salute noun

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.