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Meaning & Definition of Salute in English

English

Salute

/səlut/

noun

1. An act of honor or courteous recognition

  • "A musical salute to the composer on his birthday"
    synonym:
  • salute
  • ,
  • salutation

2. A formal military gesture of respect

    synonym:
  • salute
  • ,
  • military greeting

3. An act of greeting with friendly words and gestures like bowing or lifting the hat

    synonym:
  • salute

verb

1. Propose a toast to

  • "Let us toast the birthday girl!"
  • "Let's drink to the new year"
    synonym:
  • toast
  • ,
  • drink
  • ,
  • pledge
  • ,
  • salute
  • ,
  • wassail

2. Greet in a friendly way

  • "I meet this men every day on my way to work and he salutes me"
    synonym:
  • salute

3. Express commendation of

  • "I salute your courage!"
    synonym:
  • salute

4. Become noticeable

  • "A terrible stench saluted our nostrils"
    synonym:
  • salute

5. Honor with a military ceremony, as when honoring dead soldiers

    synonym:
  • salute

6. Recognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation

  • Assume a prescribed position
  • "When the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute"
    synonym:
  • salute
  • ,
  • present

Examples of using

Land of liberty, land of the future, I salute you!
Those who are about to die salute you.