from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An analgesic or medicinal ointment.
- n. Something that soothes or heals; a balm.
- n. Flattery or commendation.
- transitive v. To soothe or heal with or as if with salve.
- transitive v. To ease the distress or agitation of; assuage: salved my conscience by apologizing.
- transitive v. To salvage.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An ointment, cream, or balm with soothing, healing, or calming effects.
- n. Any thing or action that soothes or heals.
- v. To calm or assuage.
- v. To salvage.
- v. An astronomical term meaning to save (the appearances or the phenomena); to explain (a celestial phenomenon); to account for (the apparent motions of the celestial bodies).
- v. to resolve (a difficulty); to refute (an objection); to harmonize (an apparent contradiction).
- v. To explain away; to mitigate; to excuse
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An adhesive composition or substance to be applied to wounds or sores; a healing ointment.
- n. A soothing remedy or antidote.
- interj. Hail!
- v. To save, as a ship or goods, from the perils of the sea.
- transitive v. To say “Salve” to; to greet; to salute.
- transitive v. To heal by applications or medicaments; to cure by remedial treatment; to apply salve to.
- transitive v. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To apply salve to; heal; cure.
- To help; remedy; redeem; atone for.
- An obsolete form of save.
- To save, as a ship or goods, from danger or destruction, as from shipwreck or fire: as, to salve a cargo.
- To save anything, as the cargo of a ship, from destruction.
- To salute or greet with the exclamation “Salve!”
- n. An adhesive composition or substance to be applied to wounds or sores; an ointment or cerate.
- n. Hence Help; remedy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
- n. anything that remedies or heals or soothes
- v. save from ruin, destruction, or harm
- v. apply a salve to, usually for the purpose of healing
_Arnica salve, Urtica urens, tincture and salve_, and Dr. Reisig's _Homoeopathic Pain Extractor_ are the best specific remedies for _Burns_.
This salve is strong stuff, Page, but there is nothing else for it.
No long term salve was applied to the state's fiscal problems.
And some parts of the credit markets showed skepticism about the Fed's move, too, despite hopes that it will provide a short-term salve to some of the margin-call issues that have hindered the normal functioning of the financial markets lately.
Whereon he finds in my name salve for the wounds of his own, and comes aboard, kissing my fist, with Spanish lies of holding himself fortunate that he had fallen into the hands of fortunate Drake, and much more, which he might have kept to cool his porridge.
I recently heard of Arnica salve from a former co-worker who is Mexican.
After a financial crisis there is no short-term salve to the economic pain.
But that was a short-term salve for the market, given the strong demand and reduced resources from other Middle Eastern markets.
The new foothold in China is the longer-term salve for British Columbia, which faces a seemingly permanently reduced market in Japan and an extended, and slow, recovery in the United States.
LONDON, April 23 (Reuters) - Greece's request on Friday to activate European Union and International Monetary aid is no more than a short-term salve for problems that have prompted