- Inflections of 'salute' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
- v 3rd person singular
- v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
- v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
- v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
sa•lute /səˈlut/USA pronunciation
n., v., -lut•ed, -lut•ing. n. [countable]
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- a gesture of respect, given to a person of higher military rank:a snappy salute.
- a sign of respect performed by a military or naval force to honor someone or some occasion:a twenty-one-gun salute.
- any instance of formal greeting, welcome, or respect:a salute to the Big Bands of the 1940's.
- Militaryto give a salute to (someone or something): [no object]The soldiers saluted smartly.[~ + object]The corporal saluted the major.
- to express respect or praise for:[~ + object]We salute the dead of our past wars.
(sə lo̅o̅t′),USA pronunciation v. -lut•ed, -lut•ing, n. v.t.
- Militaryto pay respect to or honor by some formal act, as by raising the right hand to the side of the headgear, presenting arms, firing cannon, dipping colors, etc.
- to address with expressions of goodwill, respect, etc.;
- to make a bow or other gesture to, as in greeting, farewell, or respect.
- to express respect or praise for;
- Militaryto give a salute.
- to perform a salutation.
- the special act of respect paid in saluting.
- the position of the hand or rifle in saluting:at the salute.
- an act of saluting;
- Currencya gold coin, bearing the image of the Virgin Mary receiving Gabriel's salutation, issued by Charles VI of France and by Henry V and Henry VI of England.
- Old French salut (derivative of saluer), partly derivative of the verb, verbal
- Latin, as above; (noun, nominal) Middle English, partly
- French saluer
- Latin salūtāre to greet (literally, to hail), derivative of salūt- (stem of salūs) health; replacing salue
- (verb, verbal) Middle English saluten 1350–1400
(sä lo̅o̅′te),USA pronunciation interj. [Italian.]
- 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged applaud, cheer, praise.
- Foreign Terms(used after a person has sneezed or as a toast.)
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
salute /səˈluːt/ vb
- (transitive) to address or welcome with friendly words or gestures of respect, such as bowing or lifting the hat; greet
- (transitive) to acknowledge with praise or honour: we salute your gallantry
- to pay or receive formal respect, as by presenting arms or raising the right arm
Etymology: 14th Century: from Latin salūtāre to greet, from salūs wellbeingsaˈluter n
- the act of saluting
- a formal military gesture of respect
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