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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.]


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)
References in classic literature ?
The Savior was represented as a lad of about fifteen
God rest you, merry gentlemen, Let nothing you dismay, For Jesus Christ our Savior Was born on Christmas-day.
Before crossing the bridge which led to Zembin, he confided the fate of his own rear-guard now left in Studzianka to Eble, the savior of all those who survived the calamities of the Beresina.
Did you come here to threaten the savior of France?
Both these extremes are to be avoided; which will be done, if the league of Christians, penned by our Savior himself, were in two cross clauses thereof, soundly and plainly expounded: He that is not with us, is against us; and again, He that is not against us, is with us; that is, if the points fundamental and of substance in religion, were truly discerned and distinguished, from points not merely of faith, but of opinion, order, or good intention.
From Galilee to the birthplace of the Savior, the country is infested with fierce Bedouins, whose sole happiness it is, in this life, to cut and stab and mangle and murder unoffending Christians.
He had taken the body and blood of his Savior, and they had given him strength so that he no longer feared the inevitable passage into the night.
You see that your victory is not a matter for great rejoicing and that you can't be received as a savior.
And I know what carried me on"--for a good reason now occurred to him--"I wanted to be the savior of my family and all that kind of thing.
Again and again, La repeated her summons until singly and in pairs the greater portion of her following approached and halted a short distance away from the High Priestess and her savior.
THEN a girl did not say she LOVED turnips, in just the same tone as she might have said she loved her mother or her Savior.
That, with what he had already, would be enough to start him as an honest man in the new world, when he would ever remember and pray for the dear sister who had been his savior.