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Before you, I engage myself to serve my country with the devotion and the exemplary that this post demands. I understand responsibilities of the job and, as such, I give a republican salute to Nicolas Sarkozy who has led France for 5 years and who deserves all of our respect.
Francois Hollande

Meaning of "salute" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SALUTE

From Latin salūtāre to greet, from salūs wellbeing.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SALUTE

salute  [səˈluːt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SALUTE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Salute is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb salute in English.

WHAT DOES SALUTE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

salute

Salute

A salute is a gesture or other action used to display respect. Salutes are primarily associated with armed forces, but other organisations and civil people also use salutes. Lieutenant, Junior Grade Shaina Hayden of the United States Navy, performs a military hand salute in November 2008. Pakistan army soldiers with the Pakistan 67th Medical Battalion salute during a transfer of authority ceremony with U.S. Army soldiers of the 212th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in Muzaffarabad, Pakistan. Scouting leader and a new Scout exchange salutes, March 2010, Mexico City, Mexico.

Definition of salute in the English dictionary

The first definition of salute in the dictionary is to address or welcome with friendly words or gestures of respect, such as bowing or lifting the hat; greet. Other definition of salute is to acknowledge with praise or honour. Salute is also to pay or receive formal respect, as by presenting arms or raising the right arm.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SALUTE

PRESENT

Present
I salute
you salute
he/she/it salutes
we salute
you salute
they salute
Present continuous
I am saluting
you are saluting
he/she/it is saluting
we are saluting
you are saluting
they are saluting
Present perfect
I have saluted
you have saluted
he/she/it has saluted
we have saluted
you have saluted
they have saluted
Present perfect continuous
I have been saluting
you have been saluting
he/she/it has been saluting
we have been saluting
you have been saluting
they have been saluting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I saluted
you saluted
he/she/it saluted
we saluted
you saluted
they saluted
Past continuous
I was saluting
you were saluting
he/she/it was saluting
we were saluting
you were saluting
they were saluting
Past perfect
I had saluted
you had saluted
he/she/it had saluted
we had saluted
you had saluted
they had saluted
Past perfect continuous
I had been saluting
you had been saluting
he/she/it had been saluting
we had been saluting
you had been saluting
they had been saluting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will salute
you will salute
he/she/it will salute
we will salute
you will salute
they will salute
Future continuous
I will be saluting
you will be saluting
he/she/it will be saluting
we will be saluting
you will be saluting
they will be saluting
Future perfect
I will have saluted
you will have saluted
he/she/it will have saluted
we will have saluted
you will have saluted
they will have saluted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been saluting
you will have been saluting
he/she/it will have been saluting
we will have been saluting
you will have been saluting
they will have been saluting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would salute
you would salute
he/she/it would salute
we would salute
you would salute
they would salute
Conditional continuous
I would be saluting
you would be saluting
he/she/it would be saluting
we would be saluting
you would be saluting
they would be saluting
Conditional perfect
I would have salute
you would have salute
he/she/it would have salute
we would have salute
you would have salute
they would have salute
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been saluting
you would have been saluting
he/she/it would have been saluting
we would have been saluting
you would have been saluting
they would have been saluting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you salute
we let´s salute
you salute
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to salute
Past participle
saluted
Present Participle
saluting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SALUTE


absolute
ˈæbsəˌluːt
Aleut
æˈluːt
archlute
ɑːtʃˈluːt
dilute
daɪˈluːt
elute
iːˈluːt
flute
fluːt
galloot
ɡəˈluːt
galoot
ɡəˈluːt
galuth
ɡɑːˈluːt
Hakluyt
ˈhækluːt
involute
ˈɪnvəˌluːt
irresolute
ɪˈrɛzəˌluːt
loot
luːt
lute
luːt
pollute
pəˈluːt
resalute
ˌriːsəˈluːt
resolute
ˈrɛzəˌluːt
sloot
sluːt
sluit
sluːt
supervolute
ˌsuːpərvəˈluːt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SALUTE

salubrious
salubriously
salubriousness
salubrity
salue
Saluki
saluretic
salutarily
salutariness
salutary
salutation
salutational
salutatorian
salutatorily
salutatory
saluter
salutiferous
salva veritate
salvability
salvable

WORDS THAT END LIKE SALUTE

ablative absolute
Australian salute
ballute
Barcoo salute
bass flute
champagne flute
consolute
convolute
decree absolute
English flute
evolute
fipple flute
glute
nose flute
obvolute
revolute
solute
transverse flute
volute
waldflute

Synonyms and antonyms of salute in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SALUTE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «salute» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of salute

Translation of «salute» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SALUTE

Find out the translation of salute to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of salute from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «salute» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

敬礼
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

saludar
570 millions of speakers

English

salute
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सलामी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يُحَيّي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

приветствовать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

saudar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অভিবাদন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

saluer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Salut
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

grüßen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

挨拶する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

인사하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngormati
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chào
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மரியாதை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सलाम करा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

selam
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

salutare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pozdrowić
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вітати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a saluta
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χαιρετίζω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

saluut
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hälsa
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hilse (på)
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of salute

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SALUTE»

The term «salute» is very widely used and occupies the 8.024 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SALUTE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «salute» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «salute» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about salute

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10 QUOTES WITH «SALUTE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word salute.
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Antony Beevor
I joined the Army in 1965 and served with the 11th Hussars, which I loved. The regiment was so relaxed - a salute was more like a friendly wave.
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Neneh Cherry
I try not to be superstitious, but, you know, we never put any shoes on the table. That's totally against the law in our house. And I always salute when I see one magpie.
3
Hillary Clinton
No matter what you think about the Iraq war, there is one thing we can all agree on for the next days - we have to salute the courage and bravery of those who are risking their lives to vote and those brave Iraqi and American soldiers fighting to protect their right to vote.
4
Nick Clooney
A salute from this corner to President Bush for saying he was willing to investigate raising or eliminating the cap on salaries subject to the Social Security tax.
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Umberto Eco
Sometimes you say things with a smile with the precise intention of making it clear that you are not being serious, and are only kidding. If I salute a friend with a smile and say, 'How are you, you old scoundrel!' clearly I don't really mean he's a scoundrel.
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Dennis Franz
Everyone needs to be proactive and know the various warning signs of cancer. Early detection and research to make detection easier at earlier stages, along with the treatments needs, is still a must. I salute all those winning the battle.
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Richard Griffiths
Some actors don't mind it. Those who are pretty. They think it's nice to be looked at because they are nice to look at. I appreciate that. I'm very happy to salute that aspiration. But I don't like the way I look so I don't like being photographed. I become defensive.
8
Ismail Haniyeh
I salute all the nations of the Arab Spring and I salute the heroic people of Syria who are striving for freedom, democracy and reform.
9
Francois Hollande
Before you, I engage myself to serve my country with the devotion and the exemplary that this post demands. I understand responsibilities of the job and, as such, I give a republican salute to Nicolas Sarkozy who has led France for 5 years and who deserves all of our respect.
10
D. H. Lawrence
There is only one thing that a man really wants to do, all his life; and that is, to find his way to his God, his Morning Star, salute his fellow man, and enjoy the woman who has come the long way with him.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SALUTE»

Discover the use of salute in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to salute and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Final Salute: A Story of Unfinished Lives
In Final Salute, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jim Sheeler weaves together the stories of the fallen, the broken homes they have left behind, and one man's effort to help heal the wounds of those left grieving.
Jim Sheeler, 2008
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Salute to Adventurers
Faced with adversity, danger and social scorn, Garvald nevertheless stands firm in his commitment to bringing fairness and order to the burgeoning colony. Will he achieve this aim and live to tell the tale?
John Buchan, 2012
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The First Salute: A View of the American Revolution
. . . A persuasive book, which brings us entertaining pictures, scenes and characters.”—Chicago Tribune “[A] tightly woven narrative, ingeniously structured.”—The Christian Science Monitor From the Trade Paperback edition.
Barbara W. Tuchman, 2011
4
French Culinary Institute's Salute to Healthy Cooking
Presents a collection of simplified classic French recipes
Alain Sailhac, Jacques Pépin, Andre Soltner, 2001
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Salute
When his horse wins a race, Peter uses his winnings to buy another horse, Salute, a grandson of the great Man o' War.
Clarence William Anderson, 1940
6
To the Last Salute: Memories of an Austrian U-Boat Commander
The Sound of Music endeared Georg von Trapp (1880?1947) and his singing family to the world, and it also showed how desperately the Nazis wanted Captain von Trapp for their navy. In To the Last Salute we learn why.
Georg von Trapp, 2009
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The Thirteen Gun Salute (Vol. Book 13) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)
"In length the series is unique; in quality—and there is not a weak link in the chain—it cannot but be ranked with the best of twentieth century historical novels."—T.
Patrick O'Brian, 2011
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Salute: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Proceeds from this book are used to expand the content and coverage of Websters Online Dictionary (www.websters-online-dictionary.org).
‎2008
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The Hitler Salute: On the Meaning of a Gesture
Made compulsory in 1933, the Hitler salute developed into a daily reflex in a matter of mere months, and quickly became the norm in schools, at work, among friends, and even at home.
Tilman Allert, 2009
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Salute, Walt Whitman
Photographs by Duane Michals, opposite Whitman's writings.
Duane Michals, Walt Whitman, 1996

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SALUTE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term salute is used in the context of the following news items.
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UK newspaper publishes footage of Queen giving Nazi salute as child
London (CNN) The Sun newspaper has sparked a furor in Britain by releasing decades-old footage of Queen Elizabeth II -- then a young girl -- giving a Nazi ... «CNN, Jul 15»
2
Prince Andrew gives Vulcan salute to Patrick Stewart at university …
Prince Andrew gave the Vulcan salute, with the fingers of his right hand in the ... The Duke of York makes a Vulcan salute sign to Sir Patrick Stewart during a ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
Polish Minister Does Nazi Salute In EU Parliament, Poland Apologizes
Janusz Korwin-Mikke, a Polish lawmaker, referenced Nazi slogan and made a Nazi salute in European Parliament Wednesday. In this photo, dated Jan. «International Business Times, Jul 15»
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The 'Salute Your Shorts' reunion was like camp never ended
It is often said that the memories you make at summer camp will last a lifetime — even one that only required a remote control to get to. The cast of Salute Your ... «Mashable, Jun 15»
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Royal Navy to fire gun salute for Queen's coronation
The Royal Navy will fire a 21-gun salute tomorrow to mark the 62nd anniversary of ... The saluting gun at Fort Blockhouse in Gosport will be fired at 12pm by four ... «Portsmouth News, Jun 15»
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21-gun salute in York to mark the Queen's 89th birthday
The 21-gun salute will be preceded by a musical procession by the Band of the Royal Armoured Corps, who will march from Duncombe Place, near York Minster ... «ITV News, Apr 15»
7
Stars gather to give Stevie Wonder a musical salute
Hosted by LL Cool J and produced by longtime Grammy broadcast guru Ken Ehrlich, the show follows last year's salute to the Beatles in what appears to be a ... «Detroit Free Press, Feb 15»
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Stevie Wonder Salute at L.A.'s Nokia Gets the Grammy Treatment
But on Tuesday night at L.A. Live's Nokia Theatre, where “Songs in the Key of Life” was being taped for a Feb. 16 airing on CBS as “An All-Star Grammy Salute,” ... «Variety, Feb 15»
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'Hunger Games' inspires Thai protesters; three-finger salute banned …
Activist Nachacha Kongudom, 21, raises a three-fingered salute outside a cinema where “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1” is showing in Bangkok. «Washington Times, Nov 14»
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Five Thai students held for 'Hunger Games' salute at PM
Five Thai students who flashed a salute inspired by Hollywood film series The Hunger Games at Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha have been detained. «BBC News, Nov 14»

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