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sal·u·ta·tion

 (săl′yə-tā′shən)
n.
1.
a. A polite expression of greeting or goodwill.
b. salutations Greetings indicating respect and affection; regards.
2. A gesture of greeting, such as a bow or kiss.
3. A word or phrase of greeting used to begin a letter or message.

sal′u·ta′tion·al adj.

salutation

(ˌsæljʊˈteɪʃən)
n
1. an act, phrase, gesture, etc, that serves as a greeting
2. a form of words used as an opening to a speech or letter, such as Dear Sir or Ladies and Gentlemen
3. the act of saluting
[C14: from Latin salūtātiō, from salūtāre to greet; see salute]

sal•u•ta•tion

(ˌsæl yəˈteɪ ʃən)

n.
1.
a. something uttered, written, or done by way of greeting, welcome, recognition, etc.
b. salutations, greetings or regards.
2. a word or phrase serving as the prefatory greeting in a letter or speech, as Dear Sir in a letter or Ladies and Gentlemen in a speech.
3. the act of saluting.
sal`u•ta′tion•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.salutation - an act of honor or courteous recognitionsalutation - an act of honor or courteous recognition; "a musical salute to the composer on his birthday"
credit, recognition - approval; "give her recognition for trying"; "he was given credit for his work"; "give her credit for trying"
2.salutation - (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)salutation - (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
acknowledgement, acknowledgment - a statement acknowledging something or someone; "she must have seen him but she gave no sign of acknowledgment"; "the preface contained an acknowledgment of those who had helped her"
well-wishing - an expression of good will from one person to another; "much hand-shaking and well-wishing"
compliments, regard, wish - (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare; "give him my kind regards"; "my best wishes"
reception, response - the manner in which something is greeted; "she did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors"
hail - enthusiastic greeting
kiss of peace, pax - (Roman Catholic Church) a greeting signifying Christian love for those assisting at the Eucharist
welcome - a greeting or reception; "the proposal got a warm welcome"
salute - an act of greeting with friendly words and gestures like bowing or lifting the hat
hello, hi, howdy, hullo, how-do-you-do - an expression of greeting; "every morning they exchanged polite hellos"
good morning, morning - a conventional expression of greeting or farewell
good afternoon, afternoon - a conventional expression of greeting or farewell
military greeting, salute - a formal military gesture of respect
visiting card, calling card, card - a printed or written greeting that is left to indicate that you have visited
3.salutation - word of greeting used to begin a letter
opening - the initial part of the introduction; "the opening established the basic theme"

salutation

noun (Formal) greeting, welcome, salute, address, obeisance The old man moved away, raising his hand in salutation.

salutation

noun
An expression, in words or gestures, marking a meeting of persons:
Translations

salutation

[ˌsæljʊˈteɪʃən] Nsalutación f, saludo m

salutation

nBegrüßung f; (in letters) → Anrede f; he raised his hand in salutationer hob die Hand zum Gruß

salutation

[ˌsæljʊˈteɪʃn] n (old) (frm) → saluto
References in classic literature ?
But the new member was equal to the occasion, and rising, with a grateful salutation to the Chair, said in the most engaging manner, "Mr.
As soon as this slight salutation had passed, Montcalm moved toward them with a quick but graceful step, baring his head to the veteran, and dropping his spotless plume nearly to the earth in courtesy.
He made a salutation, or, to speak nearer the truth, an ill-defined, abortive attempt at curtsy.
All of these people stared at me, talked about me, ran into the huts and fetched out their families to gape at me; but no- body ever noticed that other fellow, except to make him humble salutation and get no response for their pains.
Children munching oranges, six thousand fans fluttering and glimmering, everybody happy, everybody chatting gayly with their intimates, lovely girl-faces smiling recognition and salutation to other lovely girl-faces, gray old ladies and gentlemen dealing in the like exchanges with each other - ah, such a picture of cheery contentment and glad anticipation
Jennings in Bond Street," said he, after the first salutation, "and she encouraged me to come on; and I was the more easily encouraged, because I thought it probable that I might find you alone, which I was very desirous of doing.
A more elastic footstep entered next; and now I opened my mouth for a 'good-morning,' but closed it again, the salutation unachieved; for Hareton Earnshaw was performing his orison SOTTO VOCE, in a series of curses directed against every object he touched, while he rummaged a corner for a spade or shovel to dig through the drifts.
She nodded and waved her hand in return, very gracefully and prettily -- but with something of old-fashioned formality in her manner, which looked strangely in so young a woman, and which seemed out of harmony with a salutation addressed to her father.
It was raised for a moment, and a very faint voice responded to the salutation, as if it were at a distance:
Gummidge's spirits by a cheerful salutation and a jocose embrace, took my arm, and hurried me away.
Joe's Christmas salutation, when I and my conscience showed ourselves.
I looked round to see who it was, then fell upon the ground in salutation, for before me was Unandi, mother of the king, who was named "Mother of the Heavens," that same lady to whom my mother had refused the milk.