lifesaver

noun life·sav·er \ ˈlīf-ˌsā-vər \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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

  1. a surgical procedure that has been a lifesaver for many people

  2. This multipurpose tool can be a real lifesaver when something needs fixing.

  3. Frozen dinners can be lifesavers for busy parents.

  4. Thanks so much for offering to help. You're a real lifesaver!

Recent Examples of lifesaver from the Web

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First Known Use of lifesaver

1887


LIFESAVER Defined for English Language Learners

lifesaver

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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

lifesaver

noun life·sav·er \ ˈlīf-ˌsā-vər \

Definition of lifesaver for Students

: someone or something that provides greatly needed help


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