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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun salve:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb salve:

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Definition of the noun salve

What does salve mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: salves

  1. semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
  2. anything that remedies or heals or soothes
    • example: he needed a salve for his conscience
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: redress / remediation / remedy = act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil

Alternative definition of the noun salve


  1. An ointment, cream or balm with soothing, healing or calming effects.
  2. Any thing or action that soothes or heals.

Definition of the noun salve for high school students

    a soothing balm
    • example: After Tony applied a salve to his brilliant red sunburn, he soon felt a little better.

The noun salve is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

Definition of the verb salve

What does salve mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: salved | salving | salves

  1. save from ruin, destruction, or harm
  2. apply a salve to, usually for the purpose of healing


"Salve" is a 2011 Iranian drama film directed by Alireza Davoudnejad.


Salve is a fictional film character.

Phrases with Salve

  1. to salve
  2. Mathilda Salve
  3. mentholated salve
  4. Species Mathilda Salve

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Salve

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Google previewThe Atlantic Almanac (1868)

REDDING'S RUSSIA SALVE IS THE UNIVERSAL REMEDY FOR Burns, Scalds, Cuts, Bruises, and Flesh Wounds;

Google previewThe Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution (2016)

by Sujit Choudhry, Madhav Khosla, Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Harish Salve is a Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, and a member of Gray's Inn and tenant of Blackstone Chambers, London. Mrinal Satish is an Associate Professor of Law, and the Executive Director, Centre for Constitutional Law, ...

Google previewA System of Practical Therapeutics (1901)

by Hobart Amory Hare

The salve is the most energetic, but thus used the disadvantages mentioned are more apt to present themselves. If the paint is employed, an application is made about every three or four days. At the end of this time the film has either fallen off ...

Google previewSword & Salve (2006)

Confronting New Wars and Humanitarian Crises by Peter J. Hoffman, Thomas G. Weiss

Weiss's Sword 8 Salve is an indispensable contribution to the debate on the current circumstances and a n outsider eavesdropping on conversations taking place among possible future of humanitarian action.

Google previewHerbal Goddess (2015)

Discover the Amazing Spirit of 12 Healing Herbs with Teas, Potions, Salves, Food, Yoga, and More by Amy Jirsa

A salve is an herbal oil that is heated and mixed with wax in order to form a balm- like application (think body butter or lip balm). Tea. Herbal teas are technically called infusions (the word “tea” is reserved for the caffeinated varieties; but, eh, ...

Google previewBuilding Comprehension - Grade 6 (eBook) (1999)

by Ellen M. Dolan, Sue D. Royals

Salve is a kind of a. race. b. medicine. c. food.

Google previewThe Saving Heritage for Awareness (2017)

by Rev. Alfred A. Adams

MEANING FOR SALVATION:—Salve is a medicinal substance applied to the skin to smoothing it to make the skin fresh and new, and God can use any substance [ the word of God, water, olive oil, coconut water, water from the sea, water from ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

SALVE—SALVER. processions in the streets, of banners, and of brass bands in worship. Ejaculations of applause and wavings of handkerchiefs and flags accompanying the services. The doctrines are those of the evangelical churches, great ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis].

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

SALVE, n. «. & t>. a. > Originally and pro" Sa'lver, ...

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

SALVE, n. s. & v. a. Originally and pro" SA'lver, }r. salf, which havo SAL'vo. ing salves in the plural, the singular in time was borrowed from it. Sax. realp; Lat. salvus, salvo. A glutinous matter applied to wounds and hurts; a plaster; help; remedy: ...

Google previewThe Ayurveda Encyclopedia (2007)

Natural Secrets to Healing, Prevention, and Longevity by Swami Sadashiva Tirtha

Eye salve: (Anjana) is used after a person has undergone pañcha karma, and the illness is localized only in the eyes, when diseases are matured, such as in edema, severe itching, sliminess, and thick excretions. Three types of anjana exist: 1 ...

Google previewThe Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: Southeast Asia (1998)

by Bruno Nettl, Terry E. Miller, Ruth M. Stone, Sean Williams

Some genres , notably dance music and the nonliturgical Salve, are the result of creolization; ...

Google previewThe farrier's and horseman's dictionary (1726)

being a compleat system of horsemanship. Containing I. Directions for the knowledge of horses, ... VIII. An explanation of all those terms of art, either in the medicinal or chirurgical practice of farriers, &c. ... By N. B. Philippos by N. B. Philippos

These Attaints being Strokes or Knots, by over-reaching eirher on the Back - sinew of the fore Leg ; on the Heels or nether Joints, may be healed safely by the following Medicine; only for the over-reaches, before you apply the Salve, lay the ...

Google previewThe Farrier's and Horseman's Dictionary, Being a Compleat System of Horsemanship ... By N. B. Φιλιππος.. (1726)

by N. B. PHILIPPOS (pseud.)

These Attaint: being Strokes or Knots, by over-teaching either on the Back-sinew os the sore Leg; on the Heels or nether joints, may be healed shFely by the following Medicine; only for the over-reaches, heiore you apply the Salve, lay the ...

Google previewThe Farrier's and Horseman's Dictionary, Being a Compleat System of Horsemanship ... (1726)

by Thomas Wallace, N. B.

These Attaint: being Strokes or Knots, by over-teaching either on the Back-linew os the sore Leg; on the Heels or nether joints, may be healed safely by the followin Medicine; only for the over-reac es, before you apply the Salve,lay the Sore ...

Google previewFuldstaendigt Dansk og Engelsk haand-lexicon (1824)

udarbeidet efter de bedste og nyeste ordbøger by Christian Friderich Bay

Salve, an Ointment, Salve, Unguent. (tynd) Liniment. Salve, (af Gevaerer) a Volley, or Discharge of Musket-shot (at once). (give een en) to make a Dischange of Cannon. (af mange Kanoner til Skibs) a Broadside. (af Kanoner) a Discharge of ...

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Quotes about Salve

A fool repays a salve by a stab, and a stab by a salve. [He mistakes friends for foes and foes for friends.]
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Scrabble value of S1A1L1V4E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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