Definition of Salute

1. Noun. An act of honor or courteous recognition. "A musical salute to the composer on his birthday"

Exact synonyms: Salutation
Generic synonyms: Credit, Recognition



2. Verb. Propose a toast to. "Let's drink to the New Year"
Exact synonyms: Drink, Pledge, Toast, Wassail
Entails: Booze, Drink, Fuddle
Specialized synonyms: Give
Generic synonyms: Honor, Honour, Reward
Derivative terms: Pledge, Salutation, Toast, Wassail, Wassailer

3. Noun. A formal military gesture of respect.
Exact synonyms: Military Greeting
Generic synonyms: Greeting, Salutation
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine

4. Verb. Greet in a friendly way. "I meet this men every day on my way to work and he salutes me"
Generic synonyms: Greet, Recognise, Recognize
Specialized synonyms: Salaam
Derivative terms: Salutation, Salutation, Saluter

5. Noun. An act of greeting with friendly words and gestures like bowing or lifting the hat.
Generic synonyms: Greeting, Salutation

6. Verb. Express commendation of. "I salute your courage!"
Generic synonyms: Praise

7. Verb. Become noticeable. "A terrible stench saluted our nostrils"
Generic synonyms: Smell

8. Verb. Honor with a military ceremony, as when honoring dead soldiers.
Generic synonyms: Greet, Recognise, Recognize
Derivative terms: Salutation

9. Verb. Recognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation; assume a prescribed position. "When the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute"
Exact synonyms: Present
Generic synonyms: Greet, Recognise, Recognize
Entails: Gesticulate, Gesture, Motion

Definition of Salute

1. v. t. To address, as with expressions of kind wishes and courtesy; to greet; to hail.

2. n. The act of saluting, or expressing kind wishes or respect; salutation; greeting.

Definition of Salute

1. Noun. A formal gesture done in honor of someone or something, usually with the hand or hands in one of various particular positions. ¹

2. Noun. Any action done for the purpose of honor or tribute . ¹

3. Verb. To make a gesture in honor of someone or something. ¹

4. Verb. To act in thanks, honor, or tribute; to thank or extend gratitude. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Salute

1. to greet with a sign of welcome or respect [v -LUTED, -LUTING, -LUTES]

Medical Definition of Salute

1. 1. To adress, as with expressions of kind wishes and courtesy; to greet; to hail. "I salute you with this kingly title." (Shak) 2. Hence, to give a sign of good will; to compliment by an act or ceremony, as a kiss, a bow, etc. "You have the prettiest tip of a finger . . . I must take the freedom to salute it." (Addison) 3. To honor, as some day, person, or nation, by a discharge of cannon or small arms, by dipping colours, by cheers, etc. 4. To promote the welfare and safety of; to benefit; to gratify. "If this salute my blood a jot." Origin: L. Salutare, salutatum, from salus, -utis, health, safety. See Salubrious. 1. The act of saluting, or expressing kind wishes or respect; salutation; greeting. 2. A sign, token, or ceremony, expressing good will, compliment, or respect, as a kiss, a bow, etc. 3. 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 colours or the topsails, etc. Origin: Cf. F. Salut. See Salute. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Salute

salut des armes
salutarily
salutariness
salutarinesses
salutarium
salutary
salutation
salutational
salutations
salutatorian
salutatorians
salutatories
salutatory
salutatory address
salutatory speaker
salute (current term)
saluted
saluter
saluters
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saluteth
salutiferous
salutiferously
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salutogenic
salvability
salvable
salvably
salvage
salvage chemotherapy

Literary usage of Salute

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

1. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ by American Committee of Revision (1881)
"7 salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, and my fellow prisoners, who are of note among ... 9 salute Urbane, our helper in Christ, and Stachys my beloved. ..."

2. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ by American Committee of Revision (1881)
"churches of the Gentiles : and salute the church that is 5 in their house. salute Epaenetus my beloved, who is the firstfruits of Asia unto Christ. ..."

3. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: Being the Version by Comegys Library (1881)
"salute Epaenetus my beloved, who is the firstfruits of Asia unto Christ. salute Mary, who 6 bestowed much labour on you. salute Andronicus 7 i Or, .tunia, ..."

4. The Works of John Locke by John Locke (1823)
"13 salute Rufus, chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine. ... 15 salute Philologus and Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints ..."

5. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ by American Committee of Revision (1881)
"7 salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, and my fellow prisoners, who are of note among ... 9 salute Urbane, our helper in Christ, and Stachys my beloved. ..."

6. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ by American Committee of Revision (1881)
"churches of the Gentiles : and salute the church that is 5 in their house. salute Epaenetus my beloved, who is the firstfruits of Asia unto Christ. ..."

7. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: Being the Version by Comegys Library (1881)
"salute Epaenetus my beloved, who is the firstfruits of Asia unto Christ. salute Mary, who 6 bestowed much labour on you. salute Andronicus 7 i Or, .tunia, ..."

8. The Works of John Locke by John Locke (1823)
"13 salute Rufus, chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine. ... 15 salute Philologus and Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints ..."

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