What does the word salutation mean?

Usage examples for salutation

  1. " I can see nothing and hear nothing," was that individual's hurried salutation. – Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green
  2. So saying, he bade the Prince farewell, and the latter, having returned his salutation, rode off. – Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers by Various
  3. All, as we passed them, welcomed us with the friendly salutation that becomes men engaged in a labour of religion. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton