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save

play
verb \ˈsāv\

Definition of save

saved

;

saving

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to deliver from sinb :  to rescue or deliver from danger or harmc :  to preserve or guard from injury, destruction, or lossd :  to store (data) in a computer or on a storage device save a file Remember to save your work frequently.

  3. 2a :  to put aside as a store or reserve :  accumulate saving money for emergenciesb :  to spend less by save 25 percent

  4. 3a :  to make unnecessary :  avoid it saves an hour's drivingb (1) :  to keep from being lost to an opponent (2) :  to prevent an opponent from scoring or winning

  5. 4 :  maintain, preserve save appearances

  6. intransitive verb
  7. 1 :  to rescue or deliver someone

  8. 2a :  to put aside moneyb :  to avoid unnecessary waste or expense :  economizec :  to spend less money

  9. 3 :  to make a save

savable

or

saveable

play \ˈsā-və-bəl\ adjective

saver

noun

Examples of save in a Sentence

  1. He is trying to save his marriage by going to counseling for his drug addiction.

  2. She saved a tense situation by staying calm.

  3. Thinner computer monitors save space.

  4. She would rather save than spend.

  5. Save a little money for later.

  6. She saves part of her pay every week.

  7. I saved $20,000 for a down payment on the house.

  8. She saved $15 at the grocery store by using coupons.

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Origin and Etymology of save

Middle English, from Anglo-French salver, from Late Latin salvare, from Latin salvus safe — more at safe

Synonym Discussion of save

rescue, deliver, redeem, ransom, reclaim, save mean to set free from confinement or danger. rescue implies freeing from imminent danger by prompt or vigorous action. rescued the crew of a sinking ship deliver implies release usually of a person from confinement, temptation, slavery, or suffering. delivered his people from bondage redeem implies releasing from bondage or penalties by giving what is demanded or necessary. job training designed to redeem school dropouts from chronic unemployment ransom specifically applies to buying out of captivity. tried to ransom the kidnap victim reclaim suggests a bringing back to a former state or condition of someone or something abandoned or debased. reclaimed long-abandoned farms save may replace any of the foregoing terms; it may further imply a preserving or maintaining for usefulness or continued existence. an operation that saved my life

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save

noun

Definition of save

  1. 1 :  a play that prevents an opponent from scoring or winning

  2. 2 :  the action of a relief pitcher in baseball in successfully protecting a team's lead; also :  official credit for a save

Examples of save in a Sentence

  1. The goalie made a spectacular save.

  2. He leads the league in saves.

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First Known Use of save

1883

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save

preposition

Definition of save

  1. :  other than :  but, except no hope save one

Examples of save in a Sentence

  1. We had no hope save one.

  2. everyone save me is going to the party

Origin and Etymology of save

Middle English sauf, from Anglo-French sauve, from sauf, adjective, safe — more at safe


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save

conjunction

Definition of save

  1. 1 :  except for the fact that :  only —used with that of his earlier years little is known, save that he studied violin — J. N. Burk

  2. 2 :  but, except —used before a word often taken to be the subject of a clause no one knows about it save she

Examples of save in a Sentence

  1. Little is known about his early years save that he left home when he was very young.

First Known Use of save

14th century


SAVE Defined for English Language Learners

save

play
verb

Definition of save for English Language Learners

  • : to keep (someone or something) safe : to stop (someone or something) from dying or being hurt, damaged, or lost

  • : to stop (something) from ending or failing : to make (something that is in danger of failing) successful

  • : to keep (something) from being lost or wasted

save

noun

Definition of save for English Language Learners

  • : a play that stops an opponent from scoring a goal

  • baseball of a relief pitcher : the act of keeping a team's lead when replacing another pitcher at the end of a game

save

preposition

Definition of save for English Language Learners

  • : other than : but or except


SAVE Defined for Kids

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save

play
verb \ˈsāv\

Definition of save for Students

saved

;

saving

  1. 1 :  to free or keep from danger or harm He saved a child from drowning.

  2. 2 :  to keep from being ruined :  preserve The group works to save the rain forests.

  3. 3 :  to put aside for later use Save some milk for me.

  4. 4 :  to keep money instead of spending it

  5. 5 :  to keep from being spent, wasted, or lost I'm saving my energy.

  6. 6 :  to make unnecessary Shortcuts save an hour's driving.


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save

play
preposition

Definition of save for Students

  1. :  1except 2 It rained every day save one.



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