from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The rescue of a ship, its crew, or its cargo from fire or shipwreck.
- n. The ship, crew, or cargo so rescued.
- n. Compensation given to those who voluntarily aid in such a rescue.
- n. The act of saving imperiled property from loss.
- n. The property so saved.
- n. Something saved from destruction or waste and put to further use.
- transitive v. To save from loss or destruction.
- transitive v. To save (discarded or damaged material) for further use.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the rescue of a ship, its crew or its cargo from a hazardous situation
- n. the ship, crew or cargo so rescued
- n. the compensation paid to the rescuers
- n. the similar rescue of property liable to loss; the property so rescued
- n. anything that has been put to good use that would otherwise have been wasted
- n. damaged
- v. Of property, people or situations at risk, to rescue
- v. Of discarded goods, to put to use
- v. To make new or restore for the use of being saved
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of saving a vessel, goods, or life, from perils of the sea.
- n. The compensation allowed to persons who voluntarily assist in saving a ship or her cargo from peril.
- n. That part of the property that survives the peril and is saved.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of saving a ship or goods from extraordinary danger, as from the sea, fire, or pirates.
- n. In commercial and maritime law: An allowance or compensation to which those are entitled by whose voluntary exertions, when they were under no legal obligation to render assistance, a ship or goods have been saved from the dangers of the sea, fire, pirates, or enemies.
- n. The property saved from danger or destruction by the extraordinary and voluntary exertions of the salvors.
- n. Nautical, same as selvagee.
- n. An obsolete form of savage.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. property or goods saved from damage or destruction
- v. save from ruin, destruction, or harm
- v. collect discarded or refused material
- n. the act of saving goods or property that were in danger of damage or destruction
- n. the act of rescuing a ship or its crew or its cargo from a shipwreck or a fire
Obsolete French, from Old French salvaige, right of salvage, from Late Latin salvāre, from Latin salvus, safe; see sol- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Alternative forms. (Wiktionary)
From Old French salver, from Late Latin salvare ("to make safe, secure, save"), from Latin salvus ("safe"). (Wiktionary)