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Meaning of SALUTE

Pronunciation:  su'loot

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an act of greeting with friendly words and gestures like bowing or lifting the hat
  2. [n]  a formal military gesture of respect
  3. [n]  an act of honor or courteous recognition; "a musical salute to the composer on his birthday"
  4. [v]  express commendation of; "I salute your courage!"
  5. [v]  greet in a friendly way; "I meet this men every day on my way to work and he salutes me"
  6. [v]  recognize with a gesture prescribed by a miltary regulation; assume a prescribed position; "When the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute"
  7. [v]  honor with a military ceremony, as when honoring dead soldiers
  8. [v]  propose a toast to; "Let us toast the birthday girl!"; "Let's drink to the New Year"
  9. [v]  become noticeable; "a terrible stench saluted our nostrils"

SALUTE is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: drink, military greeting, pledge, present, toast, wassail
 See Also: booze, credit, fuddle, gesticulate, gesture, give, greet, greeting, honor, honour, motion, praise, recognise, recognition, recognize, reward, salaam, salutation, smell



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sa*lute"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Saluted}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Saluting}.] [L. salutare, salutatum, from salus, -utis,
    health, safety. See {Salubrious}.]
    1. To address, as with expressions of kind wishes and
       courtesy; to greet; to hail.
             I salute you with this kingly title.  --Shak.
    2. Hence, to give a sign of good will; to compliment by an
       act or ceremony, as a kiss, a bow, etc.
             You have the prettiest tip of a finger . . . I must
             take the freedom to salute it.        --Addison.
    3. (Mil. & Naval) To honor, as some day, person, or nation,
       by a discharge of cannon or small arms, by dipping colors,
       by cheers, etc.
    4. To promote the welfare and safety of; to benefit; to
       gratify. [Obs.] ``If this salute my blood a jot.'' --Shak.
  2. \Sa*lute"\, n. [Cf. F. salut. See {Salute}, v.]
    1. The act of saluting, or expressing kind wishes or respect;
       salutation; greeting.
    2. A sign, token, or ceremony, expressing good will,
       compliment, or respect, as a kiss, a bow, etc. --Tennyson.
    3. (Mil. & Naval) A token of respect or honor for some
       distinguished or official personage, for a foreign vessel
       or flag, or for some festival or event, as by presenting
       arms, by a discharge of cannon, volleys of small arms,
       dipping the colors or the topsails, etc.