Variant of salute
- 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: ME saluten < L salutare, to salute, wish health to < salus (gen. salutis), health, greeting < salvus, safe
- 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: OFr salut < L salus
- saluter noun
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