Salvage meaning

sălvĭj
Something saved from destruction or waste and put to further use.
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To save from loss or destruction.
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To save (discarded or damaged material) for further use.
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To save or rescue from shipwreck, fire, flood, etc.; engage or succeed in the salvage of (ships, goods, etc.)
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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.

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Salvage is defined as to save from something.

An example of salvage is to fix a cake that has begun to burn.

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In general, it is the value of a piece of equipment or other property after it has been functionally rendered useless for the purpose for which it was intended. In the case of a totally wrecked automobile, for example, it is the depreciated value of whatever usable parts that can be resold in used condition, plus the value per pound of the remaining scrap metal; in maritime law it’s compensation for a service voluntarily given to a vessel in peril that removes it from danger by the sea; in insurance law, the first definition applies, with the proviso that the amount of salvage is deducted from what is paid to the insured.
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The rescue of a ship, its crew or its cargo from a hazardous situation.
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The ship, crew or cargo so rescued.
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The compensation paid to the rescuers.
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The similar rescue of property liable to loss; the property so rescued.
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Anything that has been put to good use that would otherwise have been wasted.
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Of property, people or situations at risk, to rescue.
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Of discarded goods, to put to use.
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To make new or restore for the use of being saved.
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Obsolete spelling of savage. [16th-19th c.]
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
salvage
Plural:
salvages

Origin of salvage

  • Obsolete French from Old French salvaige right of salvage from Late Latin salvāre from Latin salvus safe sol- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary

  • Alternative forms.

    From Wiktionary