from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To rescue from harm, danger, or loss.
- transitive v. To set free from the consequences of sin; redeem.
- transitive v. To keep in a safe condition; safeguard.
- transitive v. To prevent the waste or loss of; conserve.
- transitive v. To avoid spending (money) so as to keep or accumulate it.
- transitive v. To avoid spending (money or time) in an amount less than what circumstances normally require: saved $25 at the sale; saved 15 minutes by taking a shortcut.
- transitive v. To set aside for future use; store.
- transitive v. To treat with care by avoiding fatigue, wear, or damage; spare: save one's eyesight.
- transitive v. To make unnecessary; obviate: Your taking the trunk to the attic has saved me an extra trip.
- transitive v. Sports To prevent (a goal) from being scored by an opponent.
- transitive v. To preserve a victory in (a game).
- transitive v. Baseball To preserve (another pitcher's win) by protecting one's team's lead during a stint of relief pitching.
- transitive v. Computer Science To copy (a file) from a computer's main memory to a storage medium.
- intransitive v. To avoid waste or expense; economize.
- intransitive v. To accumulate money: saving for a vacation.
- intransitive v. To preserve a person or thing from harm or loss.
- n. Sports An act that prevents an opponent from scoring.
- n. Baseball A preservation by a relief pitcher of another pitcher's win.
- idiom save (one's) breath To refrain from a futile appeal or effort: Save your breath; you can't dissuade them.
- prep. With the exception of; except: "No man enjoys self-reproach save a masochist” ( Philip Wylie).
- conj. Were it not; except: The house would be finished by now, save that we had difficulty contracting a roofer.
- conj. Unless.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. In various sports, a block that prevents an opponent from scoring.
- n. When a relief pitcher comes into a game with a 3 run or less lead, and his team wins while continually being ahead.
- n. A point in a professional wrestling match when one or more wrestlers run to the ring to aid a fellow wrestler who is being beaten.
- n. The act, process, or result of saving data to a storage medium.
- v. To help (somebody) to survive, or keep (somebody) from harm.
- v. To keep (something) safe; to safeguard.
- v. To store for future use.
- v. To conserve or prevent the wasting of.
- v. To obviate or make unnecessary.
- v. To write a file to disk or other storage medium.
- v. To redeem or protect someone from eternal damnation.
- v. To economize or avoid waste.
- v. To accumulate money or valuables.
- v. To catch or deflect (a shot at goal).
- prep. Except; with the exception of.
- conj. unless; except
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The herb sage, or salvia.
- transitive v. To make safe; to procure the safety of; to preserve from injury, destruction, or evil of any kind; to rescue from impending danger.
- transitive v. 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.
- transitive v. To keep from being spent or lost; to secure from waste or expenditure; to lay up; to reserve.
- transitive v. To rescue from something undesirable or hurtful; to prevent from doing something; to spare.
- transitive v. To hinder from doing, suffering, or happening; to obviate the necessity of; to prevent; to spare.
- transitive v. To hold possession or use of; to escape loss of.
- intransitive v. To avoid unnecessary expense or expenditure; to prevent waste; to be economical.
- Except; excepting; not including; leaving out; deducting; reserving; saving.
- conj. Except; unless.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To preserve from danger, injury, loss, destruction, or evil of any kind; wrest or keep from impending danger; rescue: as, to save a house from burning, or a man from drowning; to save a family from ruin.
- To deliver from the power and penal consequences of sin; rescue from sin and spiritual death.
- To deliver; defend.
- To spare: as, to save one's self much trouble and expense.
- To use or preserve with frugal care; keep fresh or good, as for future use; husband: as, to save one's clothes; to save one's strength for a final effort.
- To avoid, curtail, or lessen; especially, to lessen waste in or of; economize: as, to save time, expense, or labor.
- To lay by, little by little, and as the result of frugal care; lay up; hoard: as, he has saved quite a good sum out of his scanty earnings.
- To take advantage of; utilize; avoid missing or losing; be in time for; catch: as, to save the tide.
- To prevent the occurrence, use, or necessity of; obviate: as, a stitch in time saves nine.
- Synonyms and To redeem.
- To protect.
- To be economical; keep from spending; spare.
- To be capable of preservation: said of fish: as, to save well.
- Except; not including; leaving out of account; unless.
- n. The herb sage or salvia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. retain rights to
- n. (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring
- v. make unnecessary an expenditure or effort
- v. spend sparingly, avoid the waste of
- v. refrain from harming
- v. accumulate money for future use
- v. to keep up and reserve for personal or special use
- v. spend less; buy at a reduced price
- v. bring into safety
- v. save from ruin, destruction, or harm
- v. save from sins
- v. record data on a computer
Middle English saven, from Old French sauver, from Late Latin salvāre, from Latin salvus, safe; see sol- in Indo-European roots.
Middle English, from Old French sauf, from Latin salvō, ablative sing. of salvus, safe; see sol- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
(First attested 1175–1225) From Middle English saven, sauven, from Old French sauver, from Late Latin salvāre ("to save") (Wiktionary)