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Definitions of save

  1. bring into safety; "We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. spend sparingly, avoid the waste of; "This move will save money"; "The less fortunate will have to economize now" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. retain rights to; "keep my job for me while I give birth"; "keep my seat, please"; "keep open the possibility of a merger" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. feather one's nest; have a nest egg; "He saves half his salary" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. make unnecessary an expenditure or effort; "This will save money"; "I'll save you the trouble"; "This will save you a lot of time" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. to keep up and reserve for personal or special use; "She saved the old family photographs in a drawer" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. save from ruin or destruction Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. the act of preventing the opposition from scoring (in sports); "the goalie made a brilliant save"; "the relief pitcher got credit for a save" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. spend less; buy at a reduced price Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. refrain from harming Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring; "the goalie made a brilliant save"; "the relief pitcher got credit for a save" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. save from ruin, destruction, or harm Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. save from sins Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. Except. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. The herb sage, or salvia. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To make safe; to procure the safety of; to preserve from injury, destruction, or evil of any kind; to rescue from impending danger; as, to save a house from the flames. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Specifically, to deliver from sin and its penalty; to rescue from a state of condemnation and spiritual death, and bring into a state of spiritual life. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To keep from being spent or lost; to secure from waste or expenditure; to lay up; to reserve. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To rescue from something undesirable or hurtful; to prevent from doing something; to spare. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To hinder from doing, suffering, or happening; to obviate the necessity of; to prevent; to spare. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To hold possession or use of; to escape loss of. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To avoid unnecessary expense or expenditure; to prevent waste; to be economical. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. Except; excepting; not including; leaving out; deducting; reserving; saving. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. Except; unless. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To bring out of danger or preserve from evil; rescue; deliver from spiritual death; prevent; as, to save trouble; to prevent the waste of; as, to save time; lay by; as, to save money. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. To avoid unnecessary expense; to prevent waste; to lay by money. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. Saver. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. To bring safe out of evil: to rescue: to reserve: to spare. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  29. To be economical. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. To preserve; rescue; spare. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  31. To make safe; rescue; protect; preserve. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. Excepting; unless. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. To rescue from danger; to rescue from spiritual ruin and death; to hinder from being spent or lost; to prevent; to lay by; to spare; to keep up. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. To hinder expense. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  35. To preserve from any evil; to rescue; to deliver; to bring out of danger; to preserve from everlasting misery; to hinder from being spent or lost; to prevent; to preserve or lay by; to spare. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  36. Except; not including. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  37. s[=a]v, v.t. to bring safe out of evil: to rescue: to reserve: to spare: to deliver from the power of sin and from its consequences: to husband: to hoard: to be in time for: to obviate, to prevent something worse.--v.i. to be economical.--prep. except.--adjs. SAV'ABLE, SAVE'ABLE.--ns. SAV'ABLENESS; SAVE'-ALL, a contrivance intended to save anything from being wasted.--v.t. SAVE'GUARD (Spens.), to protect.--ns. S[=A]'VER, one who saves; SAVE'-REV'ERENCE, or Sir-reverence, an apologetic phrase in conversation to cover anything offensive.--adj. S[=A]'VING, disposed to save or be economical: incurring no loss: preserving from wrong: frugal: implying a condition, as a saving clause: exceptional: (theol.) securing salvation.--prep. excepting.--n. that which is saved: (pl.) earnings.--adv. S[=A]'VINGLY, so as to secure salvation.--ns. S[=A]'VINGNESS; S[=A]'VINGS-BANK, a bank for the receipt of small deposits by poor persons, and their accumulation at compound interest.--SAVE APPEARANCES, to keep up an appearance of wealth, comfort, or propriety. [Fr. sauver--L. salv[=a]re--salvus, safe.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  38. Rescue, preserve, deliver, from or from danger or misfortune or harm or discredit (saved my life, me from drowning, the State; s. me or God s. me from my friends &c., comment upon well-meant inopportune officiousness; s. us!, excl. of surprise; s. one\'s bacon, face; s. the situation, find or provide way out of difficulty, avert disaster; s. appearances, put a good face on something), (Footb.) prevent opponents from scoring (n., such prevention, as a clever s.); bring about spiritual salvation of, preserve from damnation, (who then can be saved?; the saving of souls); keep for future use, husband, reserve, abstain from expending, lay by money, live economically, (s. one\'s breath, be silent; a saving housekeeper; is saving his strength; has never saved, put by money; you may s. your pains or trouble, need not take, will take in vain), whence saver (1) n., saving (2) n. (usu. in pl.), savingly adv.; relieve (person) from need of expending (money, trouble, &c.) or from exposure to (annoyance &c.), obviate need of, reduce requisite amount of, (that will s. me 50; his secretary saved him much time or labour, many interviews; s. the follow-on in cricket, get enough runs to prevent it; stitch in time saves nine; soap saves rubbing), whence -saver (2) n., -saving a.; avoid losing, be in time for, succeed in catching, (write hurriedly to s. the post; shall we s. the tide?, get in or out while it serves); make reservation concerning, make reservation, (esp. saving clause, containing stipulation of exemption &c.; saving your reverence, apology for unseemly expression &c., cf. s. the mark), (part. as prep.) except, with the exception of, save; s.-all, pan with spike for burning up candle-ends; savings-bank, receiving small deposits from the poor& conducted solely in depositors\' interests (Post-office s.-b., with branches at local post offices). Hence savable a. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  39. Except, but, (with n. in obj. case, or with that clause; archaic, poet., or with formal or pretentious effect in ordinary writing; forty stripes s. one; all s. him, & see conj.; I am well s. that I have a cold). (Conj.; archaic) unless, but, (thou seest no beauty s. thou make it; all the conspirators s. only he; happy s. for one want). [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  40. (esp.) s. one\'s money till one has enough for some special purpose. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  41. prep. Except; excepting; not including. Cabinet Dictionary

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