salvage

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French salver, from Late Latin salvare (to make safe, secure, save), from Latin salvus (safe).

Noun[edit]

salvage (plural salvages)

  1. the rescue of a ship, its crew or its cargo from a hazardous situation
  2. the ship, crew or cargo so rescued
  3. the compensation paid to the rescuers
  4. the similar rescue of property liable to loss; the property so rescued
  5. anything that has been put to good use that would otherwise have been wasted
  6. damaged
    • salvage cars auction.
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Verb[edit]

salvage (third-person singular simple present salvages, present participle salvaging, simple past and past participle salvaged)

  1. (transitive) Of property, people or situations at risk, to rescue
    • 2011 September 13, Sam Lyon, “Borussia Dortmund 1 - 1 Arsenal”, BBC:
      Robin van Persie looked to have secured the points for the Gunners with a fine goal from Theo Walcott's through ball. But Perisic dipped a sublime 20-yard shot home to salvage a draw.
  2. (transitive) Of discarded goods, to put to use
  3. (transitive) To make new or restore for the use of being saved
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

salvage (plural salvages)

  1. obsolete spelling of savage [16th-19th c.]

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Adjective[edit]

salvage m, f

  1. Alternative form of sauvage.

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