Definition of Salient

1. Noun. (military) the part of the line of battle that projects closest to the enemy.

Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Group relationships: Line Of Battle
Generic synonyms: Projection



2. Adjective. Having a quality that thrusts itself into attention. "A striking resemblance between parent and child"
Exact synonyms: Outstanding, Prominent, Spectacular, Striking
Similar to: Conspicuous
Derivative terms: Salience, Saliency, Spectacle, Strikingness

3. Adjective. (of angles) pointing outward at an angle of less than 180 degrees.
Antonyms: Re-entrant

4. Adjective. Represented as leaping (rampant but leaning forward).
Category relationships: Heraldry
Similar to: Inclined

Definition of Salient

1. a. Moving by leaps or springs; leaping; bounding; jumping.

2. a. A salient angle or part; a projection.

Definition of Salient

1. Adjective. Worthy of note; pertinent or relevant. ¹

2. Adjective. Prominent. ¹

3. Adjective. (context: heraldry usually of a quadruped) Depicted in a leaping posture. ¹

4. Adjective. (context: often military) Projecting outwards, pointing outwards. ¹

5. Noun. (military) an outwardly projecting part of a fortification, trench system, or line of defense ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Salient

1. the part of a fortification projecting closest to the enemy [n -S]

Medical Definition of Salient

1. 1. Moving by leaps or springs; leaping; bounding; jumping. "Frogs and salient animals." 2. Shooting out up; springing; projecting. "He had in himself a salient, living spring of generous and manly action." (Burke) 3. Hence, figuratively, forcing itself on the attention; prominent; conspicuous; noticeable. "He [Grenville] had neither salient traits, nor general comprehensiveness of mind." (Bancroft) 4. Projectiong outwardly; as, a salient angle; opposed to reentering. 5. Represented in a leaping position; as, a lion salient. Salient angle. See Salient. Salient polygon, a polyhedron all of whose solid angles are salient. Origin: L. Saliens, -entis, p.pr. Of salire to leap; cf. F. Saillant. See Sally, &. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Salient

salicylise
salicylism
salicylisms
salicylite
salicylites
salicylize
salicylol
salicylous
salicylsalicylic acid
salicylsulfonic acid
salicyluric acid
salience
saliences
saliencies
saliency
salient (current term)
salient(ip)
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Literary usage of Salient

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Law of Unfair Competition and Trademarks: With Chapters on Good-will by Harry Dwight Nims (1917)
"Cases involving labels in which the salient feature is some device or catchword, ... Cases in which there is no salient feature, but the whole get-up, ..."

2. History of the World War by Frank Herbert Simonds (1919)
"The Lutsk salient was ironed out on the north; the rear and flank of Kaledin was ... Having straightened his front to the north about the Lutsk salient, ..."

3. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin, and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1887)
"Graham ran up to him and asked, if, the attack on the flank of the work being impracticable, he should lead his men on the salient. ..."

4. The Literary Digest History of the World War: Compiled from Original and (1919)
"Having made good at Chateau- Thierry and in helping to drive Ludendorff from the Marne salient, and having served brigaded with the British, the Americans ..."

5. The Great War by George Henry Allen, Henry C. Whitehead, French Ensor Chadwick (1919)
"Von Gallwitz breaks through the northern side of the Polish salient . ... The critical situation in the Polish salient and the decision of the Russians to ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The German armies in the salient and on the Lys were too tired to continue the aggressive, and the fighting shifted to a field in which fresh troops were ..."

7. A History of the Great War by Bertram Benedict (1919)
"MIHIEL salient In the first German rush upon France in 1914, an army from Metz crossed the frontier between Verdun and Toul and reached the Meuse at St. ..."

8. The Law of Unfair Competition and Trademarks: With Chapters on Good-will by Harry Dwight Nims (1917)
"Cases involving labels in which the salient feature is some device or catchword, ... Cases in which there is no salient feature, but the whole get-up, ..."

9. History of the World War by Frank Herbert Simonds (1919)
"The Lutsk salient was ironed out on the north; the rear and flank of Kaledin was ... Having straightened his front to the north about the Lutsk salient, ..."

10. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin, and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1887)
"Graham ran up to him and asked, if, the attack on the flank of the work being impracticable, he should lead his men on the salient. ..."

11. The Literary Digest History of the World War: Compiled from Original and (1919)
"Having made good at Chateau- Thierry and in helping to drive Ludendorff from the Marne salient, and having served brigaded with the British, the Americans ..."

12. The Great War by George Henry Allen, Henry C. Whitehead, French Ensor Chadwick (1919)
"Von Gallwitz breaks through the northern side of the Polish salient . ... The critical situation in the Polish salient and the decision of the Russians to ..."

13. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The German armies in the salient and on the Lys were too tired to continue the aggressive, and the fighting shifted to a field in which fresh troops were ..."

14. A History of the Great War by Bertram Benedict (1919)
"MIHIEL salient In the first German rush upon France in 1914, an army from Metz crossed the frontier between Verdun and Toul and reached the Meuse at St. ..."

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