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saving

noun

Simple Definition of saving

  • : an amount of something that is not spent or used

  • savings : the amount of money that you have saved especially in a bank over a period of time

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of saving

  1. 1 :  preservation from danger or destruction :  deliverance

  2. 2 :  the act or an instance of economizing

  3. 3a plural :  money put byb :  the excess of income over consumption expenditures —often used in pluralc :  a usually specified lower cost —often used in plural <a savings of 50 percent>

Examples of saving in a sentence

  1. The new system will provide a saving in labor.

  2. How much money do you have in savings?

  3. She has her savings in stocks.

  4. They were able to retire on their savings.



Origin of saving

Middle English, from gerund of saven to save


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with saving


2

saving

preposition

Definition of saving

  1. 1 :  except, save

  2. 2 :  without disrespect to



Examples of saving in a sentence

  1. <saving three members, the club is now fully committed to the fund-raising project>



Origin of saving

Middle English, from present participle of saven


First Known Use: 14th century


3

saving

conjunction

Definition of saving

  1. :  except, save



Examples of saving in a sentence

  1. <I would be ready, saving the fact that I can't find my missing shoe.>



15th Century

First Known Use of saving

15th century



SAVING Defined for Kids

saving

noun sav·ing \ˈsā-viŋ\

Definition of saving for Students

  1. 1 :  something that is not spent, wasted, or lost <a saving in electricity>

  2. 2 savings plural :  money put aside (as in a bank)





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