noun sav·ior \ˈsāv-yər also -ˌyr\

: someone who saves something or someone from danger, harm, failure, etc.

Savior —used by Christians to refer to Jesus Christ

Full Definition of SAVIOR

:  one that saves from danger or destruction
:  one who brings salvation; specifically capitalized :  jesus 1

Variants of SAVIOR

sav·ior or sav·iour \ˈsāv-yər also -ˌyr\

Examples of SAVIOR

  1. We all felt that she was our savior.
  2. <the policeman proved to be our savior, arriving on the scene just as we were about to be mugged>

Origin of SAVIOR

Middle English saveour, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin salvator, from salvare to save
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Christian Religious Terms

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SAVIOR Defined for Kids


noun sav·ior \ˈsāv-yər\

Definition of SAVIOR for Kids

:  a person who saves someone or something from danger or harm
cap :  jesus christ

Variants of SAVIOR

sav·ior or sav·iour \ˈsāv-yər\


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