American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Rescue from harm, danger, or loss.
- n. Avoidance of excess expenditure; economy.
- n. A reduction in expenditure or cost.
- n. Something saved.
- n. Money saved: a bank account for savings.
- n. Usage Problem An amount of money saved: a rebate that yielded a savings of $50.
- n. Law An exception or reservation.
- prep. With the exception of.
- conj. Except; save.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Economy in expenditure or outlay, or in the use of materials, money, etc.; avoidance or prevention of waste or loss in any operation, especially in expending one's earnings.
- n. A reduction or lessening of expenditure or outlay; an advantage resulting from the avoiding of waste or loss: as, a saving of ten per cent.
- n. plural Sums saved from time to time by the exercise of care and economy; money saved from waste or loss and laid by or hoarded up.
- n. Exception; reservation.
- Preserving from evil or destruction; redeeming.
- Accustomed to save; avoiding unnecessary expenditure or outlay; frugal; economical: as, a saving housekeeper.
- Bringing in returns or receipts the principal or sum invested or expended; incurring no loss, though not profitable: as, the vessel has made a saving run.
- Implying or containing a condition or reservation: as, a saving clause. See clause.
- Excepting; save; unless.
- Regarding; having respect for; with apology to. See reverence.
- n. A reduction in cost or expenditure.
- n. countable, usually plural Something (usually money) that is saved.
- n. uncountable The action of the verb to save.
- n. obsolete exception; reservation
- v. present participle of save.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Preserving; rescuing.
- adj. Avoiding unnecessary expense or waste; frugal; not lavish or wasteful; economical.
- adj. Bringing back in returns or in receipts the sum expended; incurring no loss, though not gainful.
- adj. Making reservation or exception.
- With the exception of; except; excepting; also, without disrespect to.
- n. Something kept from being expended or lost; that which is saved or laid up.
- n. Exception; reservation.
- n. the activity of protecting something from loss or danger
- adj. bringing about salvation or redemption from sin
- n. an act of economizing; reduction in cost
- n. recovery or preservation from loss or danger
- adj. characterized by thriftiness
- From save + -ing. (Wiktionary)
“I've been saving, and saving, and _saving_ for that guinea-pig; and it seems as if I never _should_ have enough, "said Bobbie confidentially.”
“The Connecticut troops will not be prevailed upon to stay longer than their term saving those who have enlisted for the next campaign and mostly on furlough, and such a dirty, mercenary spirit pervades the whole that I should not be at all surprised at any disaster that may happen.”
“The phrase "saving the taxpayer money" cannot be found on either the Freddie Mac or FHFA website.”
“And it is Vicki there to the far left of your screen, Vicki Reggie Kennedy, for the last 17 years, Senator Kennedy's wife and a woman credited with the senator once used the term saving him.”
“Against Thrift, argues that the magic bullet for the nation's problems is for consumers to spend more-a lot more-and rub out the phrase "saving for a rainy day" from the American lexicon.”
“They had this thing planned out and now what you call saving 400 people I call kidnapping because they don ` t find this religion palatable.”
“Hence, in the aggregate the excess of income over consumption, which we call saving, cannot differ from the addition to capital equipment which we call investment.”
“Thus the act of investment in itself cannot help causing the residual or margin, which we call saving, to increase by a corresponding amount.”
“There is a dramatic difference, even though we may use the same words, between what they call saving Social Security, saving Medicare, paying down the national debt, patient bill of rights.”
“It means, therefore, that the saving is achieved by paying less salaries to our teachers and that our school buildings are deficient in many ways by not having laboratories, gymnasiums, cafeterias etc ....”
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