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SALVAGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does salvage mean? 

SALVAGE (noun)
  The noun SALVAGE has 3 senses:

1. property or goods saved from damage or destruction
2. the act of saving goods or property that were in danger of damage or destruction
3. the act of rescuing a ship or its crew or its cargo from a shipwreck or a fire

  Familiarity information: SALVAGE used as a noun is uncommon.


SALVAGE (verb)
  The verb SALVAGE has 2 senses:

1. save from ruin, destruction, or harm
2. collect discarded or refused material

  Familiarity information: SALVAGE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SALVAGE (noun)


Sense 1salvage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Property or goods saved from damage or destruction

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Hypernyms ("salvage" is a kind of...):

commodity; good; trade good (articles of commerce)

belongings; holding; material possession; property (something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone)


Sense 2salvage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of saving goods or property that were in danger of damage or destruction

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("salvage" is a kind of...):

deliverance; delivery; rescue; saving (recovery or preservation from loss or danger)


Sense 3salvage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of rescuing a ship or its crew or its cargo from a shipwreck or a fire

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("salvage" is a kind of...):

deliverance; delivery; rescue; saving (recovery or preservation from loss or danger)


SALVAGE (verb)


Sense 1salvage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Save from ruin, destruction, or harm

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

salvage; salve; save; relieve

Hypernyms (to "salvage" is one way to...):

deliver; rescue (free from harm or evil)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2salvage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Collect discarded or refused material

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

salvage; scavenge

Context example:

She scavenged the garbage cans for food

Hypernyms (to "salvage" is one way to...):

collect; garner; gather; pull together (assemble or get together)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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