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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sa·lute /səˈlut/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sa·lute v. t. [imp. & p. p. Saluted; p. pr. & vb. n. Saluting.]
 1. To address, as with expressions of kind wishes and courtesy; to greet; to hail.
    I salute you with this kingly title.   --Shak.
 2. Hence, to give a sign of good will; to compliment by an act or ceremony, as a kiss, a bow, etc.
    You have the prettiest tip of a finger . . . I must take the freedom to salute it.   --Addison.
 3. Mil. & Naval To honor, as some day, person, or nation, by a discharge of cannon or small arms, by dipping colors, by cheers, etc.
 4. To promote the welfare and safety of; to benefit; to gratify. [Obs.] “If this salute my blood a jot.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sa·lute n.
 1. The act of saluting, or expressing kind wishes or respect; salutation; greeting.
 2. A sign, token, or ceremony, expressing good will, compliment, or respect, as a kiss, a bow, etc.
 3. Mil. & Naval 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an act of honor or courteous recognition; "a musical salute
           to the composer on his birthday" [syn: salutation]
      2: a formal military gesture of respect [syn: military
      3: an act of greeting with friendly words and gestures like
         bowing or lifting the hat
      v 1: propose a toast to; "Let us toast the birthday girl!";
           "Let's drink to the New Year" [syn: toast, drink, pledge,
      2: greet in a friendly way; "I meet this men every day on my
         way to work and he salutes me"
      3: express commendation of; "I salute your courage!"
      4: become noticeable; "a terrible stench saluted our nostrils"
      5: honor with a military ceremony, as when honoring dead
      6: recognize with a gesture prescribed by a miltary regulation;
         assume a prescribed position; "When the officers show up,
         the soldiers have to salute" [syn: present]