salute: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (su-lt'), [key]
— v. n. -lut•ed, -lut•ing,
- to pay respect to or honor by some formal act, as by raising the right hand to the side of the headgear, presenting arms, firing cannon, dipping colors, etc.
- to address with expressions of goodwill, respect, etc.; greet.
- to make a bow or other gesture to, as in greeting, farewell, or respect.
- to express respect or praise for; honor; commend.
- to give a salute.
- to perform a salutation.
- at the salute.
- the special act of respect paid in saluting.
- the position of the hand or rifle in saluting:at the salute.
- an act of saluting; salutation.
- a gold coin, bearing the image of the Virgin Mary receiving Gabriel's salutation, issued by Charles VI of France and by Henry V and Henry VI of England.
Pronunciation: (sä-l'te), [key]
— interj. Italian.
- (used after a person has sneezed or as a toast.)
- salute (Thesaurus)