Webster's Dictionary, 1913
[ Latin salutifer
, health + ferre
to bring.] Bringing health; healthy; salutary; beneficial; as, salutiferous air.
Innumerable powers, all of them salutiferous . Cudworth. Syn.
-- Healthful; healthy; salutary; salubrious.
Salutiferously adverb Salutarily. [ R.]
Salvability noun The quality or condition of being salvable; salvableness.
In the Latin scheme of redemption, salvability was not possible outside the communion of the visible organization. A. V. G. Allen.
[ Latin salvare
to save, from salvus
safe. Confer Savable
.] Capable of being saved; admitting of salvation. Dr. H. More.
[ French salvage
, Old French salver
to save, French sauver
, from Latin salvare
. See Save
.] 1. The act of saving a vessel, goods, or life, from perils of the sea.
Salvage of life from a British ship, or a foreign ship in British waters, ranks before salvage of goods. Encyc. Brit. 2. (Maritime Law) (a) The compensation allowed to persons who voluntarily assist in saving a ship or her cargo from peril. (b) That part of the property that survives the peril and is saved. Kent. Abbot.
Salvage adjective & noun Savage. [ Obsolete] Spenser.
[ Middle English salvacioun
, French salvation
, from Latin salvatio
, from salvare
to save. See Save
.] 1. The act of saving; preservation or deliverance from destruction, danger, or great calamity. 2. (Theol.) The redemption of man from the bondage of sin and liability to eternal death, and the conferring on him of everlasting happiness.
To earn salvation for the sons of men. Milton.
Godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation . 2. Cor. vii. 10. 3. Saving power; that which saves.
Fear ye not; stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will show to you to-day. Ex. xiv. 13. Salvation Army
, an organization for prosecuting the work of Christian evangelization, especially among the degraded populations of cities. It is virtually a new sect founded in London in 1861 by William Booth. The evangelists, male and female, have military titles according to rank, that of the chief being "General." They wear a uniform, and in their phraseology and mode of work adopt a quasi military style.
Salvationist noun An evangelist, a member, or a recruit, of the Salvation Army.
Salvatory noun [ Late Latin salvatorium , from salvare to save.] A place where things are preserved; a repository. [ R.] Sir M. Hale.
[ Latin , hail, God save you, imperat. of salvere
to be well. Confer Salvo
a volley.] Hail!
Salve transitive verb To say " Salve " to; to greet; to salute.
By this that stranger knight in presence came, Spenser.
And goodly salved them.
[ Anglo-Saxon sealf
ointment; akin to LG. salwe
, Dutch zalve
, Old High German salba
, Danish salve
, Swedish salfva
, Goth. salbōn
to anoint, and probably to Greek (Hesychius) ... oil, ... butter, Sanskrit sarpis
clarified butter. √155, 291.] 1. An adhesive composition or substance to be applied to wounds or sores; a healing ointment. Chaucer. 2. A soothing remedy or antidote.
Counsel or consolation we may bring. Milton. Salve bug (Zoology)
Salve to thy sores.
, a large, stout isopod crustacean ( Æga psora ), parasitic on the halibut and codfish, -- used by fishermen in the preparation of a salve. It becomes about two inches in length.
Salve transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Salved
; present participle & verbal noun Salving
.] [ Anglo-Saxon sealfian
to anoint. See Salve
] 1. To heal by applications or medicaments; to cure by remedial treatment; to apply salve to; as, to salve a wound. Shak. 2. 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 Spenser.
With noble deeds.
What may we do, then, to salve this seeming inconsistence? Milton.
Salve transitive verb & i.
[ See Salvage
] To save, as a ship or goods, from the perils of the sea.
Salver noun One who salves, or uses salve as a remedy; hence, a quacksalver, or quack. [ Obsolete]
[ Confer Salvage
.] A salvor. Skeat.
[ Spanish salva
pregustation, the tasting of viands before they are served, salver, from salvar
to save, to taste, to prove the food or drink of nobles, from Latin salvare
to save. See Save
.] A tray or waiter on which anything is presented.
[ Latin , sage.] (Botany) A genus of plants including the sage. See Sage .
Salvific adjective [ Latin salficus saving; salvus saved, safe + facere to make.] Tending to save or secure safety. [ Obsolete]
; plural Salvos
. [ Latin salvo jure
, literally, the right being reserved. See Safe.
] An exception; a reservation; an excuse.
They admit many salvos , cautions, and reservations. Eikon Basilike.
[ French salve
a discharge of heavy cannon, a volley, Latin salve
hail, imperat. of salvere
to be well, akin to salvus
well. See Safe
.] 1. (Mil.) A concentrated fire from pieces of artillery, as in endeavoring to make a break in a fortification; a volley. 2. A salute paid by a simultaneous, or nearly simultaneous, firing of a number of cannon.
[ See Salvation
] (Law) One who assists in saving a ship or goods at sea, without being under special obligation to do so. Wheaton.
[ Anglo-Saxon same
. See Same
[ Obsolete] "All in that city sam
Samaj noun [ Hind. samāj meeting, assembly, from Sanskrit samāja a community.] A society or congregation; a church or religious body. [ India]
Samara noun [ Latin samara , samera , the seed of the elm.] (Botany) A dry, indehiscent, usually one-seeded, winged fruit, as that of the ash, maple, and elm; a key or key fruit.
Samaritan adjective [ Latin Samaritanus .] Of or pertaining to Samaria, in Palestine. -- noun A native or inhabitant of Samaria; also, the language of Samaria.
Samarium noun [ New Latin , from English samar skite.] (Chemistry) A rare metallic element of doubtful identity. » Samarium was discovered, by means of spectrum analysis, in certain minerals ( samarskite , cerite , etc.), in which it is associated with other elements of the earthy group. It has been confounded with the doubtful elements decipium , philippium , etc., and is possibly a complex mixture of elements not as yet clearly identified. Symbol Sm. Provisional atomic weight 150.2.
Samaroid adjective [ Samara + -oid .] (Botany) Resembling a samara, or winged seed vessel.
Samarskite adjective [ After Samarski , a Russian.] (Min.) A rare mineral having a velvet-black color and submetallic luster. It is a niobate of uranium, iron, and the yttrium and cerium metals.
Sambo noun [ Spanish zambo , sambo .] A colloquial or humorous appellation for a negro; sometimes, the offspring of a black person and a mulatto; a zambo.
Sambo noun [ Spanish zambo bandy- legged, the child of a negro and an Indian; probably of African origin.]
1. A negro; sometimes, the offspring of a black person and a mulatto. [ Colloq. or Humorous] 2. In Central America, an Indian and negro half-breed, or mixed blood.
Samboo noun (Zoology) Same as Sambur .
Sambucus noun [ Latin , an elder tree.] (Botany) A genus of shrubs and trees; the elder.
Sambuke noun [ Latin sambuca , Greek ....] (Mus.) An ancient stringed instrument used by the Greeks, the particular construction of which is unknown.
Sambur noun [ Hind. sāmbar , sābar .] (Zoology) An East Indian deer ( Rusa Aristotelis ) having a mane on its neck. Its antlers have but three prongs. Called also gerow . The name is applied to other species of the genus Rusa , as the Bornean sambur ( R. equina ).
[ Anglo-Saxon same
, adverb ; akin to Old Saxon sama
, adverb , Old High German sam
, adjective , sama
, adverb , Icelandic samr
, adjective , Swedish samme
, Danish samme
, Goth. sama
, Russian samuii
, Greek ..., Sanskrit sama
, Greek ... like, Latin simul
at the same time, similis
like, and English some
, adjective , -some
. √191. Confer Anomalous
, intransitive verb
.] 1. Not different or other; not another or others; identical; unchanged.
Thou art the same , and thy years shall have no end. Ps. cii. 27. 2. Of like kind, species, sort, dimensions, or the like; not differing in character or in the quality or qualities compared; corresponding; not discordant; similar; like.
The ethereal vigor is in all the same . Dryden. 3. Just mentioned, or just about to be mentioned.
What ye know, the same do I know. Job. xiii. 2.
Do but think how well the same he spends, Daniel.
Who spends his blood his country to relieve.
is commonly preceded by the
, or that
and is often used substantively as in the citations above. In a comparative use it is followed by as
Bees like the same odors as we do. Lubbock.
[ He] held the same political opinions with his illustrious friend. Macaulay.
Sameliness noun Sameness, 2. [ R.] Bayne.
1. The state of being the same; identity; absence of difference; near resemblance; correspondence; similarity; as, a sameness of person, of manner, of sound, of appearance, and the like. "A sameness of the terms." Bp. Horsley. 2. Hence, want of variety; tedious monotony. Syn. -- Identity; identicalness; oneness.
Samette noun See Samite .
[ Latin Samius
.] Of or pertaining to the island of Samos.
Fill high the cup with Samian wine. Byron. Samian earth
, a species of clay from Samos, formerly used in medicine as an astringent.
Samian noun A native or inhabitant of Samos.
[ Turk. sam- yeli
; Arabic samm
poison + Turk. yel
wind. Confer Simoom
.] A hot and destructive wind that sometimes blows, in Turkey, from the desert. It is identical with the simoom of Arabia and the kamsin of Syria.
Samiot adjective & noun [ Confer French samiote .] Samian.
Samisen noun [ Jap.] (Mus.) A Japanese musical instrument with three strings, resembling a guitar or banjo.
[ Old French samit
, Late Latin samitum
, from LGr. ..., ... woven with six threads; Greek ... six + ... a thread. See Six
, and confer Dimity
.] A species of silk stuff, or taffeta, generally interwoven with gold. Tennyson.
In silken samite she was light arrayed. Spenser.
[ Confer Salmonet
.] The parr.
Sammier noun A machine for pressing the water from skins in tanning. Knight.