salvage

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsælvɪdʒ/
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Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

salvage (countable and uncountable, 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 money from the sale of rescued goods.
  5. The similar rescue of property liable to loss; the property so rescued.
    • 1943 March and April, “A British Avalanche Shelter”, in Railway Magazine, page 80:
      [...] the debris was hurled down the hillside on to the line and swept the engine off the track and into the sea; the engine in question, ex-Cambrian 0-6-0 No. 874, was not considered to be worth salvage, and was abandoned.
  6. (sometimes attributive) Anything put to good use that would otherwise have been wasted, such as damaged goods.
    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]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun[edit]

salvage (plural salvages)

  1. Obsolete spelling of savage. [16th-19th c.]
    • 1697, Virgil, “The Third Book of the Æneis”, in John Dryden, transl., The Works of Virgil: Containing His Pastorals, Georgics, and Æneis. [], London: [] Jacob Tonson, [], OCLC 403869432, lines 855–856, page 292:
      Cornels, and ſalvage Berries of the Wood, / And Roots and Herbs have been my meagre Food.

Etymology 3[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

salvage (plural salvages) (Philippine English)

  1. Summary execution, extrajudicial killing.

Verb[edit]

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

  1. To perform summary execution.
  2. 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 Paid subscription required, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, June 2015.

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Anagrams[edit]


Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English salvage.

Noun[edit]

salvage

  1. summary execution, extrajudicial killing

Verb[edit]

salvage

  1. To perform summary execution.

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

salvage

  1. Alternative form of savage

Old French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

salvage m (oblique and nominative feminine singular salvage)

  1. Alternative form of sauvage

Declension[edit]


Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English salvage.

Noun[edit]

salvage

  1. summary execution, extrajudicial killing

Verb[edit]

salvage

  1. To perform summary execution.