Definition of Salvage

1. Noun. Property or goods saved from damage or destruction.

Generic synonyms: Commodity, Good, Trade Good, Belongings, Holding, Property
Derivative terms: Salve



2. Verb. Save from ruin, destruction, or harm.
Exact synonyms: Relieve, Salve, Save
Generic synonyms: Deliver, Rescue
Derivative terms: Salvager, Salvation, Saver

3. Noun. The act of saving goods or property that were in danger of damage or destruction.
Generic synonyms: Deliverance, Delivery, Rescue, Saving
Derivative terms: Salve

4. Verb. Collect discarded or refused material. "The men salvage for animals in the area"; "She scavenged the garbage cans for food"
Exact synonyms: Scavenge
Generic synonyms: Collect, Garner, Gather, Pull Together
Derivative terms: Salvager, Scavenger

5. Noun. The act of rescuing a ship or its crew or its cargo from a shipwreck or a fire.
Generic synonyms: Deliverance, Delivery, Rescue, Saving

Definition of Salvage

1. n. The act of saving a vessel, goods, or life, from perils of the sea.

2. a. & n. Savage.

Definition of Salvage

1. Noun. the rescue of a ship, its crew or its cargo from a hazardous situation ¹

2. Noun. the ship, crew or cargo so rescued ¹

3. Noun. the compensation paid to the rescuers ¹

4. Noun. the similar rescue of property liable to loss; the property so rescued ¹

5. Noun. anything that has been put to good use that would otherwise have been wasted ¹

6. Noun. damaged ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) Of property, people or situations at risk, to rescue ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) Of discarded goods, to put to use ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To make new or restore for the use of being saved ¹

10. Noun. (obsolete spelling of savage) (defdate 16th-19th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Salvage

1. to save from loss or destruction [v -VAGED, -VAGING, -VAGES]

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Literary usage of Salvage

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The word salvage is indifferently used to denote the claim, the reward, ... salvage is interesting as being perhaps the one case in English law in which a ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1887)
"1 Xor can the agreement for arbitration affect the question of a salvage ... S. It could not have been pleaded as any answer to an action for salvage ..."

3. The Law of Contracts by Theophilus Parsons, John Melville Gould (1904)
"[BOOK III. the amount and the distribution are generally regulated by statute, (e) But no salvage is allowed except to a ship actually assisting in the ..."

4. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"salvage, in admiralty, and generally in the law merchant, ... As to the amount of salvage which shall be decreed, or the proportion in which it shall be ..."

5. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent (1848)
"discussions and adjustment which take place when a voyage has been disastrous." The equitable doctrine of salvage came from ..."

6. Elements of International Law by Henry Wheaton (1866)
"In a case of rescue of a vessel of commerce, the salvage is civil, and the cause does not go into a prize court. Recapture from an enemy is ..."

7. The Law of Contracts by Theophilus Parsons (1873)
"Adm. 246, a salvage service was ren- (e) Act of 1800, c. ... The government assented to Adm. 88. the court's decreeing salvage. (y) The Harriot, 1 W. Rob. ..."

8. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The word salvage is indifferently used to denote the claim, the reward, ... salvage is interesting as being perhaps the one case in English law in which a ..."

9. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1887)
"1 Xor can the agreement for arbitration affect the question of a salvage ... S. It could not have been pleaded as any answer to an action for salvage ..."

10. The Law of Contracts by Theophilus Parsons, John Melville Gould (1904)
"[BOOK III. the amount and the distribution are generally regulated by statute, (e) But no salvage is allowed except to a ship actually assisting in the ..."

11. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"salvage, in admiralty, and generally in the law merchant, ... As to the amount of salvage which shall be decreed, or the proportion in which it shall be ..."

12. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent (1848)
"discussions and adjustment which take place when a voyage has been disastrous." The equitable doctrine of salvage came from ..."

13. Elements of International Law by Henry Wheaton (1866)
"In a case of rescue of a vessel of commerce, the salvage is civil, and the cause does not go into a prize court. Recapture from an enemy is ..."

14. The Law of Contracts by Theophilus Parsons (1873)
"Adm. 246, a salvage service was ren- (e) Act of 1800, c. ... The government assented to Adm. 88. the court's decreeing salvage. (y) The Harriot, 1 W. Rob. ..."

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