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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
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At a short distance from the wigwams, they were met by Waban, a leading man among the Indians at that place, accompanied by others, and were welcomed with "English salutations." Waban, who is described as "the chief minister of justice among them," had before shown a better disposition than any other native to receive the religious instruction of the Christians, and had voluntarily proposed to have his eldest son educated by them.
Pickwick, when he had grasped his followers by the hand, and exchanged warm salutations of welcome--'how is Tupman?'
Had this tail any prehensile power, I should straightway bethink me of Darmonodes' elephant that so frequented the flower-market, and with low salutations presented nosegays to damsels, and then caressed their zones.
After these preparations he signified that the two men should be brought before him, and greeted them with this salutation: "What sort of a king do I seem to you to be, O strangers?' The Lying Traveler replied, "You seem to me a most mighty king." "And what is your estimate of those you see around me?' "These," he made answer, "are worthy companions of yourself, fit at least to be ambassadors and leaders of armies." The Ape and all his court, gratified with the lie, commanded that a handsome present be given to the flatterer.
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.' Accept these trifling domestic particulars as suggesting hints which may be useful to you in managing Mrs.
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.
The practice of forming a line and shaking the President's hand had no other origin, and when that great dignitary bestows his healing salutation on
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.