Definition of lifesaver
1 : one trained to save lives of drowning persons
2 : one that is at once timely and effective in time of distress or need
Examples of lifesaver in a Sentence
a surgical procedure that has been a lifesaver for many people
This multipurpose tool can be a real lifesaver when something needs fixing.
Frozen dinners can be lifesavers for busy parents.
Thanks so much for offering to help. You're a real lifesaver!
Recent Examples of lifesaver from the Web
These are available at multiple beaches, along with traditional lifesaver rings and lots of signs.
These colonoscopies can be a lifesaver: 9 out 10 people who are diagnosed with colon cancer early are cured, says Dr. Grady.
The new, quick meals were a lifesaver; Justice's mother was all about them.
Jackson, Lindsey and Minor all say that The Lord's Pantry has been a lifesaver for them, and Minor and Jackson both work at the pantry each month, helping pack food bags and hand them out to other recipients.
Beyond a path of wood slabs dropped in the sand, white-haired men sit on barstools the colors of lifesavers, their glasses as hipster-chic as the twentysomethings gathered around buckets of icy rosé.
The drilling revival in the Montney has been a lifesaver for Grimes Well Servicing, which increased its winter workforce to 80 from 50 a year earlier.
Sean Cripe says the tragic way his son lost his life could be someone else's lifesaver.
Being seen at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Downers Grove was a lifesaver for both Karen Putman, 75, and her husband, Edwin Toloczko, 95.
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First Known Use of lifesaver
LIFESAVER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lifesaver for English Language Learners
: something that saves a person's life
: something or someone which provides help that is badly needed
LIFESAVER Defined for Kids
Definition of lifesaver for Students
: someone or something that provides greatly needed help
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