1 military gesture
ADJ. military, naval | smart | mock
VERB + SALUTE give (sb) The sentry gave a smart salute and waved us on. | acknowledge, return | take The Queen took the salute as the guardsmen marched past.
2 action of respect or welcome
ADJ. final, last | 21-gun, etc. | special | triumphant, victory
PREP. in ~ The guests raised their glasses in salute. | ~ from The retiring editor received a special salute from the local newspaper. | ~ to His first words were a salute to the people of South Africa.
ADV. smartly The captain stood to attention and saluted smartly.
PREP. with He saluted Pippa with a graceful bend of his head.