The definition of a salute is a specific movement or action designed to convey respect.(noun)
To salute is to make a gesture of respect.(verb)
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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Origin: ME saluten < L salutare, to salute, wish health to < salus (gen. salutis), health, greeting < salvus, safe
Origin: OFr salut < L salus
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verb sa·lut·ed, sa·lut·ing, sa·lutes verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English saluten
Origin: , from Latin salūtāre
Origin: , from salūs, salūt-, health; see sol- in Indo-European roots.
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