salute n

Fr. < L. 'to salute, health, safety, salvation'.

  1. 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.
  2. Formal military greeting; conventional display of weaponry.

salute [-s, saluting] v

L. salūtāre, health.

  1. Greet; address by name; express words of good wishes, respect, or homage.