- Salvage is the act of saving something such as a ship or its cargo, the actual thing which is saved or the value of the goods saved.
- An example of salvage is the protecting of cargo from going overboard.
- An example of salvage is the fixing of a science project that has been destroyed.
- Salvage is defined as to save from something.
An example of salvage is to fix a cake that has begun to burn.
salvage definition by Webster's New World
- the voluntary rescue of a ship or its cargo at sea from peril such as fire, shipwreck, capture, etc.
- compensation paid for such a rescue
- the ship or cargo so rescued
- the recovery of a sunken or wrecked ship or its cargo as by divers
- the saving or rescue of any goods, property, etc. from destruction, damage, or waste
- any material, goods, etc. thus saved and sold or put to use
- the value, or proceeds from the sale, of such goods, specif. of damaged goods, as involved in insurance claim settlements
Origin: French ; from Middle French ; from salver, to save
salvage definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. The rescue of a ship, its crew, or its cargo from fire or shipwreck.b. The ship, crew, or cargo so rescued.c. Compensation given to those who voluntarily aid in such a rescue.
- a. The act of saving imperiled property from loss.b. The property so saved.
- Something saved from destruction or waste and put to further use.
- To save from loss or destruction.
- To save (discarded or damaged material) for further use.
Origin: Obsolete French, from Old French salvaige, right of salvage, from Late Latin salvāre, from Latin salvus, safe; see sol- in Indo-European roots.
- salˌvage·a·bilˈi·ty noun
- salˈvage·a·ble adjective
- salˈvag·er noun
salvage - Legal Definition