salute
I. verb (saluted; saluting) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin salutare, from salut-, salus health, safety, greeting, from salvus safe, healthy — more at safe Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to address with expressions of kind wishes, courtesy, or honor b. to give a sign of respect, courtesy, or goodwill to ; greet 2. to become apparent to (one of the senses) 3. a. to honor (as a person, nation, or event) by a conventional military or naval ceremony b. to show respect and recognition to (a military superior) by assuming a prescribed position c. to express commendation of ; praise intransitive verb to make a salute • saluter noun II. noun Date: 14th century 1. greeting, salutation 2. a. a sign, token, or ceremony expressing goodwill, compliment, or respect <
the festival was a salute to the arts
>
b. the position (as of the hand) or the entire attitude of a person saluting a superior 3. firecracker

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  • salute — [lat. salus ūtis salvezza, incolumità, integrità, salute , affine a salvus salvo ]. ■ s.f. 1. (lett.) [l essere salvo, inteso per lo più come stato di benessere individuale o collettivo: s. pubblica, patria ; la s. dell anima ; la s. eterna ]… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • Salute — Données clés Titre original Salute Réalisation David Butler John Ford Scénario James Kevin McGuinness d après une histoire de Tristram Tupper Acteurs principaux George O Brien Helen Chandler …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Salute — Sa*lute , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Saluted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Saluting}.] [L. salutare, salutatum, from salus, utis, health, safety. See {Salubrious}.] 1. To address, as with expressions of kind wishes and courtesy; to greet; to hail. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • salute — [sə lo͞ot′] vt. saluted, saluting [ME saluten < L salutare, to salute, wish health to < salus (gen. salutis), health, greeting < salvus, SAFE] 1. to greet or welcome with friendly words or ceremonial gesture, such as bowing, tipping the… …   English World dictionary

  • Salute — Sa*lute , n. [Cf. F. salut. See {Salute}, v.] 1. The act of saluting, or expressing kind wishes or respect; salutation; greeting. [1913 Webster] 2. A sign, token, or ceremony, expressing good will, compliment, or respect, as a kiss, a bow, etc.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • salute — (del lat. «salus, ūtis», salutación) m. *Moneda de oro que se acuñó en Francia en tiempo de Carlos VI, con la salutación angélica en la leyenda. * * * salute. (Del lat. salus, ūtis, salutación). m. Moneda de oro que se acuñó en Francia en tiempo… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • salute — vb *address, greet, hail, accost salute n *greeting, salutation …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • salute — [v] greet; honor accost, acknowledge, address, bow, call to, congratulate, hail, pay homage, pay respects, pay tribute, present arms, receive, recognize, snap to attention*, speak, take hat off to*, welcome; concepts 38,69,320 salute / salutation …   New thesaurus

  • salute — ► NOUN 1) a gesture of respect and recognition. 2) a raising of a hand to the head, made as a formal gesture of respect by a member of a military or similar force. 3) the discharge of a gun or guns as a formal or ceremonial sign of respect or… …   English terms dictionary

  • salute — index honor, recognize (acknowledge), salvo Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • salute — (v.) late 14c., earlier salue (c.1300), from L. salutare to greet, lit. wish health to, from salus (gen. salutis) greeting, good health, related to salvus safe (see SAFE (Cf. safe)). The noun is attested from c.1400 as an utterance, gesture, or… …   Etymology dictionary

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