Definitions for: Save

[n] the act of preventing the opposition from scoring (in sports); "the goalie made a brilliant save"; "the relief pitcher got credit for a save"
[v] make unnecessary an expenditure or effort; "This will save money"; "I'll save you the trouble"; "This will save you a lot of time"
[v] to keep up and reserve for personal or special use; "She saved the old family photographs in a drawer"
[v] feather one's nest; have a nest egg; "He saves half his salary"
[v] spend less; buy at a reduced price
[v] retain rights to; "keep my job for me while I give birth"; "keep my seat, please"; "keep open the possibility of a merger"
[v] spend sparingly, avoid the waste of; "This move will save money"; "The less fortunate will have to economize now"
[v] refrain from harming
[v] save from ruin or destruction
[v] from sins, as in religious dogma
[v] bring into safety; "We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack"

Webster (1913) Definition: Save, n. [See Sage the herb.]
The herb sage, or salvia. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Save, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Saved; p. pr. & vb. n.
Saving.] [OE. saven, sauven, salven, OF. salver, sauver, F.
sauver, L. salvare, fr. salvus saved, safe. See Safe, a.]
1. 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.

God save all this fair company. --Chaucer.

He cried, saying, Lord, save me. --Matt. xiv.

Thou hast . . . quitted all to save A world from
utter loss. --Milton.

2. (Theol.) 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.

Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.
--1 Tim. i.

3. To keep from being spent or lost; to secure from waste or
expenditure; to lay up; to reserve.

Now save a nation, and now save a groat. --Pope.

4. To rescue from something undesirable or hurtful; to
prevent from doing something; to spare.

I'll save you That labor, sir. All's now done.

5. To hinder from doing, suffering, or happening; to obviate
the necessity of; to prevent; to spare.

Will you not speak to save a lady's blush? --Dryden.

6. To hold possession or use of; to escape loss of.

Just saving the tide, and putting in a stock of
merit. --Swift.

To save appearances, to preserve a decent outside; to avoid
exposure of a discreditable state of things.

Syn: To preserve; rescue; deliver; protect; spare; reserve;

Save, v. i.
To avoid unnecessary expense or expenditure; to prevent
waste; to be economical.

Brass ordnance saveth in the quantity of the material.

Save, prep. or conj. [F. sauf, properly adj., safe. See
Safe, a.]
Except; excepting; not including; leaving out; deducting;
reserving; saving.

Five times received I forty stripes save one. --2 Cor.
xi. 24.

Syn: See Except.

Save, conj.
Except; unless.

Synonyms: bring through, carry through, hold open, keep open, lay aside, make unnecessary, preserve, pull through, redeem, relieve, salvage, salve, save up, spare

Antonyms: blow, squander

See Also: bar, buy, cache, conserve, deliver, drop, economise, economize, embalm, enter, expend, favor, favour, forbear, forbid, foreclose, forestall, hive up, hoard, hold, hold on, husband, keep, lay away, preclude, prevent, prevention, purchase, put down, record, refrain, rescue, reserve, retain, scrimp, skimp, spend, squirrel away, stash, stint

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