doff one's hat to
or doff one's cap to phrasal to show respect to ; salute

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • doff one's cap to — phrasal see doff one s hat to …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hat — n. 1) to doff; don; tip a hat 2) a cardinal s; fur; straw; ten gallon; top hat 3) (misc.) to pass the hat ( to collect money ); to take one s hat off to ( to congratulate smb. ); to talk through one s hat ( to say foolish things ); to throw one s …   Combinatory dictionary

  • doff — [däf, dôf] vt. [ME doffen < don of: see DO1 & OFF1] 1. to take off (clothes, etc.) 2. to remove or lift (one s hat), as in greeting 3. to put aside or discard …   English World dictionary

  • salute — v 1. address, greet, hello, say hello or how do you do; hallo, hail, call to, Archaic. gratulate. 2. nod to, tip or doff one s hat or cap to, wave to, extend one s hand to, shake hands with, give [s.o.] the glad hand, Inf. glad hand, embrace,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • respect — n 1.Usu. in respect particular, point, detail, matter, feature, way. 2. reference, regard, relation, connection, bearing on. 3. esteem, estimation, high regard, high opinion, admiration; veneration, reverence, awe, adoration, worship; honor,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • vail — vail1 /vayl/, v.t. 1. to let sink; lower. 2. Archaic. to take off or doff (one s hat), as in respect or submission. [1300 50; ME valen, aph. var. of AVALEN (now obs.) < MF avaler to move down, v. deriv. of phrase a val down (lit., to the valley)… …   Universalium

  • vail — I [[t]veɪl[/t]] v. t. archaic to take off or doff (one s hat), as in respect • Etymology: 1300–50; ME valen, aph. var. of avalen < MF avaler to move down II vail [[t]veɪl[/t]] Obs. 1) a veil 2) to veil …   From formal English to slang

  • Courtesy — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Courtesy >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 courtesy courtesy Sgm: N 1 respect respect &c. 928 Sgm: N 1 good manners good manners good behavior good breeding Sgm: N 1 manners manners Sgm: N 1 politeness …   English dictionary for students

  • List of gestures — Further information: Gesture People often use gestures during heated or tense arguments, such as at this political demonstration. Gestures are a form of nonverbal communication in which visible bodily actio …   Wikipedia

  • welcome — interj. 1. greetings, salutations, hello, hullo, hi, hey or heigh, how are you, Inf. how ya doin, what s new. n 2. greeting, salutation, salute, salaam, hail; hearty reception, Inf. glad hand, open door, welcome mat. v 3. greet, address, salute,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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