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Definitions for salvage
ˈsæl vɪdʒsal·vage

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. salvagenoun

    property or goods saved from damage or destruction

  2. salvagenoun

    the act of saving goods or property that were in danger of damage or destruction

  3. salvageverb

    the act of rescuing a ship or its crew or its cargo from a shipwreck or a fire

  4. salvage, salve, relieve, saveverb

    save from ruin, destruction, or harm

  5. salvage, scavengeverb

    collect discarded or refused material

    "She scavenged the garbage cans for food"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Salvageadjective

    Wild; rude; cruel. It is now spoken and written savage.

    Etymology: saulvage, French; selvaggio, Italian, from silva, Latin.

    May the Essexian plains
    Prove as a desert, and none there make stay
    But savage beasts, or men as wild as they. Edmund Waller.

    A savage race inur’d to blood. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Salvagenoun

    the act of saving a vessel, goods, or life, from perils of the sea

  2. Salvagenoun

    the compensation allowed to persons who voluntarily assist in saving a ship or her cargo from peril

  3. Salvagenoun

    that part of the property that survives the peril and is saved

  4. Salvage


  5. Etymology: [F. salvage, OF. salver to save, F. sauver, fr. L. salvare. See Save.]


  1. Salvage

    "Salvage" is episode 13 of season 4 in the television show Angel, originally broadcast on the WB television network. After discovering Lilah’s dead body, a grieving Wesley breaks rogue slayer Faith out of prison so she can help track down Angelus. Meanwhile, Lorne performs a sanctuary spell to keep Angelus out of the hotel while Cordelia—secretly revealed to be the big evil controlling the Beast—confides in Connor that she is pregnant.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Salvage

    sal′vāj, adj. (Spens.). Same as Savage.

  2. Salvage

    sal′vāj, n. compensation made by the owner of a ship or cargo in respect of services rendered by persons, other than the ship's company, in preserving the ship or cargo from shipwreck, fire, or capture: the goods and materials so saved.—n. Salvabil′ity, the possibility or condition of being saved.—adj. Sal′vable.—n. Sal′vableness.—adv. Sal′vably. [Fr.,—L. salvāre, -ātum, to save.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. salvage

    1. Property that has some value in excess of its basic material content but is in such condition that it has no reasonable prospect of use for any purpose as a unit and its repair or rehabilitation for use as a unit is clearly impractical. 2. The saving or rescuing of condemned, discarded, or abandoned property, and of materials contained therein for reuse, refabrication, or scrapping.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. salvage

    Originally meant the thing or goods saved from wreck, fire, or enemies. It now signifies an allowance made to those by whose means the ship or goods have been saved. These cases, when fairly made out, are received with the most liberal encouragement. Goods of British subjects, retaken from the enemy, are restored to the owners, paying for salvage one eighth of the value to ships-of-war; one-sixth to privateers. When a ship is in danger of being stranded, justices of the peace are to command the constables to assemble as many persons as are necessary to preserve it; and on its being thus preserved, the persons assisting therein shall, in thirty days after, be paid a reasonable reward for the salvage; otherwise the ship or goods shall remain in the custody of the officers of the customs as a security for the same.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of salvage in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of salvage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of salvage in a Sentence

  1. Hassan Rouhani:

    The European Union should fulfill more of The European Union commitments and take more actions to salvage the deal.

  2. President Muhammadu Buhari:

    We have an image problem abroad and we are on our way to salvage that.

  3. Ioannis Theotokas:

    The widening of The Suez Canal will make it easier for salvage operations... even if it does not erase the risk of repeating the incident.

  4. Matilda Kasele:

    We have lost everything, we could not salvage anything because the water started pouring into the house at night.

  5. David J. Robinson:

    They couldn’t salvage anything.

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  • إنقاذArabic
  • bergenGerman
  • rescatar, rescate, salvamentoSpanish
  • sauvetages, rescapée, sauver, sauvetage, récompenses, rescapés, récompense, épaves, rescapées, rescapé, recycler, épaveFrench
  • menyelamatkanIndonesian
  • ocalenie, ocalićPolish
  • спасать, спасание, спасениеRussian
  • காப்புTamil
  • నివృత్తిTelugu
  • врятуватиUkrainian
  • Cứu hộVietnamese

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    difficult or impossible to perceive or discern
    • A. unsealed
    • B. indiscernible
    • C. proprietary
    • D. arbitrary

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