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sa·lute

 (sə-lo͞ot′)
v. sa·lut·ed, sa·lut·ing, sa·lutes
v.tr.
1. To greet or address with an expression of welcome, goodwill, or respect.
2. To recognize (a superior) with a gesture prescribed by military regulations, as by raising the hand to the cap.
3.
a. To honor formally and ceremoniously: saluted the fallen soldiers in his remarks.
b. To express warm approval of; commend: salute an agency for its charity work.
4. To become noticeable to: A stench saluted our nostrils.
v.intr.
To make a gesture of greeting or respect.
n.
1. An act of greeting; a salutation.
2.
a. An act or gesture of welcome, honor, or courteous recognition: a musical salute to the composer's 90th birthday.
b. The position of the hand or rifle or the bodily posture of a person saluting a military superior.
3. A formal military display of honor or greeting, such as the firing of cannon.

[Middle English saluten, from Latin salūtāre, from salūs, salūt-, health; see sol- in Indo-European roots.]

sa·lut′er n.

salute

(səˈluːt)
vb
1. (tr) to address or welcome with friendly words or gestures of respect, such as bowing or lifting the hat; greet
2. (tr) to acknowledge with praise or honour: we salute your gallantry.
3. (Military) military to pay or receive formal respect, as by presenting arms or raising the right arm
n
4. the act of saluting
5. (Military) a formal military gesture of respect
[C14: from Latin salūtāre to greet, from salūs wellbeing]
saˈluter n

sa•lute

(səˈlut)

n., v. -lut•ed, -lut•ing. n.
1.
a. a formal gesture of respect given to a person of superior military rank, as raising the right hand to the side of the head.
b. a ceremonial gesture of respect, as the discharge of firearms, performed by a military or naval force to honor a dignitary or commemorate an occasion.
2. any instance or occasion of formal greeting or welcome.
v.t.
3. to give a salute to.
4. to address with expressions of goodwill, respect, etc.; greet.
5. to make a bow or other gesture to, as in greeting, farewell, or respect.
6. to express respect or praise for; honor; commend.
v.i.
7. to give a salute.
[1350–1400; (v.) Middle English < Latin salūtāre to greet, wish well, derivative of salūs, s. salūt- health; (n.) Middle English, partly < Old French salut]

salute

greet
1. 'salute'

When members of the armed forces salute someone, they raise their right hand as a formal sign of greeting or respect.

The men saluted the General.
2. 'greet'

Don't use 'salute' to say that someone says or does something to express friendliness when they meet someone else. Use greet.

He greeted his mother with a hug.
He hurried to greet his guests.

salute


Past participle: saluted
Gerund: saluting

Imperative
salute
salute
Present
I salute
you salute
he/she/it salutes
we salute
you salute
they salute
Preterite
I saluted
you saluted
he/she/it saluted
we saluted
you saluted
they saluted
Present Continuous
I am saluting
you are saluting
he/she/it is saluting
we are saluting
you are saluting
they are saluting
Present Perfect
I have saluted
you have saluted
he/she/it has saluted
we have saluted
you have saluted
they have saluted
Past Continuous
I was saluting
you were saluting
he/she/it was saluting
we were saluting
you were saluting
they were saluting
Past Perfect
I had saluted
you had saluted
he/she/it had saluted
we had saluted
you had saluted
they had saluted
Future
I will salute
you will salute
he/she/it will salute
we will salute
you will salute
they will salute
Future Perfect
I will have saluted
you will have saluted
he/she/it will have saluted
we will have saluted
you will have saluted
they will have saluted
Future Continuous
I will be saluting
you will be saluting
he/she/it will be saluting
we will be saluting
you will be saluting
they will be saluting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been saluting
you have been saluting
he/she/it has been saluting
we have been saluting
you have been saluting
they have been saluting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been saluting
you will have been saluting
he/she/it will have been saluting
we will have been saluting
you will have been saluting
they will have been saluting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been saluting
you had been saluting
he/she/it had been saluting
we had been saluting
you had been saluting
they had been saluting
Conditional
I would salute
you would salute
he/she/it would salute
we would salute
you would salute
they would salute
Past Conditional
I would have saluted
you would have saluted
he/she/it would have saluted
we would have saluted
you would have saluted
they would have saluted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.salute - an act of honor or courteous recognitionsalute - 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.salute - a formal military gesture of respectsalute - a formal military gesture of respect
greeting, salutation - (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
3.salute - an act of greeting with friendly words and gestures like bowing or lifting the hat
greeting, salutation - (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)
Verb1.salute - propose a toast tosalute - propose a toast to; "Let us toast the birthday girl!"; "Let's drink to the New Year"
give - propose; "He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party"
honor, honour, reward - bestow honor or rewards upon; "Today we honor our soldiers"; "The scout was rewarded for courageous action"
2.salute - greet in a friendly way; "I meet this men every day on my way to work and he salutes me"
greet, recognise, recognize - express greetings upon meeting someone
salaam - greet with a salaam
3.salute - express commendation of; "I salute your courage!"
praise - express approval of; "The parents praised their children for their academic performance"
4.salute - become noticeable; "a terrible stench saluted our nostrils"
smell - smell bad; "He rarely washes, and he smells"
5.salute - honor with a military ceremony, as when honoring dead soldiers
greet, recognise, recognize - express greetings upon meeting someone
6.salute - recognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation; assume a prescribed position; "When the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute"
greet, recognise, recognize - express greetings upon meeting someone

salute

verb
1. greet, welcome, acknowledge, address, kiss, hail, salaam, accost, pay your respects to, doff your cap to He stepped out and saluted the general.
2. honour, celebrate, acknowledge, recognize, take your hat off to (informal), pay tribute or homage to The statement salutes the changes of the past year.
noun
1. greeting, recognition, salutation, address, kiss, salaam, obeisance He raised his hand in salute.
2. homage, recognition, tribute, toast, compliment, testimonial, acknowledgment, eulogy a special salute to her for her protest

salute

verb
1. To address in a friendly and respectful way:
2. To approach for the purpose of speech:
noun
1. An expression, in words or gestures, marking a meeting of persons:
2. A formal token of appreciation and admiration for a person's high achievements:
Translations
تَحِيَّه بإطْلاق النّاريُحَيّييُحَيِّي بإطلاق الرَّصاص
pozdravpozdravitsalutovatsalvazdravit
gøre honnørhilsesalutsalutere
tervehtiä
salutirati
tisztelegtisztelgés
heiîra meî òví aî hleypa af skotumheilsaòaî aî heiîra
挨拶する
인사하다
saliutassveikinti atiduodant pagarbąsveikinti saliutuojant
salutētsalūtssveicienssveicinātsveikt ar salūtu
salutovať
pozdravpozdraviti
hälsa
คำนับ
selâm vermekselâmlamaselamlamakselâmlamak
chào

salute

[səˈluːt]
A. N (Mil) (with hand) → saludo m; (with guns) → salva f
to take the saluteresponder al saludo (en un desfile militar)
to fire a salute of 21 guns for sbsaludar a algn con una salva de 21 cañonazos
B. VT
1. (Mil etc) → saludar, hacer un saludo
2. (fig) (= acclaim) → aclamar
C. VIsaludar, hacer un saludo

salute

[səˈluːt]
nsalut m
vt
(= greet with gesture) → saluer
(= praise, pay tribute to) → saluer
vifaire un salut

salute

nGruß m; (of guns)Salut m; he raised his hand in saluteer hob seine Hand zum Gruß; to raise one’s glass in salutesein Glas zu einem Toast hochheben; flags were raised in salutezur Begrüßung wurden die Fahnen gehisst; to stand at the salutesalutieren; a 21-gun salute21 Salutschüsse; to take the salutedie Parade abnehmen; he gave a smart saluteer salutierte zackig
vt (Mil) flag etcgrüßen; person alsosalutieren vor (+dat); (fig liter: = welcome) → begrüßen; couragebewundern, den Hut ziehen vor (+dat); we salute the glorious deadwir gedenken der gefallenen Helden
vi (Mil) → salutieren, grüßen

salute

[səˈluːt]
1. n (Mil) (with hand) → saluto; (with gunfire) → salva
to take the salute → passare in rassegna le truppe
2. vt (Mil) (fig) → salutare
to salute the flag → salutare la bandiera

salute

(səˈluːt) verb
1. (especially in the forces) to raise the (usually right) hand to the forehead to show respect. They saluted their commanding officer.
2. to honour by firing eg large guns. They saluted the Queen by firing one hundred guns.
noun
an act of saluting. The officer gave a salute; a 21-gun salute.

salute

يُحَيّي zdravit hilse grüßen χαιρετίζω saludar tervehtiä saluer salutirati salutare 挨拶する 인사하다 salueren hilse (på) pozdrowić saudar приветствовать hälsa คำนับ selamlamak chào 敬礼
References in classic literature ?
Captain Bonneville and his party advanced slowly, exchanging salutes of firearms.
The Indians, when they ascertained that it was a party of white men approaching, greeted them with a salute of firearms, and invited them to encamp.
As, among other ceremonials, he intended to salute them with a discharge of firearms, he had sent the horn of gunpowder that they might return the salute in a manner correspondent to his dignity.
Good," said the general, "keep me advised," and returning the others' salutes he departed.
As I stood speculating upon our chances once we settled into the frightful Maelstrom beneath us and at the same time mentally computing the hours which must elapse before aid could reach us, the wireless operator clambered up the ladder to the bridge, and, disheveled and breathless, stood before me at salute.
Without even the formality of a salute, he burst upon me, white with fury.
And now you may go below, and, when again you find it necessary to address me, you will please be so good as to bear in mind the fact that I am your commanding officer, and as such entitled to a salute.
As this Apsheron battalion marched by, the red-faced Miloradovich, without his greatcoat, with his Orders on his breast and an enormous tuft of plumes in his cocked hat worn on one side with its corners front and back, galloped strenuously forward, and with a dashing salute reined in his horse before the Emperor.
She returned the salute with three cheers and three guns.
Then, in the vision of my dream, Mopo, thou didst draw near, and, lifting thy hand, didst give the royal salute of Bayete to these brothers of mine, and with thy foot didst spurn the carcase of me, thy king.
Chaka dreamed this also: that I, Mopo, your dog, who am not worthy to be mentioned with such names, came up and gave the royal salute, even the Bayete.
I am," replied Colonel Crinkle, a dapper-looking Nome, as he stepped forward to salute his monarch.