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Origin and Meaning of Salute

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Sa*lute"
  1. To address, as with expressions of kind wishes and courtesy; to greet; to hail."I salute you with this kingly title." [Shak.]
  2. Hence, to give a sign of good will; to compliment by an act or ceremony, as a kiss, a bow, etc."You have the prettiest tip of a finger . . . I must take the freedom to salute it." [Addison.]
  3. [Mil. & Naval] To honor, as some day, person, or nation, by a discharge of cannon or small arms, by dipping colors, by cheers, etc.
  4. To promote the welfare and safety of; to benefit; to gratify.(Obs)"If this salutemy blood a jot." [Shak.]

Etymology: L. salutare salutatum, from salus -utis, health, safety. See Salubrious

noun Sa*lute"
  1. The act of saluting, or expressing kind wishes or respect; salutation; greeting.
  2. A sign, token, or ceremony, expressing good will, compliment, or respect, as a kiss, a bow, etc.
  3. [Mil. & Naval] A token of respect or honor for some distinguished or official personage, for a foreign vessel or flag, or for some festival or event, as by presenting arms, by a discharge of cannon, volleys of small arms, dipping the colors or the topsails, etc.

Etymology: Cf. F. salut. See Salute (v.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An act of greeting with friendly words and gestures like bowing or lifting the hat
  2. A formal military gesture of respect
  3. An act of honor or courteous recognition ("a musical salute to the composer on his birthday")
  4. Express commendation of ("I salute your courage!")
  5. Greet in a friendly way ("I meet this men every day on my way to work and he salutes me")
  6. Recognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation; assume a prescribed position ("When the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute")
  7. Honor with a military ceremony, as when honoring dead soldiers
  8. Propose a toast to
  9. Become noticeable ("a terrible stench saluted our nostrils")
  1. plural of Salut

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Popularity of Salute as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Salute U.S.
  White 90.00% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.29% 16.26%

Of Last Name Salute

People with the last name Salute are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Salute

  • How Popular is the name Salute? As a last name Salute was the 123,064th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Salute first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Salute is Sunday, November 20th, 1887.
  • How unique is the name Salute? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Salute. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Salute: Your name in reverse order is Etulas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Uaelts. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Salute? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 140 people with the last name Salute.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Salute? Salute is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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Past life for Salute born Sep 25, 1970

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Thailand approximately on 1625. Your profession was teacher, mathematician, and geologist.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.