Salute meaning

sə-lo͝ot
The act of saluting; salutation.
noun
4
0
To salute is to make a gesture of respect.

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.

verb
2
1
A formal gesture made in honor of someone or something, usually with the hand or hands in one of various particular positions.

The soldiers greeted the dignitaries with a crisp salute.

noun
1
0
To present itself to, as if in greeting.
verb
0
0
To acknowledge with praise; commend.
verb
0
0
Advertisement
To make a salute.
verb
0
0
Something, as an event or ceremony, expressing respect, admiration, compliment, etc.

The benefit was a salute to the museum.

noun
0
0
(mil.) The position of the body, or of the hand, rifle, etc., assumed in saluting.
noun
0
0
Any action performed for the purpose of honor or tribute.

The orchestra performed the concert as a salute to Gershwin.

noun
0
0
To make a gesture in honor of someone or something.

They saluted the flag as it passed in the parade.

verb
0
0
Advertisement
To act in thanks, honor, or tribute; to thank or extend gratitude; to praise.

I would like to salute the many dedicated volunteers that make this project possible.

verb
0
0
(Ireland, informal) To wave, to acknowledge an acquaintance.

I saluted Bill at the concert, but he didn't see me through the crowd.

verb
0
0
To address, as with expressions of kind wishes and courtesy; to greet; to hail.
verb
0
0
To promote the welfare and safety of; to benefit; to gratify.
verb
0
0
.
verb
0
0
Advertisement
The definition of a salute is a specific movement or action designed to convey respect.

An example of a salute is when you gesture with your hand at your superiors in the military to show respect.

An example of salute is when guns are shot at a military funeral to show respect to the deceased.

noun
0
1
To greet or address with an expression of welcome, goodwill, or respect.
verb
0
1
To recognize (a superior) with a gesture prescribed by military regulations, as by raising the hand to the cap.
verb
0
1
To become noticeable to.

A stench saluted our nostrils.

verb
0
1
To make a gesture of greeting or respect.
verb
0
1
Advertisement
An act of greeting; a salutation.
noun
0
1
A formal military display of honor or greeting, such as the firing of cannon.
noun
0
1
To greet or welcome with friendly words or ceremonial gesture, such as bowing, tipping the hat, etc.
verb
0
1
To honor by performing a prescribed act or gesture, such as dipping the flag, firing cannons, or raising the right hand to the forehead, as a mark of military, naval, or official respect.
verb
0
1

Origin of salute

  • Middle English saluten from Latin salūtāre from salūs salūt- health sol- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • from Latin salutare (“greet”), from salutis, genitive of salus (“greeting, good health”), related to salvus (“safe”).

    From Wiktionary