|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!"
|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"
|5.||[ noun ] (military) a formal military gesture of respect|
|Related terms:||greeting military|
|6.||[ verb ] (military) recognize with a gesture prescribed by a miltary regulation; assume a prescribed position|
"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|
|8.||[ noun ] an act of honor or courteous recognition|
: "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|