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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


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.]


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.
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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