(noun, verb, interjection)


1. hail; a greeting


1. semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation

Similar word(s): balm, ointment, unction, unguent

Definition categories: man–made, curative, cure, remedy, therapeutic

2. anything that remedies or heals or soothes

- he needed a salve for his conscience

Definition categories: act, redress, remediation, remedy


1. save from ruin, destruction, or harm

Similar word(s): relieve, salvage, save

Definition categories: social, deliver, rescue

2. apply a salve to, usually for the purpose of healing

Definition categories: body, medicate, medicine