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Dictionary definition for: Salute

1. (n) an act of honor or courteous recognition; "a musical salute to the composer on his birthday"

2. (v) propose a toast to; "Let us toast the birthday girl!" "Let''s drink to the New Year"

3. (n) a formal military gesture of respect

4. (v) greet in a friendly way; "I meet this men every day on my way to work and he salutes me"

5. (n) an act of greeting with friendly words and gestures like bowing or lifting the hat

6. (v) express commendation of; "I salute your courage!"

7. (v) become noticeable; "a terrible stench saluted our nostrils"

8. (v) honor with a military ceremony, as when honoring dead soldiers

9. (v) recognize with a gesture prescribed by a miltary regulation; assume a prescribed position; "When the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute"

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