Definitions of salute

  1. a formal military gesture of respect
  2. recognize with a gesture prescribed by a miltary regulation; assume a prescribed position; " When the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute"
  3. an act of honor or courteous recognition; " a musical salute to the composer on his birthday"
  4. become noticeable; " a terrible stench saluted our nostrils"
  5. an act of greeting with friendly words and gestures like bowing or lifting the hat
  6. express commendation of; " I salute your courage!"
  7. greet in a friendly way; " I meet this men every day on my way to work and he salutes me"
  8. honor with a military ceremony, as when honoring dead soldiers
  9. To address, as with expressions of kind wishes and courtesy; to greet; to hail.
  10. Hence, to give a sign of good will; to compliment by an act or ceremony, as a kiss, a bow, etc.
  11. To honor, as some day, person, or nation, by a discharge of cannon or small arms, by dipping colors, by cheers, etc.
  12. To promote the welfare and safety of; to benefit; to gratify.
  13. The act of saluting, or expressing kind wishes or respect; salutation; greeting.
  14. A sign, token, or ceremony, expressing good will, compliment, or respect, as a kiss, a bow, etc.
  15. 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.
  16. To address with kind wishes; greet with a kiss or bow; honor by a discharge of guns, the lowering of a flag, etc.
  17. In the army or navy, to make the prescribed gesture of respect.
  18. Saluter.
  19. To address with kind wishes: to greet with a kiss, bow, etc.: to honor by a discharge of cannon, striking colors, etc.
  20. Act of saluting: greeting, a kiss: a discharge of cannon in honor of any one.
  21. Act of saluting; kiss; discharge of cannon.
  22. To greet; kiss; honor by firing cannon, & c.
  23. To accost; of fer a salute ( to).
  24. A greeting with military or naval honors; any salutation.
  25. An expression of kind wishes or respect; a kiss; a discharge of cannon or other mark of respect in honour of some one.
  26. 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.
  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.
  28. 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.

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
  3. Twice he pressed his right hand to his heart, then bowed his head in a mute salute. – Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess by Henry W. Fischer
  4. Lagerfeldt came also to salute Whitelocke, and to know what service he had for him, before his going from hence this evening. – A Journal of the Swedish Embassy in the Years 1653 and 1654, Vol II. by Bulstrode Whitelocke
  5. He was still holding the salute. – Arm of the Law by Harry Harrison
  6. He brought his heels together, gave a quick salute, turned on his heel, and went back over the side. – The Boy Allies Under the Sea by Robert L. Drake
  7. " Yes," said Madame Bathurst, returning the salute of Mr Selwyn, " but still I am surprised." – Valerie by Frederick Marryat
  8. Then giving the Chief his finest military salute, the Captain " right faced" and silently marched away. – Dorothy on a Ranch by Evelyn Raymond
  9. As he finished a man in plain clothes entered and dismissed the cop with a word, and handed Bryce a printed notice and his magnomatic; " You're clear," he said, leaving again with a friendly half salute. – The Man Who Staked the Stars by Charles Dye
  10. As soon as the agent had glanced at the message, he swept a profound salute. – Zibeline, Complete by Phillipe de Massa Last Updated: March 2, 2009
  11. " I'll take their salute first," said Cunningham. – Rung Ho! by Talbot Mundy
  12. " Ax pardon- ax pardon, sir," answered Ben, touching his forehead in salute. – The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  13. He's too ashamed to make a salute, and his head is too bad to allow of his sitting up." – The Outcaste by F. E. Penny
  14. Go and salute a certain person. – A Selection from the Discourses of Epictetus With the Encheiridion by Epictetus
  15. She means to be in it- to salute the returning brave. – The Weavers, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  16. With shameful mockery they flew laurels on his head, and with torrents of derision, told him, it was meet they should so salute the champion of Scotland! – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  17. The troops had not learned the salute, and when the horn sounded they were at once dismissed drill. – With Moore At Corunna by G. A. Henty
  18. " Mr. Mahch, I admiah to salute you ag'in, seh. – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
  19. Yet he was just like one of us, knew everybody's name, and returned every salute. – Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius by Samuel Dill
  20. The boys waved their caps in salute, as the chaser began to move, and the crew lined up to give the final goodbye. – The Boy Volunteers with the Submarine Fleet by Kenneth Ward