Sal"ve (?), interj. [L., hail, God save you, imperat. of salvere to be well. Cf. Salvo a volley.]



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Sal"ve (? ∨ ?), v. t.

To say "Salve" to; to greet; to salute.


By this that stranger knight in presence came, And goodly salved them. Spenser.


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Salve [AS. sealf ointment; akin to LG. salwe, D. zalve, zalf, OHG. salba, Dan. salve, Sw. salva, Goth. salbn to anoint, and probably to Gr. (Hesychius) oil, butter, Skr. sapris clarified butter. &root;155, 291.]


An adhesive composition or substance to be applied to wounds or sores; a healing ointment.



A soothing remedy or antidote.

Counsel or consolation we may bring. Salve to thy sores. Milton.

Salve bug Zool., a large, stout isopod crustacean (Aega psora), parasitic on the halibut and codfish, -- used by fishermen in the preparation of a salve. It becomes about two inches in length.


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Salve, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Salved (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Salving.] [AS. sealfian to anoint. See Salve, n.]


To heal by applications or medicaments; to cure by remedial traetment; to apply salve to; as, to salve a wound.



To heal; to remedy; to cure; to make good; to soothe, as with an ointment, especially by some device, trick, or quibble; to gloss over.

But Ebranck salved both their infamies With noble deeds. Spenser.

What may we do, then, to salve this seeming inconsistence? Milton.

<-- salve one's conscience. salve one's wounded pride -->


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Salve (?), v. t. & i. [See Salvage]

To save, as a ship or goods, from the perils of the sea.



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