Save \save\, v. i
To avoid unnecessary expense or
expenditure; to prevent waste; to be economical
Brass ordnance saveth in the quantity of the material
Save \save\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. saved; p. pr. &
vb. n saving.] [OE. saven, sauven, salven, OF.
salver, sauver, F sauver, L. salvare,
fr. salvus saved, safe. ]
- 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; bring into safety
[syn: carry through, pull through, bring through]
God save all this fair company. --Chaucer
He cried, saying, Lord, save me. --Matt. xiv
Thou hast . . . quitted all to save A world from utter
- (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; from sins, as in religious dogma
[syn: deliver, redeem]
Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners --1
Tim. i 15
- To keep from being spent or lost; to secure from waste or
expenditure; to lay up; to reserve; avoid the spending of
Now save a nation, and now save a groat.
- To rescue from something undesirable or hurtful; to prevent
from doing something; to spare; save from ruin or destruction [syn:
salvage, salve, relieve]
I'll save you That labor, sir. All's now done
- 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?
- To hold possession or use of; to escape loss of
Just saving the tide, and putting in a stock of merit.
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]
- To keep up and reserve for personal or special use: "save
something in case you hit trouble." [syn: preserve, conserve]
- Spend less; buy at a reduced price
- Feather one's nest; have a nest egg; "He saves half his salary"
[syn: lay aside, save up] [ant: squander]
- Make unnecessary an expenditure or effort; "This will save
money"; "I'll save you the trouble"; "This will save you a lot of
time" [syn: make unnecessary]
- Refrain from harming [syn: spare]
- Retain rights to; as of a job or a seat [syn: keep open, hold
Save \save\, n.
- The act of preventing the opposition from scoring (in sports):
"the goalie made a brilliant save"; "the relief pitcher got credit
for a save"
- An herb. [See Sage ]
The herb sage, or salvia. [Obs.] --Chaucer
Save \save\, prep. or conj. [F. sauf, properly
adj., safe. ]
Except; excepting; not including;
leaving out; deducting; reserving; saving
Five times received I forty stripes save one. --2 Cor