Definition of salute :
1. A sign, token, or ceremony, expressing good will, compliment, or respect, as a kiss, a bow, etc.
2. A token of respect or honor for some distinguished or official personage, for a foreign vessel or flag, or for some festival or event, as by presenting arms, by a discharge of cannon, volleys of small arms, dipping the colors or the topsails, etc.
3. Hence, to give a sign of good will; to compliment by an act or ceremony, as a kiss, a bow, etc.
4. The act of saluting, or expressing kind wishes or respect; salutation; greeting.
5. To address, as with expressions of kind wishes and courtesy; to greet; to hail.
6. To honor, as some day, person, or nation, by a discharge of cannon or small arms, by dipping colors, by cheers, etc.
7. To promote the welfare and safety of; to benefit; to gratify.
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celebrate (part of speech: verb)
cheer, commemorate, observe, frolic, fete, hail, carouse, honor, inaugurate, proclaim, venerate, jubilate, exult, praise, laud, glorify, solemnize, enjoy, make merry, party, rejoice, revel, trumpet, memorialize, acclaim, hallow, celebrate
greet (part of speech: verb)
celebration (part of speech: noun)
feast, merry-making, inauguration, acclamation, elation, jubilation, commemoration, glorification, exultation, joy, ovation, glee, rejoicing, observance, celebration, jubilee, festivity, memorialization, carousal, ritual, revelry, proclamation, spree, holiday, commencement, ceremony, convocation, remembrance
- " Albert," said Monsieur Dalize, showing Monsieur Roger to his son, " why don't you salute our friend Roger?" - "In Search of a Son", William Shepard Walsh.
- Shutting up his glasses, he climbed down the ladder, ignored the labourers and their humble salute, and began to hurry back in the direction of the farm. - "A Hero of Liége", Herbert Strang.
- The old gentleman paused; then he stood erect, head back, at salute, like the gallant old soldier that he was. - "The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale", Frank L. Packard.