3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Salvage \Sal"vage\ (?; 48), noun [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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Salvage \Sal"vage\, adjective & n. Savage. [Obs.] --Spenser.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: property or goods saved from damage or destruction

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

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


1: save from ruin, destruction, or harm [syn: {salvage}, {salve}, {relieve}, {save}]

2: collect discarded or refused material; "She scavenged the garbage cans for food" [syn: {salvage}, {scavenge}]

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