- Present participle of salute.
- The act of giving a salute.
Variant of salute
transitive verbsaluted, saluting
- to greet or welcome with friendly words or ceremonial gesture, such as bowing, tipping the hat, etc.
- to honor by performing a prescribed act or gesture, such as dipping the flag, firing cannon, or raising the right hand to the forehead, as a mark of military, naval, or official respect
- to present itself to, as if in greeting
- to acknowledge with praise; commend
Origin of saluteMiddle English saluten ; from Classical Latin salutare, to salute, wish health to ; from salus (gen. salutis), health, greeting ; from salvus, safe
to make a salute
- the act of saluting; salutation
- a gesture or remark made in saluting
- the act of respect paid in saluting
- something, as an event or ceremony, expressing respect, admiration, compliment, etc.: the benefit was a salute to the museum
- Mil. the position of the body, or of the hand, rifle, etc., assumed in saluting
Origin of saluteOFr salut < L salus