What does salve mean?

Definitions for salve
sæv, sɑvsalve

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word salve.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ointment, unction, unguent, balm, salve(noun)

    semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation

  2. salve(verb)

    anything that remedies or heals or soothes

    "he needed a salve for his conscience"

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

    save from ruin, destruction, or harm

  4. salve(verb)

    apply a salve to, usually for the purpose of healing

Webster Dictionary

  1. Salve


  2. Salve(verb)

    to say "Salve" to; to greet; to salute

  3. Salve(noun)

    an adhesive composition or substance to be applied to wounds or sores; a healing ointment

  4. Salve(noun)

    a soothing remedy or antidote

  5. Salve(noun)

    to heal by applications or medicaments; to cure by remedial treatment; to apply salve to; as, to salve a wound

  6. Salve(noun)

    to heal; to remedy; to cure; to make good; to soothe, as with an ointment, especially by some device, trick, or quibble; to gloss over

  7. Salve

    to save, as a ship or goods, from the perils of the sea

  8. Origin: [See Salvage]


  1. Salve

    A salve is a medical ointment used to soothe the head or other body surface.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Salve

    säv, n. (B.) an ointment: anything to cure sores.—v.t. to heal, help.—ns. Salv′er, a quacksalver, a pretender; Salv′ing, healing, restoration. [A.S. sealf; Ger. salbe, Dut. zalf.]

  2. Salve

    sal′vē, v.t. (Spens.) to salute.—Salve Regina (R.C.), an antiphonal hymn to the Blessed Virgin said after Lauds and Compline, from Trinity to Advent—from its opening words. [L. salve, God save you, hail! imper. of salvēre, to be well.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of salve in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of salve in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of salve in a Sentence

  1. Unknown:

    Prayer is .... the salve on the wounds of our spirit that we order from God in our moments with Him.

  2. James Kennedy:

    They’ve been using cannabis in poultice and salves for years, my aunt’s grandmother had a marijuana salve they used 60 years ago in Mexico. My goal wasn’t just to put cannabis in a salve, but to create a modern product.

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