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1. One that saves a life.
2. See lifeguard.
3. One that provides help in a crisis or emergency.
4. A life preserver shaped like a ring.

life′sav′ing n.


(ˈlaɪfˌseɪ vər)

1. one who rescues another from danger of death, esp. from drowning.
2. one that saves a person, as from a difficult situation or critical moment.
life′sav`ing, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lifesaver - an attendant employed at a beach or pool to protect swimmers from accidentslifesaver - an attendant employed at a beach or pool to protect swimmers from accidents
attendant, attender, tender - someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
2.lifesaver - a life preserver in the form of a ring of buoyant materiallifesaver - a life preserver in the form of a ring of buoyant material
breeches buoy - a life buoy in the form of a ring with short breeches for support; used to transfer people from a ship
flotation device, life preserver, preserver - rescue equipment consisting of a buoyant belt or jacket to keep a person from drowning
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Union Pacific's rail-safety awareness campaign with Operation Lifesaver included a train ride for an ill 6-year-old boy in Ector County, Texas.
Sarah Thomas, schools development officer for St John Wales, said: "The Young Lifesaver of the Year Awards are a fantastic way of celebrating the extraordinary achievements of young people, who have had the presence of mind to react quickly in emergency situations.
There seems to be no commitment to Operation Lifesaver at all.
Since the introduction of Lifesaver we are in the business of seeking these drivers out.
The Young Lifesaver is also ideal to teach first aid to members of youth organisations, including Guides, Scouts and youth club members.
Operation Lifesaver, a nonprofit program now in 49 states and Canada, was first launched in 1972 in Idaho to increase public awareness of highway-rail grade crossing dangers.
The company has already received serious interest in LIFESAVER machines from several countries in Africa, as well as Nepal, Spain and Mexico.
To be eligible for the Lifesaver Transfer Scholarship, applicants must be able to meet at least one of the following criteria:
There, in quarter-inch decrements, each had progressed from 1-inch rings to those with the Lifesaver holes.
Peter Larsen, Wellington School of Medicine and medical director to the Wellington LifeSaver Trust PAD program.
Oaxaca and local law enforcement agencies were taking part in ``Operation Lifesaver,'' a nationwide, nonprofit public information program to reduce train-related collisions and fatalities.
WGU Texas, an online, competency-based university recognized for its quality and affordability, is offering those students a lifeline: the WGU Texas Lifesaver Transfer Scholarship.