verb (used with object), sa·lut·ed, sa·lut·ing.
verb (used without object), sa·lut·ed, sa·lut·ing.
- the special act of respect paid in saluting.
- the position of the hand or rifle in saluting: at the salute.
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The nation stopped to give a Memorial Day salute and to honor the Americans who sacrificed their lives for our country this week.Vaccine reluctance makes no sense in a nation of patriots|Petula Dvorak|May 31, 2021|Washington Post
One of the more enduring items in the company’s collection is a cotton T-shirt with the word “AMATEUR” confidently emblazoned across the chest—a salute to runners who are doing it “for the love.”Tracksmith Made Running Culture Something You Can Buy|Martin Fritz Huber|January 11, 2021|Outside Online
This salute to extra pandemic pounds features Big Lotto and is a party anthem that will make you crank up the volume and turn up in your own free time.Stay Trippy With This O.G.-Laced Playlist Featuring Juicy J|cmurray|November 27, 2020|Essence.com
School officials denounced the fraternity’s previous use of the salute but said it was not a factor in the suspension.
The seemingly endless ranks snapped to attention on command and thousands of white gloves rose in salute.Choking Back Tears, Thousands of Cops Honor Fallen Officer Ramos|Michael Daly|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We salute a venerable lineage of strong women, big hair, and drama.
Rather than salute with the coffee cup in his hand, President Obama hands the cup to an aide standing on the steps behind him.Obama, the Coffee Salute, and the Dementia on the Right|Sally Kohn|September 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
General Grant issued a general order that “every battery bearing upon the enemy” fire in salute.Atlanta’s Fall Foretold The End Of Civil War Bloodshed|Marc Wortman|September 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As eight of her novels are republished, we salute a doyenne of literary fiction whose work juxtaposes tragedy and comedy.
Of silence before them that salute thee: of looking upon a harlot: and of turning away thy face from thy kinsman.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
MacRae's heels clicked together and his right hand went up in the stiff military salute.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
A full General landing to inspect overseas is entitled to a salute of 17 guns—well, I got my dues.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
As he stepped forward to salute her, she presented her cheek to him, and suddenly stabbed him dead at her feet.
"Gentlemen, I have the honour to salute you," said Monsieur de Kerguel with a profound obeisance.