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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 ?
Leaning upon his rake, the Peasant returned the salutation with a nod, but said nothing.
She has never been permitted to call me anything but Captain; and on the rare occasions since our union, when circumstances may have obliged her to address me by letter, her opening form of salutation has been rigidly restricted to 'Dear Sir.
Cummings reined in his horse when he arrived in front of him, gave him a pleasant salutation and invited him to a seat in the vehicle--"if you are going my way," he added.
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.
He entirely omitted the usual formal salutation as we entered the presence of the jeddak, and as he pushed me roughly before the ruler he exclaimed in a loud and menacing voice.
A general shout was the first expression of joy, and next a salutation was thundered from the cannon of the fort.
While he was arguing with the boy in the inn-yard, a person came up to him, and saluting him by his name, enquired how all the good family did in Somersetshire; and now Jones casting his eyes upon this person, presently discovered him to be Mr Dowling, the lawyer, with whom he had dined at Gloucester, and with much courtesy returned the salutation.
Pickwick kissed the young ladies--we were going to say, as if they were his own daughters, only, as he might possibly have infused a little more warmth into the salutation, the comparison would not be quite appropriate--hugged the old lady with filial cordiality; and patted the rosy cheeks of the female servants in a most patriarchal manner, as he slipped into the hands of each some more substantial expression of his approval.
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
Dashwood, whose terror as they drew near the house had produced almost the conviction of Marianne's being no more, had no voice to inquire after her, no voice even for Elinor; but SHE, waiting neither for salutation nor inquiry, instantly gave the joyful relief;-- and her mother, catching it with all her usual warmth, was in a moment as much overcome by her happiness, as she had been before by her fears.
I described to her the solitary moorland road, and the grey-gowned woman's figure in front of me, and the gig coming along to meet her, and the salutation of the two girls, and I told her all one look of her face had meant for me, and how I had wildly sought her in vain, and from that day to this had held her image in my heart.
Hurst also made her a slight bow, and said he was "very glad"; but diffuseness and warmth remained for Bingley's salutation.