What is salute?

  • (verb): Become noticeable.
    Example: "A terrible stench saluted our nostrils"
    See also — Additional definitions below


A salute is a gesture or other action used to display respect. Salutes are primarily associated with armed forces, but other organizations and civil people also use salutes.

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Salute (disambiguation)
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Colombo Lighthouse - Gun Salute
... battery that is used by the Sri Lanka Navy for its traditional gun salutes ... By tradition the Navy accords a 25 gun salute to the nation on the National day which is the 4th February each year ... Ceylon Navy, the first warship of the navy according a 25 gun salute on February 4, 1951 with its single 4" gun ...
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Salute Picture
... A salute picture is a verification method used by many social websites such as MySpace and forums ... If required to submit a salute picture most guidelines include the following Picture taken of self clearly showing face, must be holding a hand-written message on a piece of ... This could call for a salute to be sent ...
Salute - Books
... Coleridge's Kubla Khan, "Weave a circle round him thrice", is interpreted as the salute of an alien culture "He waved hand round in a circle, three times." ...

More definitions of "salute":

  • (noun): An act of greeting with friendly words and gestures like bowing or lifting the hat.
  • (noun): An act of honor or courteous recognition.
    Example: "A musical salute to the composer on his birthday"
    Synonyms: salutation
  • (verb): Honor with a military ceremony, as when honoring dead soldiers.
  • (verb): Express commendation of.
    Example: "I salute your courage!"
  • (verb): Greet in a friendly way.
    Example: "I meet this men every day on my way to work and he salutes me"
  • (verb): Recognize with a gesture prescribed by a miltary regulation; assume a prescribed position.
    Example: "When the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute"
    Synonyms: present

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    Alas, day, you brought light,
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    You showed us god:
    I salute you, most precious one,
    But I go to a new place,
    Another life.
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)

    we salute you
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    There is only one thing that a man really wants to do, all his life; and that is, to find his way to his God, his Morning Star, salute his fellow man, and enjoy the woman who has come the long way with him.
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