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salute

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verb sa·lute \ sə-ˈlüt \

Definition of salute

saluted; saluting
transitive verb
1 a :to address with expressions of kind wishes, courtesy, or honor
b :to give a sign of respect, courtesy, or goodwill to :greet
2 :to become apparent to (one of the senses)
3 a :to honor (a person, a nation, an event, etc.) by a conventional military or naval ceremony
b :to show respect and recognition to (a military superior) by assuming a prescribed position
c :to express commendation of :praise
intransitive verb
:to make a salute

saluter

noun

Examples of salute in a Sentence

  1. We salute our country's soldiers.

  2. The players saluted the fans.

  3. The president saluted her bravery.

Recent Examples of salute from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of salute

Middle English, from Latin salutare, from salut-, salus health, safety, greeting, from salvus safe, healthy — more at safe


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salute

noun

Definition of salute

2 a :a sign, token, or ceremony expressing goodwill, compliment, or respect
  • the festival was a salute to the arts
b :the position (as of the hand) or the entire attitude of a person saluting a superior

Examples of salute in a Sentence

  1. The officers gave the general a salute.

  2. They raised their hands in salute.

  3. The concert was a salute to country music legends.

  4. Twenty-one guns were fired in salute.

  5. We raise our glasses in salute to the newlyweds.

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First Known Use of salute

14th century


SALUTE Defined for English Language Learners

salute

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verb

Definition of salute for English Language Learners

  • : to give a sign of respect to (a military officer, flag, etc.) by moving your right hand to your forehead : to give a salute to (someone or something)

  • : to show respect for (someone or something) : to publicly praise (someone or something)


salute

noun

Definition of salute for English Language Learners

  • : the act of moving your right hand to your forehead as a sign of respect to a military officer, flag, etc.

  • : an act or ceremony that shows respect for someone


SALUTE Defined for Kids

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salute

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verb sa·lute \ sə-ˈlüt \

Definition of salute for Students

saluted; saluting
1 :to give a sign of respect to (as a military officer) especially by a movement of the right hand to the forehead
2 :to show or express respect for :honor
  • She was saluted for her bravery.

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salute

noun

Definition of salute for Students

1 :the position taken or the movement made when bringing the right hand to the forehead in a sign of respect (as for a military officer)
2 :an act or ceremony that is a show of respect or honor


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