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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.

 

Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience it is necessary for us to do the opposite, that is to commence with experience and from this to proceed to investigate the reason.

Leonardo da Vinci
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