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Meaning of SALVE

Pronunciation:  sav

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  anything that remedies or heals or soothes; "he needed a salve for his conscience"
  2. [n]  semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
  3. [v]  apply a salve to
  4. [v]  save from ruin or destruction

SALVE is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: balm, ointment, relieve, salvage, save, unction, unguent
 See Also: arnica, baby oil, balsam, carron oil, cerate, chrism, chrisom, curative, cure, deliver, holy oil, lanolin, lip balm, medicate, medicine, mentholated salve, mercurial ointment, redress, remediation, remedy, remedy, rescue, sacramental oil, wool fat, wool grease, zinc ointment



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sal"ve\, interj. [L., hail, God save you, imperat. of
    salvere to be well. Cf. {Salvo} a volley.]
  2. \Sal"ve\ (? or ?), v. t.
    To say ``Salve'' to; to greet; to salute. [Obs.]
          By this that stranger knight in presence came, And
          goodly salved them.                      --Spenser.
  3. \Salve\ (?; 277), n. [AS. sealf ointment; akin to LG.
    salwe, D. zalve, zalf, OHG. salba, Dan. salve, Sw. salfva,
    Goth. salb[=o]n to anoint, and probably to Gr. (Hesychius) ?
    oil, ? butter, Skr. sarpis clarified butter. [root]155, 291.]
    1. An adhesive composition or substance to be applied to
       wounds or sores; a healing ointment. --Chaucer.
    2. A soothing remedy or antidote.
             Counsel or consolation we may bring. Salve to thy
             sores.                                --Milton.
    {Salve bug} (Zo["o]l.), a large, stout isopod crustacean
       ({[AE]ga psora}), parasitic on the halibut and codfish, --
       used by fishermen in the preparation of a salve. It
       becomes about two inches in length.
  4. \Salve\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Salved}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Salving}.] [AS. sealfian to anoint. See {Salve}, n.]
    1. To heal by applications or medicaments; to cure by
       remedial treatment; to apply salve to; as, to salve a
       wound. --Shak.
    2. 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.
             But Ebranck salved both their infamies With noble
             deeds.                                --Spenser.
             What may we do, then, to salve this seeming
             inconsistence?                        --Milton.
  5. \Salve\, v. t. & i. [See {Salvage}]
    To save, as a ship or goods, from the perils of the sea.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that salve is being applied on you indicates that you will overcome your struggles. Dreaming that you are applying salve on someone else means that you are a reliable and dependable person who will be there for a friend in need.