- IPA: /ˈsælvɪdʒ/
- The rescue of a ship, its crew or its cargo from a hazardous situation.
- The ship, crew or cargo so rescued.
- The compensation paid to the rescuers.
- The similar rescue of property liable to loss; the property so rescued.
- (sometimes, attributive) Anything put to good use that would otherwise have been wasted, such as damaged goods.
- salvage cars auction
- French: rescapé
- French: récompense
- French: récupération
salvage (salvages, present participle salvaging; past and past participle salvaged)
- (transitive, of property, people or situations at risk) to rescue.
- (transitive, of discarded goods) to put to use.
- (transitive) To make new or restore for the use of being saved.
- French: réutiliser
salvage (plural salvages)
- Obsolete spelling of savage#English|savage [16th-19th c.]
- 1697, “The Third Book of the Æneis”, in John Dryden, transl., The Works of Virgil: Containing His Pastorals, Georgics, and Æneis. […], London: Printed for 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.
salvage (plural salvages)Verb
salvage (salvages, present participle salvageing; past and past participle salvageed)
- (Philippine English) To perform summary execution.
- (Philippine English) To apprehend and execute (a suspected criminal) without trial.