salute

salute (v.) late 14c., earlier salue (c.1300), from L. salutare "to greet," lit. "wish health to," from salus (gen. salutis) "greeting, good health," related to salvus "safe" (see SAFE (Cf. safe)). The noun is attested from c.1400 as an utterance, gesture, or action of any kind. The military and nautical sense of "display flags, fire cannons, etc., as a mark of respect" is recorded from 1580s (the noun in this sense is from 1690s); sense of raising the hand to the cap in the presence of a superior officer is from 1832 (n.), 1844 (v.).

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  • salute — [lat. salus ūtis salvezza, incolumità, integrità, salute , affine a salvus salvo ]. ■ s.f. 1. (lett.) [l essere salvo, inteso per lo più come stato di benessere individuale o collettivo: s. pubblica, patria ; la s. dell anima ; la s. eterna ]… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • Salute — Données clés Titre original Salute Réalisation David Butler John Ford Scénario James Kevin McGuinness d après une histoire de Tristram Tupper Acteurs principaux George O Brien Helen Chandler …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Salute — Sa*lute , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Saluted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Saluting}.] [L. salutare, salutatum, from salus, utis, health, safety. See {Salubrious}.] 1. To address, as with expressions of kind wishes and courtesy; to greet; to hail. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • salute — [sə lo͞ot′] vt. saluted, saluting [ME saluten < L salutare, to salute, wish health to < salus (gen. salutis), health, greeting < salvus, SAFE] 1. to greet or welcome with friendly words or ceremonial gesture, such as bowing, tipping the… …   English World dictionary

  • Salute — Sa*lute , n. [Cf. F. salut. See {Salute}, v.] 1. The act of saluting, or expressing kind wishes or respect; salutation; greeting. [1913 Webster] 2. A sign, token, or ceremony, expressing good will, compliment, or respect, as a kiss, a bow, etc.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • salute — (del lat. «salus, ūtis», salutación) m. *Moneda de oro que se acuñó en Francia en tiempo de Carlos VI, con la salutación angélica en la leyenda. * * * salute. (Del lat. salus, ūtis, salutación). m. Moneda de oro que se acuñó en Francia en tiempo… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • salute — vb *address, greet, hail, accost salute n *greeting, salutation …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • salute — [v] greet; honor accost, acknowledge, address, bow, call to, congratulate, hail, pay homage, pay respects, pay tribute, present arms, receive, recognize, snap to attention*, speak, take hat off to*, welcome; concepts 38,69,320 salute / salutation …   New thesaurus

  • salute — ► NOUN 1) a gesture of respect and recognition. 2) a raising of a hand to the head, made as a formal gesture of respect by a member of a military or similar force. 3) the discharge of a gun or guns as a formal or ceremonial sign of respect or… …   English terms dictionary

  • salute — index honor, recognize (acknowledge), salvo Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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