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save 1

v. saved, sav·ing, saves
a. To rescue from harm, danger, or loss: The lifeguard saved the struggling swimmer.
b. To prevent from dying: The doctors saved the patient.
c. To set free from the consequences of sin; redeem: prayed to save his soul.
2. To keep in a safe or healthy condition: God save King Richard!
a. To hold back for future use: saved his best song for the encore.
b. To avoid spending (money) so as to keep or accumulate it.
c. To avoid spending (money or time) in an amount less than what circumstances normally require: saved $25 at the sale; saved 15 minutes by taking a shortcut.
d. To prevent the waste or loss of; conserve: bought an efficient device that saves electricity.
e. To treat with care by avoiding fatigue, wear, or damage; spare: wore sunglasses to save his eyesight.
a. To make unnecessary; obviate: By carrying two bags you can save an extra trip.
b. To spare (someone) from having to do something.
a. Sports To prevent (a goal) from being scored by blocking a shot. Used of a goalie.
b. To prevent an opponent from scoring (a point).
c. To preserve a victory in (a game).
d. Baseball To preserve (another pitcher's win) by protecting one's team's lead during a stint of relief pitching.
6. Computers To copy (a file) from a computer's main memory to a disk or other storage medium.
1. To avoid waste or expense; economize.
2. To accumulate money: saving for a vacation.
3. To preserve a person or thing from harm or loss.
1. Sports An act that prevents a ball or puck from entering a goal.
2. Baseball A preservation by a relief pitcher of another pitcher's win.
save (one's) breath
To refrain from a futile appeal or effort: Save your breath; you can't dissuade them.

[Middle English saven, from Old French sauver, from Late Latin salvāre, from Latin salvus, safe; see sol- in Indo-European roots.]

sav′a·ble, save′a·ble adj.
sav′er n.
Synonyms: save1, rescue, reclaim, redeem, deliver
These verbs mean freeing a person or thing from danger, evil, confinement, or servitude. Save is the most general: The smallpox vaccine has saved many lives. A police officer saved the tourist from being cheated. Rescue usually implies saving from immediate harm or danger by direct action: rescue a rare manuscript from a fire. Reclaim can mean to bring a person back, as from error to virtue or to right or proper conduct: "To reclaim me from this course of life was the sole cause of his journey to London" (Henry Fielding).
To redeem is to free someone from captivity or the consequences of sin or error; the term can imply the expenditure of money or effort: The amount paid to redeem the captured duke was enormous. Deliver applies to liberating people from something such as captivity, misery, or peril: "consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human efforts will deliver them" (George Washington).

save 2

With the exception of; except: "No man enjoys self-reproach save a masochist" (Philip Wylie).
1. Were it not; except: The house would be finished by now, save that we had difficulty contracting a roofer.
2. Unless.

[Middle English, from Old French sauf, from Latin salvō, ablative sing. of salvus, safe; see sol- in Indo-European roots.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.saver - someone who saves something from danger or violencesaver - someone who saves something from danger or violence
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
salvager, salvor - someone who salvages
succorer, succourer - someone who gives help in times of need or distress or difficulty
2.saver - someone who saves (especially money)
economiser, economizer - a frugal person who limits spending and avoids waste
hoarder - a person who accumulates things and hides them away for future use
possessor, owner - a person who owns something; "they are searching for the owner of the car"; "who is the owner of that friendly smile?"
e-î/e-r sem sparar


[ˈseɪvəʳ] N
1. (= person) (having account) → ahorrador(a) m/f; (by nature) → persona f ahorrativa, persona f ahorradora
2. (= ticket) → billete-abono m


[ˈseɪvər] n (= person saving) (as opposed to borrower)épargnant(e) m/f


Retter(in) m(f); a saver of livesein Lebensretter m, → eine Lebensretterin
(with money) → Sparer(in) m(f)


[ˈseɪvəʳ] nrisparmiatore/trice


(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.
(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 classic literature ?
They're great savers of candles along our coast; and they go to bed early at Cobb's Hole.
He kept near, as if it could be a saver of lives, and an imploring cry went from his mind.
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