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Meaning of SALVAGE

Pronunciation:  'salvij

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of rescuing a ship or its crew or its cargo from a shipwreck or a fire
  2. [n]  the act of saving goods or property that were in danger of damage or destruction
  3. [n]  property or goods saved from damage or destruction
  4. [v]  collect discarded or refused material; "She scavenged the garbage cans for food"
  5. [v]  save from ruin or destruction

SALVAGE is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: relieve, salve, save, scavenge
 See Also: belongings, collect, commodity, deliver, deliverance, delivery, garner, gather, goods, holding, material possession, property, pull together, rescue, rescue, saving, trade goods



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sal"vage\ (?; 48), n. [F. salvage, OF. salver to save,
    F. sauver, fr. L. salvare. See {Save}.]
    1. The act of saving a vessel, goods, or life, from perils of
       the sea.
             Salvage of life from a British ship, or a foreign
             ship in British waters, ranks before salvage of
             goods.                                --Encyc. Brit.
    2. (Maritime Law)
       (a) The compensation allowed to persons who voluntarily
           assist in saving a ship or her cargo from peril.
       (b) That part of the property that survives the peril and
           is saved. --Kent. Abbot.
  2. \Sal"vage\, a. & n.
    Savage. [Obs.] --Spenser.