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Definitions for salvage
ˈsæl vɪdʒsal·vage

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. salvage(noun)

    property or goods saved from damage or destruction

  2. salvage(noun)

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

  3. salvage(verb)

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

  4. salvage, salve, relieve, save(verb)

    save from ruin, destruction, or harm

  5. salvage, scavenge(verb)

    collect discarded or refused material

    "She scavenged the garbage cans for food"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Salvage(noun)

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

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

  2. Salvage(noun)

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

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

  3. Salvage(noun)

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

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

  4. Salvage

    savage

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

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. Matilda Kasele:

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

  2. Guillermo McIntosh:

    We would receive them (Americans) very well and welcome any gesture by a citizen, organization or other group who want to salvage this historical memory.

  3. Sefi Porath:

    The settlement was completely burnt to the ground, and none of its inhabitants ever returned to reside there again, or to pick through the ruins in order to salvage valuable property.

  4. Srinivasan Sitaraman:

    I'm already beginning to see some statements from South Korea that seem to intimate that it might try to salvage the summit with Moon Jae-in up for re-election soon, and the immense domestic reverberation that the cancellation will bring.

  5. Bandar Sharif:

    What we do is eliminate this waste, we salvage the food and provide it to people who are in desperate need of it.

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Translations for salvage

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

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