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  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. 

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