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salute

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[ suh-loot ]
/ s蓹藞lut /
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verb (used with object), sa路lut路ed, sa路lut路ing.
verb (used without object), sa路lut路ed, sa路lut路ing.
Military. to give a salute.
to perform a salutation.
noun
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Origin of salute

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First recorded in 1350鈥1400; Middle English verb saluten, 鈥渢o greet courteously or respectfully,鈥 from Latin sal奴t膩re 鈥渢o greet, hail, or salute,鈥 derivative of sal奴t- (stem of sal奴s ) 鈥渉ealth鈥; Middle English noun salu (also salue ), from Old French salu, salus, saluz, from Latin, sal奴s

OTHER WORDS FROM salute

sa路lut路er, nounun路sa路lut路ed, adjectiveun路sa路lut路ing, adjective

Other definitions for salute (2 of 2)

salute2
[ sah-loo-te ]
/ s蓱藞lu t蓻 /

interjection Italian.
(used after a person has sneezed or as a toast.)

Origin of salute

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Literally, 鈥渉ealth鈥
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British Dictionary definitions for salute

salute
/ (s蓹藞lu藧t) /

verb
(tr) to address or welcome with friendly words or gestures of respect, such as bowing or lifting the hat; greet
(tr) to acknowledge with praise or honourwe salute your gallantry
military to pay or receive formal respect, as by presenting arms or raising the right arm
noun
the act of saluting
a formal military gesture of respect

Derived forms of salute

saluter, noun

Word Origin for salute

C14: from Latin sal奴t膩re to greet, from sal奴s wellbeing
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