Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person who rescues another from harm, danger, or loss.
  • noun Christianity Jesus.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who saves, rescues, delivers, or redeems from danger, death, or destruction; a deliverer; a redeemer.
  • noun Specifically [capitalized] One of the appellations given to God or to Jesus Christ as the one who saves from the power and penalty of sin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who saves, preserves, or delivers from destruction or danger.
  • noun Specifically: The (or our, your, etc.) Savior, he who brings salvation to men; Jesus Christ, the Redeemer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person who rescues another from harm.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
  • noun a person who rescues you from harm or danger

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English saviour, from Old French sauveour, from Late Latin salvātor, from salvāre, to save; see save.]

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First attested in 1300. From Middle English saviour, from Old French sauveour, from Late Latin salvātor, from salvāre.

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