Definition for Salute

salute, n. [Fr. < L. 'to salute, health, safety, salvation'.]

  1. Greeting; salutation; standard wish for health; gesture of respect, such as lifting one's hand to the heart; utterance by which a person acknowledges the presence of another.
  2. Formal military greeting; conventional display of weaponry.

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