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Definition of Salute

Salute

  1. To address, as with expressions of kind wishes and courtesy; to greet; to hail.
  2. Hence, to give a sign of good will; to compliment by an act or ceremony, as a kiss, a bow, etc.
  3. To honor, as some day, person, or nation, by a discharge of cannon or small arms, by dipping colors, by cheers, etc.
  4. To promote the welfare and safety of; to benefit; to gratify.
  5. The act of saluting, or expressing kind wishes or respect; salutation; greeting.
  6. A sign, token, or ceremony, expressing good will, compliment, or respect, as a kiss, a bow, etc.
  7. A token of respect or honor for some distinguished or official personage, for a foreign vessel or flag, or for some festival or event, as by presenting arms, by a discharge of cannon, volleys of small arms, dipping the colors or the topsails, etc.

Salute Quotations

Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, or even a stranger, if in a lonely place.
Tecumseh

Sometimes you say things with a smile with the precise intention of making it clear that you are not being serious, and are only kidding. If I salute a friend with a smile and say, 'How are you, you old scoundrel!' clearly I don't really mean he's a scoundrel.
Umberto Eco

No matter what you think about the Iraq war, there is one thing we can all agree on for the next days - we have to salute the courage and bravery of those who are risking their lives to vote and those brave Iraqi and American soldiers fighting to protect their right to vote.
Hillary Clinton

Our forces saved the remnants of the Jewish people of Europe for a new life and a new hope in the reborn land of Israel. Along with all men of good will, I salute the young state and wish it well.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

I salute all the nations of the Arab Spring and I salute the heroic people of Syria who are striving for freedom, democracy and reform.
Ismail Haniyeh
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Salute Translations

salute in Afrikaans is groet
salute in Danish is hilse, sige goddag
salute in Dutch is groeten, begroeten
salute in French is saluer
salute in German is salutieren, Salut
salute in Italian is salutare
salute in Spanish is saludar, saludale

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