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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Origin of salute1
OTHER WORDS FROM salutesa·lut·er, nounun·sa·lut·ed, adjectiveun·sa·lut·ing, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for salute
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.
So we salute you, Mr. Fielder, even as we continue to huff and puff at the gym in pursuit of those rippling ridges.Prince Fielder’s Demi Moore Moment: World Loses It Over Athlete Without Six-Pack|Tim Teeman|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He never failed, after this, to salute me with the sound described in the first chapter.The Speech of Monkeys|R. L. Garner
When they reached his city, they fired a salute, for Fair Brow had arrived with his wife, the wealthiest gentleman in the world.Italian Popular Tales|Thomas Frederick Crane
The great man smiled, but did not salute, on account of the firearms hindering him.Tartarin of Tarascon|Alphonse Daudet
We ran up our colors, and received his majesty with a salute of four guns.
Much simpler and more touching is the sight of the soldiers presenting arms, and all the officers with their swords at the salute.'Neath Verdun, August-October, 1914|Maurice Genevoix