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Definition of "salute" []

  • To greet or address with an expression of welcome, goodwill, or respect. (verb-transitive)
  • To recognize (a superior) with a gesture prescribed by military regulations, as by raising the hand to the cap. (verb-transitive)
  • To honor formally and ceremoniously. (verb-transitive)
  • To express warm approval of; commend: salute an agency for its charity work. (verb-transitive)
  • To become noticeable to: A stench saluted our nostrils. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "salute" in a sentence
  • "Cadet_ (_during his first term at Osborne -- where he has been told always to salute his superior officers of both services -- meeting some "temporary" subalterns who disregard his salute_)."
  • "Mr. Nicholson, of Amelia, slowly raised his right hand in salute -"
  • "Look, trying to figure out what - that the Spock sign - the Vulcan salute is every time we do it."