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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who rescues another from harm.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who saves, rescues, delivers, or redeems from danger, death, or destruction; a deliverer; a redeemer.
  • n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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)
  • n. a person who rescues you from harm or danger

Etymologies

Middle English saviour, from Old French sauveour, from Late Latin salvātor, from salvāre, to save; see save1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
First attested in 1300. From Middle English saviour, from Old French sauveour, from Late Latin salvātor, from salvāre. (Wiktionary)

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