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WordNet 2.0
  • (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring
  • "the goalie made a brilliant save"
  • "the relief pitcher got credit for a save"
  • make unnecessary an expenditure or effort
  • "This will save money"
  • "I''ll save you the trouble"
  • "This will save you a lot of time"
  • to keep up and reserve for personal or special use
  • "She saved the old family photographs in a drawer"
  • feather one''s nest
  • have a nest egg
  • "He saves half his salary"
  • spend less
  • buy at a reduced price
  • retain rights to
  • "keep my job for me while I give birth"
  • "keep my seat, please"
  • "keep open the possibility of a merger"
  • spend sparingly, avoid the waste of
  • "This move will save money"
  • "The less fortunate will have to economize now"
  • refrain from harming
  • save from ruin, destruction, or harm
  • save from sins
  • bring into safety
  • "We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack"
save
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
  • 1. The herb sage, or salvia. [Obs.] Chaucer.

  • 1. To make safe; to procure the safety of; to preserve from injury, destruction, or evil of any kind; to rescue from impending danger; as, to save a house from the flames.

    "God save all this fair company." -- Chaucer.

    "He cried, saying, Lord, save me." -- Matt. xiv. 30.

    "Thou hast . . . quitted all to save A world from utter loss." -- Milton.

    2. (Theol.) Specifically, to deliver from sin and its penalty; to rescue from a state of condemnation and spiritual death, and bring into a state of spiritual life.

    "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners." -- 1 Tim. i. 15.

    3. To keep from being spent or lost; to secure from waste or expenditure; to lay up; to reserve.

    "Now save a nation, and now save a groat." -- Pope.

    4. To rescue from something undesirable or hurtful; to prevent from doing something; to spare.

    "I'll save you That labor, sir. All's now done." -- Shak.

    5. To hinder from doing, suffering, or happening; to obviate the necessity of; to prevent; to spare.

    "Will you not speak to save a lady's blush?" -- Dryden.

    6. To hold possession or use of; to escape loss of.

    "Just saving the tide, and putting in a stock of merit." -- Swift.

    To save appearances
    to preserve a decent outside; to avoid exposure of a discreditable state of things.

    Syn. -- To preserve; rescue; deliver; protect; spare; reserve; prevent.

  • 1. To avoid unnecessary expense or expenditure; to prevent waste; to be economical.

    "Brass ordnance saveth in the quantity of the material." -- Bacon.

  • 1. Except; excepting; not including; leaving out; deducting; reserving; saving.

    "Five times received I forty stripes save one." -- 2 Cor. xi. 24.

    Syn. -- See Except.

  • 1. Except; unless.

 

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