salve

interj.

  1. Hail!

v. t.

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

n.

  1. An adhesive composition or substance to be applied to wounds or sores; a healing ointment.
  2. A soothing remedy or antidote.
  3. To heal by applications or medicaments; to cure by remedial treatment; to apply salve to; as, to salve a wound.
  4. 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.

v. t. & i.

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