1. [ verb ] greet in a friendly way

"I meet this men every day on my way to work and he salutes me"

Related terms: greet salaam greeter
2. [ verb ] express commendation of

"I salute your courage!"

Related terms: praise
3. [ verb ] propose a toast to
Synonyms: drink toast wassail pledge

"Let us toast the birthday girl!" "Let's drink to the New Year"

Related terms: honor give pledge drink
4. [ verb ] become noticeable

"a terrible stench saluted our nostrils"

Related terms: smell
5. [ noun ] (military) a formal military gesture of respect
Synonyms: military_greeting
Related terms: greeting military
6. [ verb ] (military) recognize with a gesture prescribed by a miltary regulation; assume a prescribed position
Synonyms: present

"When the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute"

Related terms: greet gesticulate
7. [ verb ] (military) honor with a military ceremony, as when honoring dead soldiers
Related terms: greet
8. [ noun ] an act of honor or courteous recognition
Synonyms: salutation

: "a musical salute to the composer on his birthday"

Related terms: recognition toast
9. [ noun ] an act of greeting with friendly words and gestures like bowing or lifting the hat
Related terms: greeting
Similar spelling:   Salyut