What is Salute ?
Salute is (noun) 1. a movement to ex- press respect or recognition, especially putt- ing your right hand up to touch the side of your forehead The officer returned the sol- dier’s salute. to take the salute to be the person whom soldiers on parade salute The general took the salute at the march past. 2. firing guns to mark an important occasion The birthday of the Queen was marked with a 21-gun salute.(verb) 1. to give a salute to someone Ordinary soldiers must salute their officers. 2. to praise someone We sa- lute the brave firemen who saved the children.
source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level