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sal·va·tion

 (săl-vā′shən)
n.
1.
a. Preservation or deliverance from destruction, difficulty, or evil.
b. A source, means, or cause of such preservation or deliverance.
2. Theology
a. Deliverance from the power or penalty of sin; redemption.
b. In religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism, deliverance from the cycle of rebirth and suffering.
c. The agent or means that brings about such deliverance.

[Middle English savacioun, from Old French sauvacion, from Late Latin salvātiō, salvātiōn-, from salvātus, past participle of salvāre, to save; see salvage.]

sal·va′tion·al adj.

salvation

(sælˈveɪʃən)
n
1. the act of preserving or the state of being preserved from harm
2. a person or thing that is the means of preserving from harm
3. (Theology) Christianity deliverance by redemption from the power of sin and from the penalties ensuing from it
4. (Theology) Christian Science the realization that Life, Truth, and Love are supreme and that they can destroy such illusions as sin, death, etc
[C13: from Old French sauvacion, from Late Latin salvātiō, from Latin salvātus saved, from salvāre to save1]
salˈvational adj

sal•va•tion

(sælˈveɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of saving or protecting from harm, risk, loss, etc.
2. the state of being so saved or protected: the company's salvation from bankruptcy.
3. a source, cause, or means of being saved or protected from harm, risk, etc.
4. Theol. deliverance from the power and penalty of sin; redemption.
[1175–1225; Middle English salvatio(u)n, earlier sa(u)vaciun, sauvacion (< Old French sauvacion) < Late Latin salvātiō=salvā(re) to save1 + Latin -tiō -tion]
sal•va′tion•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.salvation - (theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evilsalvation - (theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil
deliverance, rescue, saving, delivery - recovery or preservation from loss or danger; "work is the deliverance of mankind"; "a surgeon's job is the saving of lives"
remission of sin, absolution, remittal, remission - the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance
spiritual rebirth, conversion, rebirth - a spiritual enlightenment causing a person to lead a new life
atonement, expiation, propitiation - the act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity)
theology, divinity - the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth
2.salvation - a means of preserving from harm or unpleasantness; "tourism was their economic salvation"; "they turned to individualism as their salvation"
means, way, agency - how a result is obtained or an end is achieved; "a means of control"; "an example is the best agency of instruction"; "the true way to success"
3.salvation - the state of being saved or preserved from harm
safety - the state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions; "insure the safety of the children"; "the reciprocal of safety is risk"
4.salvation - saving someone or something from harm or from an unpleasant situation; "the salvation of his party was the president's major concern"
deliverance, rescue, saving, delivery - recovery or preservation from loss or danger; "work is the deliverance of mankind"; "a surgeon's job is the saving of lives"

salvation

noun
1. saving, help, rescue, recovery, restoration, salvage, redemption, deliverance those whose marriages are beyond salvation
saving loss, ruin, doom, condemnation, downfall
2. lifeline, escape, relief, preservation I consider books my salvation.
Quotations
"Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling" Bible: Philippians

salvation

noun
Extrication from danger or confinement:
Translations
إنْقاذخَلاص
spása
frelseredning
üdvösség
björg, òaî sem bjargarsáluhjálp, frelsun
glābiņšglābšanapestīšana
günahtan kurtarmakurtuluş

salvation

[sælˈveɪʃən]
A. Nsalvación f
B. CPD Salvation Army NEjército m de Salvación

salvation

[sælˈveɪʃən] n
(religious)salut m
(= rescue) → salut m
I consider books to be my salvation → Je considère que je dois mon salut aux livres.
to be the salvation of sth/sb → sauver qch/qn

salvation

n (= act of saving)Rettung f; (= state of being saved also, esp Rel)Heil nt; he found salvation in the Churcher fand sein Heil in der Kirche; he found salvation in his workdie Arbeit war seine Rettung; the path to salvationder Weg des Heils; you were/that was my salvationdu warst/das war meine Rettung; everyone has to work out his own salvationjeder muss für sein eigenes Heil sorgen

salvation

[sælˈveɪʃn] nsalvezza

salvation

(sӕlˈveiʃən) noun
1. in religion, the freeing of a person from sin or the saving of his soul.
2. the cause, means, or act of saving. This delay was the salvation of the army.
References in classic literature ?
Girls do it every day, poor things, and are taught to think it is their only salvation, but you had better lessons, and though I trembled for you at one time, I was not disappointed, for the daughter was true to the mother's teaching.
If thou feelest it to be for thy soul's peace, and that thy earthly punishment will thereby be made more effectual to salvation, I charge thee to speak out the name of thy fellow-sinner and fellow-sufferer
Your only salvation lies in eluding it; but if it comes sideways through the opposing water, then partly owing to the light buoyancy of the whaleboat, and the elasticity of its materials, a cracked rib or a dashed plank or two, a sort of stitch in the side, is generally the most serious result.
It is to you that I come with my message of salvation, it is to you that I appeal.
It is certain, however, that although the difference to the outward eye was very small, it nevertheless existed, and she was less censorious in her treatment of Rebecca, less harsh in her judgments, more hopeful of final salvation for her.
The man who robs me of my earnings at the end of each week meets me as a class-leader on Sunday morning, to show me the way of life, and the path of salvation.
Teachers, you must watch her: keep your eyes on her movements, weigh well her words, scrutinise her actions, punish her body to save her soul: if, indeed, such salvation be possible, for (my tongue falters while I tell it) this girl, this child, the native of a Christian land, worse than many a little heathen who says its prayers to Brahma and kneels before Juggernaut--this girl is--a liar
Miss Cathy's riven th' back off 'Th' Helmet o' Salvation,' un' Heathcliff's pawsed his fit into t' first part o' 'T' Brooad Way to Destruction
All I can tell you is, that my father was the salvation of that young officer under very dreadful circumstances.
But hee the seventh from thee, whom thou beheldst The onely righteous in a World perverse, And therefore hated, therefore so beset With Foes for daring single to be just, And utter odious Truth, that God would come To judge them with his Saints: Him the most High Rapt in a balmie Cloud with winged Steeds Did, as thou sawst, receave, to walk with God High in Salvation and the Climes of bliss, Exempt from Death; to shew thee what reward Awaits the good, the rest what punishment; Which now direct thine eyes and soon behold.
And if I do so,'' said the Templar, ``it concerns not thee, who art no believer in the blessed sign of our salvation.
Erskine is a poor man, and in his comfortable poverty--save the mark--lies your salvation from the baseness of marrying for wealth and position; a baseness of which women of your class stand in constant peril.