Definitions of salute

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