Save



verb (used with object), saved, saving.
1.
to rescue from danger or possible harm, injury, or loss:
to save someone from drowning.
2.
to keep safe, intact, or unhurt; safeguard; preserve:
God save the king.
3.
to keep from being lost:
to save the game.
4.
to avoid the spending, consumption, or waste of:
to save fuel.
5.
to keep, as for reuse:
to save leftovers for tomorrow’s dinner.
6.
to set aside, reserve, or lay by:
to save money.
7.
to treat carefully in order to reduce wear, fatigue, etc.:
to save one’s eyes by reading under proper light.
8.
to prevent the occurrence, use, or necessity of; obviate:
to come early in order to save waiting.
9.
Theology. to deliver from the power and consequences of sin.
10.
Computers. to copy (a file) from RAM onto a disk or other storage medium.
11.
Sports. to stop (a ball or puck) from entering one’s goal.
verb (used without object), saved, saving.
12.
to lay up money as the result of economy or thrift.
13.
to be economical in expenditure.
14.
to preserve something from harm, injury, loss, etc.
15.
to admit of being kept without spoiling, as food.
noun
16.
an act or instance of saving, especially in sports.
17.
Baseball. a statistical credit given a relief pitcher for preserving a team’s victory by holding its lead in a game.
preposition
1.
except; but:
All the guests had left save one.
conjunction
2.
except; but (usually followed by that):
He would have gone, save that he had no means.
noun
1.
Sava.
verb
1.
(transitive) to rescue, preserve, or guard (a person or thing) from danger or harm
2.
to avoid the spending, waste, or loss of (money, possessions, etc)
3.
(transitive) to deliver from sin; redeem
4.
(often foll by up) to set aside or reserve (money, goods, etc) for future use
5.
(transitive) to treat with care so as to avoid or lessen wear or degeneration: use a good light to save your eyes
6.
(transitive) to prevent the necessity for; obviate the trouble of: good work now will save future revision
7.
(transitive) (sport) to prevent (a goal) by stopping (a struck ball or puck)
8.
(intransitive) (mainly US) (of food) to admit of preservation; keep
noun
9.
(sport) the act of saving a goal
10.
(computing) an instruction to write information from the memory onto a tape or disk
preposition
1.
(often foll by for) Also saving. with the exception of
conjunction
2.
but; except

An assembler for the Burroughs 220 by Melvin Conway (see Conway’s Law). The name “SAVE” didn’t stand for anything, it was just that you lost fewer card decks and listings because they all had SAVE written on them.
(1995-01-16)

editor, programming, storage
To copy data to a more permanent form of storage. The term is commonly used for when some kind of document editing application program writes the current document from RAM to a file on hard disk at the request of the user. The implication is that the user might later load the file back into the editor again to view it, print it, or continue editing it. Saving a document makes it safe from the effects of power failure.
The “document” might actually be anything, e.g. a word processor document, the current state of a game, a piece of music, a website, or a memory image of some program being executed (though the term “dump” would probably be more common here).
Data can be saved to any kind of (writable) storage: hard disk, floppy disk, CD-R; either locally or via a network.
A program might save its data without any explicit user request, e.g. periodically as a precaution (“auto save”), or if it forms part of a pipeline of processes which pass data via intermediate files. In the latter case the term suggests all data is written in a single operation whereas “output” might be a continuous flow, in true pipeline fashion.
When copying several files from one storage medium to another, the terms “backup”, “dump”, or “archive” would be used rather than “save”. The term “store” is similar to “save” but typically applies to copying a single item of data, e.g. a number, from a processor’s register to RAM.
A “save” operation saves the document in its native format, e.g. a proprietary word processor format, whereas “save as” (or “export”) saves the same data in a different format, e.g. a plain text file.
(2002-06-07)
SAVE
Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlement

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