UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/səˈluːt/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/səˈlut/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(sə lo̅o̅t; interj. sä lo̅o̅te)

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]
  1. Military
    • 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.
  2. any instance of formal greeting, welcome, or respect:a salute to the Big Bands of the 1940's.

  1. Militaryto give a salute to (someone or something): [no object]The soldiers saluted smartly.[+ object]The corporal saluted the major.
  2. to express respect or praise for:[+ object]We salute the dead of our past wars.
See -salv-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
sa•lute  (sə lo̅o̅t),USA pronunciation v.  -lut•ed, -lut•ing, n. 
  1. 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.
  2. to address with expressions of goodwill, respect, etc.;
  3. to make a bow or other gesture to, as in greeting, farewell, or respect.
  4. to express respect or praise for;

  1. Militaryto give a salute.
  2. to perform a salutation.

  1. Military
    • the special act of respect paid in saluting.
    • the position of the hand or rifle in saluting:at the salute.
  2. an act of saluting;
  3. 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.
sa•luter. n. 
  • 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
    • 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged applaud, cheer, praise.

sa•lu•te  (sä lo̅o̅te),USA pronunciation interj. [Italian.]
  1. Foreign Terms(used after a person has sneezed or as a toast.)
  • literally, health

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
salute /səˈluːt/ vb
  1. (transitive) to address or welcome with friendly words or gestures of respect, such as bowing or lifting the hat; greet
  2. (transitive) to acknowledge with praise or honour: we salute your gallantry
  3. to pay or receive formal respect, as by presenting arms or raising the right arm
  1. the act of saluting
  2. a formal military gesture of respect
Etymology: 14th Century: from Latin salūtāre to greet, from salūs wellbeing

saˈluter n
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