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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 ?
For the peace that is from above, and for the salvation of our souls.
MY friend," said a distinguished officer of the Salvation Army, to a Most Wicked Sinner, "I was once a drunkard, a thief, an assassin.
Sir," replied Bazin, "the true friends of a Christian are those who aid him in working out his salvation, not those who hinder him in doing so.