Salutation

Definition of Salutation

Sal`u`ta´tion
n.1.The act of saluting, or paying respect or reverence, by the customary words or actions; the act of greeting, or expressing good will or courtesy; also, that which is uttered or done in saluting or greeting.
In all public meetings or private addresses, use those forms of salutation, reverence, and decency usual amongst the most sober persons.
- Jer. Taylor.
Woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets.
- Luke xi. 43.
When Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb.
- Luke i. 41.
I shall not trouble my reader with the first salutes of our three friends.
- Addison.

Related Words

accost, address, bend, bending the knee, bob, bow, bowing and scraping, citation, curtsy, dipping the colors, embrace, eulogy, genuflection, greeting, hail, hand-clasp, handshake, hello, homage, how-do-you-do, hug, inclination, kiss, kneeling, kowtow, making a leg, nod, obeisance, obsequiousness, panegyric, presenting arms, prostration, reverence, salaam, salute, scrape, servility, smile, smile of recognition, standing at attention, submission, submissiveness, tribute, wave
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