute to Gershwin.

Verb

(third-person singular simple present salutes, present participle saluting, simple past and past participle saluted)

  1. To make a gesture in honor of someone or something.They saluted the flag as it passed in the parade.
  2. To act in thanks, honor, or tribute; to thank or extend gratitude; to praise.I would like to salute the many dedicated volunteers that make this project possible.
  3. (Ireland, informal) to wave, to acknowledge an acquaintance.I saluted Bill at the concert, but he didn’t see me through the crowd.
  4. To address, as with expressions of kind wishes and courtesy; to greet; to hail.
  5. To promote the welfare and safety of; to benefit; to gratify.

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Origin

from Latin salutare (“greet”), from salutis, genitive of salus (“greeting, good health”), related to salvus (“safe”).

A girl performing a scout salute (formal gesture)

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  • Katie raised the glass in a salute and left.
  • Finally he lifted his glass of tea in a half salute to her.
  • Only when approaching Bagration did Rostov let his horse gallop again, and with his hand at the salute rode up to the general.
  • The Sardinian Admiral Persano’s salute of nineteen guns on the occasion of Garibaldi’s official call constituted a practical recognition of his dictatorship by the Sardinian (Piedmontese) government.
  • The eastern tribes salute by squeezing simultaneously the nose and stomach, and both there and on the north coast friendship is ratified by sacrificing a dog.

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