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a person who saves from danger or destruction, one who rescues or delivers
Not to be confused with:
saver – a person who saves, especially money
savor – a characteristic taste, flavor, etc.; to appreciate or enjoy the taste of; to enjoy an experience
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1. A person who rescues another from harm, danger, or loss.
2. Savior Christianity Jesus.

[Middle English saviour, from Old French sauveour, from Late Latin salvātor, from salvāre, to save; see save1.]
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or sav•iour

(ˈseɪv yər)

1. a person who saves, rescues, or delivers: the savior of the country.
2. (cap.) a title of God, esp. of Jesus.
[1250–1300; Middle English saveour, sauveur < Old French sauvëour < Late Latin salvātor=salvā(re) to save1 + Latin -tor -tor]
usage: See -or1.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.savior - a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in NazarethSavior - a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
2.savior - a person who rescues you from harm or dangersavior - a person who rescues you from harm or danger
messiah, christ - any expected deliverer
benefactor, helper - a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)
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References in classic literature ?
First, during the ceremonies on Good Friday, the day when Christ was crucified, the cross which stood all the year above the altar, bearing the Savior's figure, was taken down and laid beneath the altar, a dramatic symbol of the Death and Burial; and two days later, on 'the third day' of the Bible phraseology, that is on Easter Sunday, as the story of the Resurrection was chanted by the choir, the cross was uncovered and replaced, amid the rejoicings of the congregation.
Little by little, probably, as time passed, this Easter scene was further enlarged, in part by additions from the closing incidents of the Savior's life.
The church has the mission, like Peter, to proclaim Jesus as Messiah and Savior. But just as there is a long way from personally professing Jesus as Savior to really experiencing him as Savior, there seems to be a long way between proclaiming him as Savior and really letting him be the Savior of his spouse, the church.
San Antonio, TX, October 29, 2011 --( The new Drunk Text Savior App has just been launched by Rocket Tier LLC to provide much needed relief to the party animals throughout the world.
Pastor Hintze had served Our Savior Lutheran Church in Westminster for the past 37 years.
San Diego, CA, June 08, 2011 --( The feature story for the June 2011 NUG Magazine is entitled "Charles Manson and ATWA." In an exclusive interview, freelance writers Kelly & Crystal Hutchinson were able to obtain some insight from Charles Manson, along with friends Gray Wolf and Star, on his music, ATWA, and the Savior Project.
Sarah was a registered nurse in Worcester, before retiring and a long-time member of the Armenian Church of Our Savior.
Gladys was a member of the Armenian Church of Our Savior and its Womans Guild.
The Funeral Service will be held Monday, October 15 at 11 AM in the Armenian Church of Our Savior, 87 Salisbury St.
In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to UMass-Memorial Hospice in care of The Foundation, 333 South St., Shrewsbury, MA 01545 or to the Armenian Church of Our Savior, 87 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA 01609.
Stazy wishes to express her sincere appreciation to her beloved grandson Ronald Smith and family for the unending care afforded to her and also appreciation to niece Carla Roy and members of Our Savior Lutheran Church and many friends and neighbors.
She was a member of Armenian Church of Our Savior. Rose loved making her family happy.