Fr. < L. 'to salute, health, safety, salvation'.
- Greeting; salutation; standard wish for health; gesture of respect, such as lifting one's hand to the heart; utterance by which a person acknowledges the presence of another.
- Formal military greeting; conventional display of weaponry.
salute [-s, saluting] v
L. salūtāre, health.
- Greet; address by name; express words of good wishes, respect, or homage.