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Salute meaning

salute - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. To address, as with expressions of kind wishes and courtesy; to greet; to hail.
  2. 2. Hence, to give a sign of good will; to compliment by an act or ceremony, as a kiss, a bow, etc.
  3. 3. To honor, as some day, person, or nation, by a discharge of cannon or small arms, by dipping colors, by cheers, etc.
  4. 4. To promote the welfare and safety of; to benefit; to gratify.
  5. 5. The act of saluting, or expressing kind wishes or respect; salutation; greeting.
  6. 6. A sign, token, or ceremony, expressing good will, compliment, or respect, as a kiss, a bow, etc.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. Act of saluting; kiss; discharge of cannon.
  9. 9. To greet; kiss; honor by firing cannon, & c.

salute - examples of usage

  1. The valet touched his forehead in salute, and-" Where am I to go to, Cap'en?" - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  2. Perhaps if she had allowed the salute, there would have been an end of the matter. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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