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SALUTE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does salute mean? 

SALUTE (noun)
  The noun SALUTE has 3 senses:

1. an act of honor or courteous recognition
2. a formal military gesture of respect
3. an act of greeting with friendly words and gestures like bowing or lifting the hat

  Familiarity information: SALUTE used as a noun is uncommon.


SALUTE (verb)
  The verb SALUTE has 6 senses:

1. propose a toast to
2. greet in a friendly way
3. express commendation of
4. become noticeable
5. honor with a military ceremony, as when honoring dead soldiers
6. recognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation; assume a prescribed position

  Familiarity information: SALUTE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


SALUTE (noun)


Sense 1salute [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An act of honor or courteous recognition

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

salutation; salute

Context example:

a musical salute to the composer on his birthday

Hypernyms ("salute" is a kind of...):

credit; recognition (approval)


Sense 2salute [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A formal military gesture of respect

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

military greeting; salute

Hypernyms ("salute" is a kind of...):

greeting; salutation ((usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting))

Domain category:

armed forces; armed services; military; military machine; war machine (the military forces of a nation)


Sense 3salute [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An act of greeting with friendly words and gestures like bowing or lifting the hat

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("salute" is a kind of...):

greeting; salutation ((usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting))


SALUTE (verb)


Sense 1salute [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Propose a toast to

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

salute; toast; wassail; drink; pledge

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "salute" is one way to...):

honor; honour; reward (bestow honor or rewards upon)

"Salute" entails doing...:

booze; drink; fuddle (consume alcohol)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "salute"):

give (propose)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2salute [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Greet in a friendly way

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

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

Hypernyms (to "salute" is one way to...):

greet; recognise; recognize (express greetings upon meeting someone)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "salute"):

salaam (greet with a salaam)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3salute [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Express commendation of

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

I salute your courage!

Hypernyms (to "salute" is one way to...):

praise (express approval of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 4salute [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become noticeable

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Context example:

a terrible stench saluted our nostrils

Hypernyms (to "salute" is one way to...):

smell (smell bad)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 5salute [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Honor with a military ceremony, as when honoring dead soldiers

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "salute" is one way to...):

greet; recognise; recognize (express greetings upon meeting someone)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 6salute [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Recognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation; assume a prescribed position

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

salute; present

Context example:

When the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute

Hypernyms (to "salute" is one way to...):

greet; recognise; recognize (express greetings upon meeting someone)

"Salute" entails doing...:

gesticulate; gesture; motion (show, express or direct through movement)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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