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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)
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.
Richard explains to Carol and Morgan that The Kingdom has a good deal with Negan and The Saviors - they bring the Saviors food, and Negan won't kill them - but Richard doesn't trust The Saviors.
The notion of saviors and the power of a mass belief in the unproven add an interesting element, and, although set in a time long ago, Flea and his friends talk and act in a modern way that is easily relatable.
Chicago, IL, February 06, 2014 --( WDM Ministry Commemorates Saviors Day
World saviors and messiahs of the Roman Empire, 28 BCE-135 CE; the Soterial age.
"Savior Syndrome." Business saviors believe they are personally responsible for a company's success.
No Saints, No Saviors: My Years With The Allman Brothers Band by Willie Perkins (President of Republic Artists Management) is based on the authors' direct involvement with The Allman Brothers Band from 1970 to 1976, and with Gregg Allman from 1983 to 1989.
The dividing line did not run, as he sometimes implies, between hardheaded, national-interest advocates and mushy would-be world saviors. It ran between those who believed that the national interest of the United States required action to prevent Hitler from taking over Europe and those who believed that the United States could live at peace with a Nazi Europe.