1. [ verb ] save from ruin or destruction
Synonyms: save relieve salve
Related terms: rescue rescuer
2. [ verb ] collect discarded or refused material
Synonyms: scavenge

"She scavenged the garbage cans for food"

Related terms: gather magpie
3. [ noun ] the act of saving goods or property that were in danger of damage or destruction
Related terms: rescue
4. [ noun ] property or goods saved from damage or destruction
Related terms: property commodity
5. [ noun ] (nautical) the act of rescuing a ship or its crew or its cargo from a shipwreck or a fire
Related terms: rescue
Similar spelling:   salvager