Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: salutare, from salus 'health, safety, greeting'


1 verb
1 [intransitive and transitive]PM to move your right hand to your head, especially in order to show respect to an officer in the army, navy etc:
The two soldiers saluted Lieutenant Cecil.
The men jumped to their feet and saluted.
2 [transitive] formal to praise someone for the things they have achieved, especially publicly
salute somebody as something
James Joyce was saluted as the greatest writer of the 20th century.
3 [transitive] old-fashioned to greet someone in a polite way, especially by moving your hand or body

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