the act of saluting.
something uttered, written, or done by way of saluting.
a word or phrase serving as the prefatory greeting in a letter or speech, as Dear Sir in a letter or Ladies and Gentlemen in a speech.
an act, phrase, gesture, etc, that serves as a greeting
a form of words used as an opening to a speech or letter, such as Dear Sir or Ladies and Gentlemen
the act of saluting
“Eastern modes of salutation are not unfrequently so prolonged as to become wearisome and a positive waste of time. The profusely polite Arab asks so many questions after your health, your happiness, your welfare, your house, and other things, that a person ignorant of the habits of the country would imagine there must be some secret ailment or mysterious sorrow oppressing you, which you wished to conceal, so as to spare the feelings of a dear, sympathizing friend, but which he, in the depth of his anxiety, would desire to hear of. I have often listened to these prolonged salutations in the house, the street, and the highway, and not unfrequently I have experienced their tedious monotony, and I have bitterly lamented useless waste of time” (Porter, Through Samaria, etc.). The work on which the disciples were sent forth was one of urgency, which left no time for empty compliments and prolonged greetings (Luke 10:4).
[suh-loo-tuh-tawr-ee-uh n, -tohr-] /səˌlu təˈtɔr i ən, -ˈtoʊr-/ noun 1. (in some U.S. schools and colleges) the student ranking second highest in the graduating class, who delivers the salutatory at commencement.
[suh-loo-tuh-tawr-ee-uh m, -tohr-] /səˌlu təˈtɔr i əm, -ˈtoʊr-/ noun, plural salutatoria [suh-loo-tuh-tawr-ee-uh, -tohr-] /səˌlu təˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr-/ (Show IPA) 1. a porch or room in a monastery or church serving as a meeting or almsgiving place for monks or priests and the laity.
adjective 1. pertaining to or of the nature of a salutation. noun, plural salutatories. 2. a welcoming address, especially one given at the beginning of commencement exercises in some U.S. high schools and colleges by the salutatorian. adjective 1. of, relating to, or resembling a salutation
verb (used with object), saluted, saluting. 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 […]