English to English
1. an act of honor or courteous recognition
a musical salute to the composer on his birthday
2. (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)
3. word of greeting used to begin a letter
4. 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.