verb (used with object), saved, saving.
to rescue from danger or possible harm, injury, or loss:
to save someone from drowning.
to keep safe, intact, or unhurt; safeguard; preserve:
God save the king.
to keep from being lost:
to save the game.
to avoid the spending, consumption, or waste of:
to save fuel.
to keep, as for reuse:
to save leftovers for tomorrow’s dinner.
to set aside, reserve, or lay by:
to save money.
to treat carefully in order to reduce wear, fatigue, etc.:
to save one’s eyes by reading under proper light.
to prevent the occurrence, use, or necessity of; obviate:
to come early in order to save waiting.
Theology. to deliver from the power and consequences of sin.
Computers. to copy (a file) from RAM onto a disk or other storage medium.
Sports. to stop (a ball or puck) from entering one’s goal.
verb (used without object), saved, saving.
to lay up money as the result of economy or thrift.
to be economical in expenditure.
to preserve something from harm, injury, loss, etc.
to admit of being kept without spoiling, as food.
an act or instance of saving, especially in sports.
Baseball. a statistical credit given a relief pitcher for preserving a team’s victory by holding its lead in a game.
(transitive) to rescue, preserve, or guard (a person or thing) from danger or harm
to avoid the spending, waste, or loss of (money, possessions, etc)
(transitive) to deliver from sin; redeem
(often foll by up) to set aside or reserve (money, goods, etc) for future use
(transitive) to treat with care so as to avoid or lessen wear or degeneration: use a good light to save your eyes
(transitive) to prevent the necessity for; obviate the trouble of: good work now will save future revision
(transitive) (sport) to prevent (a goal) by stopping (a struck ball or puck)
(intransitive) (mainly US) (of food) to admit of preservation; keep
(sport) the act of saving a goal
(computing) an instruction to write information from the memory onto a tape or disk
(often foll by for) Also saving. with the exception of
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noun 1. Thomas. ?1650–1715, English engineer, who built (1698) the first practical steam engine, used to pump water from mines
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. 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, […]
- Save the day
Prevent a misfortune, as in They had forgotten the knife to cut the wedding cake, but Elizabeth arrived with one and saved the day.
- Save up
Accumulate something for a particular purpose, as in Jan had been saving up her allowance for a new bicycle. [ First half of 1800s ]