Definition of salvation
1a : deliverance from the power and effects of sinb : the agent or means that effects salvationc Christian Science : the realization of the supremacy of infinite Mind over all bringing with it the destruction of the illusion of sin, sickness, and death
2 : liberation from ignorance or illusion
3a : preservation from destruction or failureb : deliverance from danger or difficulty
salvationalplay \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
Examples of salvation in a sentence
Tourism has been the salvation of the island.
we spent the night in the cellar praying for salvation from the tornadoes
Origin and Etymology of salvation
Middle English salvacion, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin salvation-, salvatio, from salvare to save — more at save
First Known Use: 13th century
SALVATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of salvation for English Language Learners
in Christianity : the act of saving someone from sin or evil : the state of being saved from sin or evil
: something that saves someone or something from danger or a difficult situation
SALVATION Defined for Kids
Definition of salvation for Students
1 : the saving of a person from sin or evil
2 : something that saves from danger or difficulty The book was my salvation from boredom.
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