Learn English Grammar From A–Z
1(gesture)saludo masculinevenia feminine River Plate
- I lifted my glass in salute to all my American friends, enjoying the big Thanksgiving meal, and thought with only a tinge of envy of the delights of roast turkey with all the trimmings.
- In a final mark of respect, a rescue helicopter circled low over the bay, dropped a wreath into the sea, and dipped its nose in salute to those on the headland.
- When the jet reached Manchester Airport, the aircraft's wings were tipped in salute to its new home before circling and touching down.
- ‘To absent friends,’ said Karen, in salute to their recently departed comrades.
- Just before she vanished from my sight, she turned, and waved her great crystal sword at me in salute.
2(firing of guns)salva femininea 21-gun salute — una salva de 21 cañonazos
- Excitement still pervaded the air, which hummed with voices and the crackle and pop of logs in the fire like a twenty-one gun salute.
- She received a 21-gun salute during the welcoming ceremony at Merdeka Palace.
- Hu, who released a short statement outlining the goals of his visit, was given a 21-gun salute as part of an official welcoming ceremony, she said.
- As the procession moved up river, Tower Bridge raised its bascules in tribute while gun salutes came from the Tower of London and HMS Belfast.
- A large media presence and a gun salute only enhanced the occasion.
3(tribute)homenaje masculinereconocimiento masculine
1Military(officer) saludarto salute the flag — saludar la bandera
- I'm reminded of the famous essay by the semiotician Roland Barthes, who analysed an image of a black soldier saluting the French flag.
- I remember when the bonded labourers decided to salute the national flag for the first time, on Independence Day in 1983.
- True patriotism is more than saluting the flag and obeying the current administration.
- Keller looked back at the ceremonial bandstand to see Admiral Warren saluting the flyby.
- Both Becca and Kade saluted as soon as they caught sight of the Admiral, snapping to attention almost in unison.
2formal(acknowledge, pay tribute)(courage/achievement) rendir homenaje aI can only salute your singlemindedness — no puedo sino aplaudir su determinación
- When two boxers trade punches for 12 rounds, we salute the champion and respect the loser.
- Let's all salute an achievement of truly monumental proportions.
- To my colleagues who aspired for this position, I salute you and respect you for the good fight we had.
- Other workers have saluted and respected their determination and defiance, and blame Labour for the intransigence of the employers.
- Those people who can freely put their inner most thoughts, feelings and emotions on the web I salute and send you my admiration.
- As we walked, I saw many men greeting or saluting us by kissing her forefinger and bringing it to their forehead.
- She waved cheerfully and Kyle saluted her right back.
- Players saluted supporters and the fans hailed their heroes who, at the third attempt in seven roller-coaster seasons, had managed to avoid instant relegation.
- The monarch, who will bear the title Mary I of Ireland, graciously saluted subjects who gathered to hail their new queen outside Dublin Castle.
- Masurao left the room, saluting Taro with a jaunty wave.
1hacer el saludohacer la venia River Plateto salute to sb — hacerle el saludo a algn
— hacerle la venia a algn