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Definitions of salute

  1. To accost; of fer a salute (to). The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To address, as with expressions of kind wishes and courtesy; to greet; to hail. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Hence, to give a sign of good will; to compliment by an act or ceremony, as a kiss, a bow, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To honor, as some day, person, or nation, by a discharge of cannon or small arms, by dipping colors, by cheers, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To promote the welfare and safety of; to benefit; to gratify. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To address with kind wishes; greet with a kiss or bow; honor by a discharge of guns, the lowering of a flag, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To address with kind wishes: to greet with a kiss, bow, etc.: to honor by a discharge of cannon, striking colors, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. To greet; kiss; honor by firing cannon, &c. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. In the army or navy, to make the prescribed gesture of respect. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. become noticeable; "a terrible stench saluted our nostrils" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. express commendation of; "I salute your courage!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. greet in a friendly way; "I meet this men every day on my way to work and he salutes me" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. honor with a military ceremony, as when honoring dead soldiers Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. The act of saluting, or expressing kind wishes or respect; salutation; greeting. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A sign, token, or ceremony, expressing good will, compliment, or respect, as a kiss, a bow, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To addre a with expressions of kind wishes; to greet with a kiss, bow, or otherwise; to honour by a discharge of cannon, by striking colours, by shouts, &c. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. To address with expressions of kind wishes and respect; to greet; to give a passing recognition to by a bow, &c.; to kiss; in the army or navy, to honour by a discharge of firearms, striking the colours, &c. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. a formal military gesture of respect Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. an act of honor or courteous recognition; "a musical salute to the composer on his birthday" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. an act of greeting with friendly words and gestures like bowing or lifting the hat Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. In the army and navy, a mark of respect shown by taking a certain prescribed position; the discharge of cannon, the lowering of a flag, etc., as a mark of honor; a greeting; a bow; a kiss. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. Saluter. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. Act of saluting: greeting, a kiss: a discharge of cannon in honor of any one. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. Act of saluting; kiss; discharge of cannon. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. A greeting with military or naval honors; any salutation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. An expression of kind wishes or respect; a kiss; a discharge of cannon or other mark of respect in honour of some one. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. The expression of kind wishes or respects to any one present; a greeting; a kiss; in the army and navy, a mark of respect, signified by a discharge of firearms, lowering of the flag, &c. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for salute

  1. At that moment Walter Butler entered, halted on the threshold, glancing haughtily around him, advanced amid absolute silence, made his bow to Sir Peter, turned and rendered a perfect salute to Sir Henry, then, as Sir Peter quietly named him to every man present, greeted each with ceremony and a graceful reserve that could not but stamp him as a gentleman of quality and breeding. – The Reckoning by Robert W. Chambers
  2. " I will," answered the major, drawing himself up with a mental military salute and ready to obey to the letter whatever Mark should require of him. – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
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