salvage

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French salver, from Late Latin salvare(to make safe, secure, save), from Latin salvus(safe) with the English suffix -age.

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”, in BBC[2]:
      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]

Alternative forms.

Noun[edit]

salvage ‎(plural salvages)

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

Etymology 3[edit]

From Spanish salvaje, from Catalan salvatge, from Late Latin *salvāticus, alteration of Latin silvāticus(“wild"; literally, "of the woods"), from silva(forest", "grove). Confused false friends; English salvage and Tagalog salbahe(mischievous, naughty).[1][2]

Noun[edit]

salvage ‎(plural salvages)

  1. (Philippine English) summary execution, extrajudicial killing

Verb[edit]

salvage ‎(third-person singular simple present salvages, present participle salvageing, simple past and past participle salvageed)

  1. (Philippine English) To perform summary execution.
  2. (Philippine English) To apprehend and execute (a suspected criminal) without trial.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ocampo, Ambeth R. (2011 April 06), “History in words”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[1], Philippine Daily Inquirer
  2. ^ Lacaba (1995 August 3), “Salvage”, in Manila Times
  3. ^ salvage, v.”, in OED Online, Oxford: Oxford University Press, June 2015.

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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English salvage

Noun[edit]

salvage

  1. summary execution, extrajudicial killing

Verb[edit]

salvage

  1. To perform summary execution.

Old French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

salvage m ‎(oblique and nominative feminine singular salvage)

  1. Alternative form of sauvage

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Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English salvage

Noun[edit]

salvage

  1. summary execution, extrajudicial killing

Verb[edit]

salvage

  1. To perform summary execution.