Adjective "saluted" definition and examples

(Saluted may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/səˈl(j)uːt/

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Definitions and examples

noun

A gesture of respect or polite recognition, especially one made to or by a person when arriving or departing.
  1. 'Just before she vanished from my sight, she turned, and waved her great crystal sword at me in salute.'
  2. 'When the jet reached Manchester Airport, the aircraft's wings were tipped in salute to its new home before circling and touching down.'
  3. '‘To absent friends,’ said Karen, in salute to their recently departed comrades.'
  4. 'he acknowledged the salute of the policeman on duty'
  5. 'The salute at the parade was taken by the Naval Base Commander, Commodore Steve Graham.'
  6. 'At its most formal and elaborate, a salute can be accompanied by appropriate military music and can include the discharge of a prescribed number of guns as a formal or ceremonial sign of respect.'
  7. 'Commanding Officer of HMAS Rankin, LCDR Steve Hussey, salutes as the Last Post is sounded during the Freedom of Entry to Cobar.'
  8. 'He raised his hands above his head in a victory salute.'
  9. 'John Lucaks isn't happy with the recent tradition of American presidents returning salutes from uniformed military personnel.'
  10. 'He saluted the lieutenant who returned the salute and walked briskly off.'
  11. 'Upon his arrival in Finland, Svinhufvud met him at the dock with a military salute, dressed in the uniform of a sergeant-major.'
  12. 'He crossed the finishing line beaming broadly and with arms raised aloft in a victory salute.'
  13. 'The General returned the salute of his driver in his open compartment and crouched as he hopped up into the little door to the rear compartment.'
  14. 'A pair of Japanese soldiers stand at attention on either side of the canvas, their arms raised in a military salute.'
  15. 'a twenty-one-gun salute'
  16. 'A large media presence and a gun salute only enhanced the occasion.'
  17. 'She received a 21-gun salute during the welcoming ceremony at Merdeka Palace.'
  18. 'In order to execute the salute, raise your right arm level with your shoulder, the cutting edge of the blade always to the right.'

verb

Make a formal salute to.
  1. no object 'he clicked his heels and saluted'
  2. 'Keller looked back at the ceremonial bandstand to see Admiral Warren saluting the flyby.'
  3. 'Both Becca and Kade saluted as soon as they caught sight of the Admiral, snapping to attention almost in unison.'
  4. 'he saluted her with a smile'
  5. 'The monarch, who will bear the title Mary I of Ireland, graciously saluted subjects who gathered to hail their new queen outside Dublin Castle.'
  6. 'She waved cheerfully and Kyle saluted her right back.'
  7. 'we salute a truly great photographer'
  8. 'Let's all salute an achievement of truly monumental proportions.'
  9. 'Other workers have saluted and respected their determination and defiance, and blame Labour for the intransigence of the employers.'
  10. 'he was saluted king when he entered into Jerusalem'
  11. 'And they clothed Him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about His head, And began to salute Him, Hail, King of the Jews!'

More definitions

1. Military. to pay respect to or honor by some formal act, as by raising the right hand to the side of the headgear, presenting arms, firing cannon, dipping colors, etc.

2. to address with expressions of goodwill, respect, etc.; greet.

3. to make a bow or other gesture to, as in greeting, farewell, or respect.

4. to express respect or praise for; honor; commend. verb (used without object), saluted, saluting.

5. Military. to give a salute.

More examples(as adjective)

"sloppilies can be saluted."

"seconds can be saluted."

"polices can be saluted."

"officers can be saluted."

Origin

(salute)Late Middle English: from Latin salutare ‘greet, pay one's respects to’, from salus, salut- ‘health, welfare, greeting’; the noun partly from Old French salut.

Phrase

salute the judge
take the salute