(India) The use of the greeting in which one puts one's hands together and bows slightly; greeting with a namaste.
Literally "I bow to you"; used as a greeting or acknowledgement of the equality of all, which pays honor to the sacredness of all.
The traditional greeting when saying the word namaste, with folded hands and a slight bow.
In yoga, the pose associated with this word, usually with the flat hands held palms together, fingers up, in front of the heart and a slight bow.
(intransitive) To utter "namaste".
‘The yoga instructor namasted, and the class began.’;
Namaste (, Devanagari: नमस्ते, Sanskrit pronunciation: [nəməst̪eː] (listen)), sometimes spoken as namaskar and namaskaram, is a customary, non-contact form of respectfully greeting and honoring the opposite person or group, used at any time of day. Today, it is found on the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia and among the Indian diaspora worldwide.