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salute


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Salute  \Sa*lute"\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  salut.  See  {Salute},  v.] 
  1.  The  act  of  saluting,  or  expressing  kind  wishes  or  respect; 
  salutation;  greeting. 
 
  2.  A  sign,  token,  or  ceremony,  expressing  good  will 
  compliment,  or  respect,  as  a  kiss,  a  bow,  etc  --Tennyson. 
 
  3.  (Mil.  &  Naval)  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 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Salute  \Sa*lute"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Saluted};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Saluting}.]  [L.  salutare,  salutatum  from  salus,  -utis, 
  health,  safety.  See  {Salubrious}.] 
  1.  To  address,  as  with  expressions  of  kind  wishes  and 
  courtesy;  to  greet;  to  hail. 
 
  I  salute  you  with  this  kingly  title.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Hence  to  give  a  sign  of  good  will  to  compliment  by  an 
  act  or  ceremony,  as  a  kiss,  a  bow,  etc 
 
  You  have  the  prettiest  tip  of  a  finger  .  .  .  I  must 
  take  the  freedom  to  salute  it  --Addison. 
 
  3.  (Mil.  &  Naval)  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.  [Obs.]  ``If  this  salute  my  blood  a  jot.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  salute 
  n  1:  an  act  of  honor  or  courteous  recognition:  "a  musical  salute 
  to  the  composer  on  his  birthday"  [syn:  {salutation}] 
  2:  a  formal  military  gesture  of  respect  [syn:  {military 
  greeting}] 
  3:  an  act  of  greeting  with  friendly  words  and  gestures  like 
  bowing  or  lifting  the  hat 
  v  1:  propose  a  toast  to  "Let  us  toast  the  birthday  girl!"  "Let's 
  drink  to  the  New  Year"  [syn:  {toast},  {drink},  {pledge}] 
  2:  great  in  a  friendly  way 
  3:  express  commendation  of  "I  salute  your  courage!" 
  4:  honor  with  a  military  ceremony,  as  when  honoring  dead 
  soldiers 
  5:  assume  a  position;  in  the  military  [syn:  {present}] 




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