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sav·ing

 (sā′vĭng)
n.
1. Rescue from harm, danger, or loss.
2. Avoidance of excess expenditure; economy.
3. A reduction in expenditure or cost.
4. Something saved.
5.
a. savings Money saved: a bank account for savings.
b. savings(used with a sing. verb) Usage Problem An amount of money saved: a rebate that yielded a savings of $50.
6. Law An exception or reservation.
prep.
With the exception of.
conj.
Except; save.
Usage Note: Traditionalists state that one should use the form a saving when referring to an amount of money that is saved. Indeed, that is the form English speakers outside of the United States normally use. In the United States the plural form a savings is widely used with a singular verb (as in A savings of $50 is most welcome). The widespread use of this construction has steadily eroded resistance to it. In our 2005 survey, only 37 percent of the Usage Panel found this sentence unacceptable. This was a considerable decrease from earlier surveys. In 1988, 57 percent rejected a savings, and in 1967, 89 percent rejected it.

saving

(ˈseɪvɪŋ)
adj
1. tending to save or preserve
2. redeeming or compensating (esp in the phrase saving grace)
3. thrifty or economical
4. (Law) law denoting or relating to an exception or reservation: a saving clause in an agreement.
n
5. preservation or redemption, esp from loss or danger
6. economy or avoidance of waste
7. reduction in cost or expenditure: a saving of 100 dollars.
8. anything saved
9. (plural) money saved for future use
10. (Law) law an exception or reservation
prep
with the exception of
conj
except
ˈsavingly adv

sav•ing

(ˈseɪ vɪŋ)

adj.
1. tending or serving to save; rescuing; preserving.
2. compensating; redeeming.
3. thrifty; economical.
4. making a reservation: a saving clause.
n.
5. a reduction or lessening of expenditure or outlay.
6. something that is saved.
7. savings, sums of money saved by economy and laid away.
prep.
8. except.
9. with all due respect to or for.
conj.
10. except; save.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.saving - an act of economizingsaving - an act of economizing; reduction in cost; "it was a small economy to walk to work every day"; "there was a saving of 50 cents"
action - something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
downsizing, retrenchment, curtailment - the reduction of expenditures in order to become financially stable
economy of scale - the saving in cost of production that is due to mass production
2.saving - recovery or preservation from loss or dangersaving - recovery or preservation from loss or danger; "work is the deliverance of mankind"; "a surgeon's job is the saving of lives"
recovery, retrieval - the act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost)
lifesaving - saving the lives of drowning persons; "he took a course in lifesaving"
redemption, salvation - (theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil
reclamation, reformation - rescuing from error and returning to a rightful course; "the reclamation of delinquent children"
salvage - the act of rescuing a ship or its crew or its cargo from a shipwreck or a fire
salvage - the act of saving goods or property that were in danger of damage or destruction
salvation - saving someone or something from harm or from an unpleasant situation; "the salvation of his party was the president's major concern"
search and rescue mission - a rescue mission to search for survivors and to rescue them
3.saving - the activity of protecting something from loss or danger
environmentalism - the activity of protecting the environment from pollution or destruction
protection - the activity of protecting someone or something; "the witnesses demanded police protection"
conservation - the preservation and careful management of the environment and of natural resources
self-preservation - preservation of yourself from harm; a natural or instinctive tendency
reservation - the act of keeping back or setting aside for some future occasion
immobilisation, immobilization - fixation (as by a plaster cast) of a body part in order to promote proper healing; "immobilization of the injured knee was necessary"
Adj.1.saving - bringing about salvation or redemption from sin; "saving faith"; "redemptive (or redeeming) love"
good - morally admirable
2.saving - characterized by thriftiness; "wealthy by inheritance but saving by constitution"- Ellen Glasgow
thrifty - careful and diligent in the use of resources

saving

noun
1. economy, discount, reduction, bargain, cut Use these vouchers for some great savings on holidays
plural noun
1. nest egg, fund, store, reserves, resources, fall-back, provision for a rainy day Many people lost all their savings when the bank collapsed.

saving

adjective
Careful in the use of material resources:
Translations
إدِّخار، تَوْفير
úspora
besparelse
megtakarítás
sparnaîur

saving

[ˈseɪvɪŋ]
A. N
1. (= putting aside) → ahorro m
a policy to encourage saving and investmentuna política para fomentar el ahorro y la inversión
regular saving is the best provision for the futureahorrar con regularidad es la mejor manera de hacer previsiones para el futuro
2. (= economy) → ahorro m
this price represents a saving of £100este precio supone un ahorro de 100 libras
we must make savingstenemos que economizar or hacer economías
this ticket enables you to make a saving on standard rail fareseste billete le supondrá un ahorro con respecto a las tarifas de tren normales
3. savingsahorros mpl
she has savings of £3,000sus ahorros suman 3.000 libras, tiene ahorradas 3.000 libras
life savingslos ahorros de toda una vida
B. ADJ saving grace: his only saving grace was thatlo único que lo salvaba era que ...
C. PREP (= apart from) → salvo, excepto
D. CPD savings account Ncuenta f de ahorros
savings and loan association N (US) → sociedad f de ahorro y préstamo
savings bank Ncaja f de ahorros
savings bond Nbono m de ahorros
savings book Ncartilla f or libreta f de ahorros
savings certificate Nbono m de ahorros
savings stamp Nsello m de ahorros

saving

[ˈseɪvɪŋ]
néconomie f savings
npléconomies fpl
to make savings → faire des économiessaving grace n
the saving grace of sb/sth → ce qui rachète qn/qch
His sense of humour is his saving grace → Il se rachète par son sens de l'humour.savings account n (British)compte m d'épargne (US)compte m de dépôtsavings and loan association savings and loan n (US)société f de crédit immobiliersavings bank ncaisse f d'épargne

saving

adj
(= redeeming) the one saving feature of the schemedas einzig Gute an dem Plan, das Einzige, was für den Plan spricht; its/his saving gracewas einen damit/mit ihm versöhnt
sparsam; she’s not the saving sortsie ist nicht gerade sparsam
saving clauseSicherheitsklausel f, → einschränkende Klausel
n
no pl (= rescue, Rel) → Rettung f
no pl (of money)Sparen nt; to encourage savingzum Sparen ermutigen
(of cost etc, = act) → Einsparung f; (= amount saved)Ersparnis f; how much of a saving is there?wie viel wird eingespart?; we must make savingswir müssen sparen; a considerable saving in time and moneyeine beträchtliche Zeit- und Geldersparnis
savings plErsparnisse pl; (in account) → Spareinlagen pl; post-office savingsPostsparguthaben nt
prep, conj = save2

saving

[ˈseɪvɪŋ]
1. n (of time, money) saving of or inrisparmio di
to make savings → fare economia
2. savings npl (in bank) → risparmi mpl
life savings → i risparmi di tutta una vita
to live on or off one's savings → vivere dei propri risparmi

save1

(seiv) verb
1. to rescue or bring out of danger. He saved his friend from drowning; The house was burnt but he saved the pictures.
2. to keep (money etc) for future use. He's saving (his money) to buy a bicycle; They're saving for a house.
3. to prevent the using or wasting of (money, time, energy etc). Frozen foods save a lot of trouble; I'll telephone and that will save me writing a letter.
4. in football etc, to prevent the opposing team from scoring a goal. The goalkeeper saved six goals.
5. to free from the power of sin and evil.
6. to keep data in the computer.
noun
(in football etc) an act of preventing the opposing team from scoring a goal.
ˈsaver noun
a person or thing that saves, avoids waste etc. The telephone is a great time-saver.
ˈsaving noun
a way of saving money etc or the amount saved in this way. It's a great saving to be able to make one's own clothes.
ˈsavings noun plural
money saved up. He keeps his savings in the bank.
saviour , (American) savior (ˈseivjə) noun
1. (usually with capital) a person or god who saves people from sin, hell etc.
2. a person who rescues a person etc from danger etc. He was the saviour of his country.
saving grace
a good quality that makes up for a fault. His speeches are boring but they have the saving grace of being short.
savings account
an account in a bank or post office on which interest is paid.
savings bank
a bank that receives small savings and gives interest.
save up
to save. He's been saving up for a new bike.
References in periodicals archive ?
Starting Rate of Savings Income Tax - The changes to the starting rate of savings income tax could benefit up to 31,000 savers in N Ireland.
It was also found that savings accounts at online banks pay roughly three times the average interest rate of savings accounts at branch-based institutions, the report added.
The increased rate of savings reflects durability and strength of the economy.