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Meaning of “salute” in the English Dictionary

"salute" in British English

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saluteverb

uk   us   /səˈluːt/
  • salute verb (SHOW RESPECT)

[I or T] (​especially of ​people in the ​armedforces) to make a ​formalsign of ​respect to someone, ​especially by ​raising the ​righthand to the ​side of the ​head: Whenever you ​see an ​officer, you must salute. The ​soldiers saluted the ​colonel.

salutenoun [C]

uk   us   /səˈluːt/
  • salute noun [C] (SHOW OF RESPECT)

a ​sign of ​respect made to someone by ​raising the ​righthand to the ​side of the ​head: The ​soldier gave a salute and the ​officer returned it. an ​action, such as firing a ​gun, done to show ​respect to someone: Full ​militaryhonours and a 21-gun salute (= 21 ​gunsfired at the same ​time)marked his ​funeral.
(Definition of salute from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"salute" in American English

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saluteverb

 us   /səˈlut/
  • salute verb (RECOGNIZE)

[I/T] to ​recognize or show ​respect for a ​member of the ​armedforces of ​higherrank than yourself, usually by ​raising the ​righthand to the ​side of the ​head: [I] When you ​see an ​officer, you must salute.
  • salute verb (HONOR)

[T] to ​honor or ​expressadmirationpublicly: We salute the ​importantwork done by the ​association.

salutenoun [C]

 us   /səˈlut/
  • salute noun [C] (SIGN OF RESPECT)

a ​formalsign of ​respect for a ​member of the ​armedforces of ​higherrank than yourself: Uniformed ​soldiers gave him a salute. A salute is also the ​firing of ​guns by a ​militaryorganization to show ​respect for someone: a 21-gun salute
  • salute noun [C] (HONOR)

an ​occasion when a ​person or an ​achievement is ​honoredpublicly: The Film Institute ​held a salute to Jack Nicholson.
(Definition of salute from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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