American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A polite expression of greeting or goodwill.
- n. Greetings indicating respect and affection; regards.
- n. A gesture of greeting, such as a bow or kiss.
- n. A word or phrase of greeting used to begin a letter or message.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of saluting or greeting, or of paying respect or reverence by customary words or actions or forms of address; also, that which is spoken, written, or done in the act of saluting or greeting. It may consist in the expression of kind wishes, bowing, uncovering the head, clasping hands, embracing, or the like: technically applied to liturgical greetings, especially to those between the officiating clergyman and the people.
- n. Quickening; excitement; stimulus.
- n. Synonyms Greeting, Salutation, Salute. A greeting generally expresses a person's sense of pleasure or good wishes upon meeting another. Salutation and salute are by derivation a wishing of health, and are still modified by that idea. A salutation is personal, a salute official or formal; salutation suggests the act of the person saluting, salute is the thing done; a salutation is generally in words, a salute may be by cheers, the dipping of colors, the roll of drums, the firing of cannon, etc.
- n. A greeting, salute, or address; a hello.
- n. The act of greeting.
- n. The title in your name, such as Mr, Mrs, Ms., Dr. or Rev..
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. 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.
- n. word of greeting used to begin a letter
- n. (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)
- n. an act of honor or courteous recognition
- From Latin salutatio “a greeting, a wishing health to,” from saluto “wish one’s health, greet,” from salus “well-being.” Compare the Latin greeting salve “be well.” (Wiktionary)
“I was very much interested in your introduction and I am sure my good friend, our good Mayor, will agree that when you are addressed with your titles, oftentimes the salutation is a flattering, seeking a favour.”
“Although, I agree that the ending salutation is a bit bland.”
“The ending salutation is understated, but I think it works.”
“Thereupon the Angels lifted up their voices in salutation to him and his bride, saying,”
“The letter's opening salutation is "My dear Bunny.”
“Upon meeting a French person, I will forever offer them a drink in salutation of the crew of Flight 348.”
“She called her salutation gayly over her shoulder, and Mrs. March watched her gliding out of the saloon with a graceful tilt to humor the slight roll of the ship, and a little lurch to correct it, once or twice, and wondered if”
“She called her salutation gayly over her shoulder, and Mrs. March watched her gliding out of the saloon with a graceful tilt to humor the slight roll of the ship, and a little lurch to correct it, once or twice, and wondered if Burnamy was afraid of her; it seemed to her that if she were”
“It WAS an encounter, for his salutation was a grunt.”
“It's called a salutation, and it's considered rude not to use one.”
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These come from gamma meditation ,I think.
Lessons from the art of letter writing.
To Whom It May Co..., Dear Sir or Madam, complimentary close, sincerely, valediction, salutation, yours truly, yours sincerely, sincerely yours, very truly yours, I am, Sir, your m..., yours faithfully and 24 more...
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