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Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Salutation'

Salutation Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    salutation n
  1. an act of honor or courteous recognition; "a musical salute to the composer on his birthday" [syn: salute]
  2. (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting) [syn: greeting]
  3. word of greeting used to begin a letter
Salutation Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Salutation \Sal`u*ta"tion\, n. [L. salutatio: cf. F. salutation. See Salute.] 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. Syn: Greeting; salute; address. Usage: Salutation, Greeting, Salute. Greeting is the general word for all manner of expressions of recognition, agreeable or otherwise, made when persons meet or communicate with each other. A greeting may be hearty and loving, chilling and offensive, or merely formal, as in the opening sentence of legal documents. Salutation more definitely implies a wishing well, and is used of expressions at parting as well as at meeting. It is used especially of uttered expressions of good will. Salute, while formerly and sometimes still in the sense of either greeting or salutation, is now used specifically to denote a conventional demonstration not expressed in words. The guests received a greeting which relieved their embarrassment, offered their salutations in well-chosen terms, and when they retired, as when they entered, made a deferential salute. 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.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Salutation'

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  • Salutation (greeting): A salutation is a greeting , in particular a formal greeting used in a letter . Salutations usually take the form "Dear recipient's given ...
  • Salutation (computing): Salutation in computing is a technique for service discovery and service management . See also : Service Location Protocol Zero ...
  • Vito & the Salutations: Vito & the Salutations is a New York doo wop group from the 1960s, whose first popular recording, "Gloria," was a regional hit. ...
  • Ye Olde Salutation Inn: Ye Olde Salutation Inn is a public house dating from around 1240 that lays claim (along with Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem Inn and The Bell ...
  • Greetings and Salutations: Greetings and Salutations is a 1975 big band jazz album recorded by the Swedish Radio Jazz Group with Thad Jones , Mel Lewis and Jon ...
  • Salutations from the Ghetto Nation: Salutations from the Ghetto Nation is the third album by the band Warrior Soul released in 1992. Track listing ": "Love Destruction" " ...

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* Look to this day For it is life, the very life of life. For yesterday is but a dream And tomorrow is only a vision But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness And tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day Such is the salutation of the dawn. - Kalidasa

* Look to this day,For it is life, the very life of life.In its brief course lie all the verities and realities of your existencethe bliss of growth, the glory of action, the splendor of beauty.For yesterday is but a dreamAnd tomorrow is only a vision,But today well lived makesevery yesterday a dream of happinessand every tomorrow a vision of hope.Look well, therefore to this day,such is the salutation of the dawn. - The Sufi

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