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saving

noun

Definition of saving

  1. 1 :  preservation from danger or destruction :  deliverance

  2. 2 :  the act or an instance of economizing

  3. 3a savings plural :  money put byb :  the excess of income over consumption expenditures —often used in pluralc :  a usually specified lower cost —often used in plural a savings of 50 percent

Examples of saving in a Sentence

  1. The new system will provide a saving in labor.

  2. How much money do you have in savings?

  3. She has her savings in stocks.

  4. They were able to retire on their savings.

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Origin and Etymology of saving

Middle English, from gerund of saven to save


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saving

preposition

Definition of saving

  1. 1 :  except, save

  2. 2 :  without disrespect to

Examples of saving in a Sentence

  1. saving three members, the club is now fully committed to the fund-raising project

Origin and Etymology of saving

Middle English, from present participle of saven


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saving

conjunction

Definition of saving

  1. :  except, save

Examples of saving in a Sentence

  1. I would be ready, saving the fact that I can't find my missing shoe.

First Known Use of saving

1535



SAVING Defined for English Language Learners

saving

noun

Definition of saving for English Language Learners

  • : an amount of something that is not spent or used

  • savings : the amount of money that you have saved especially in a bank over a period of time


SAVING Defined for Kids

saving

noun sav·ing \ˈsā-viŋ\

Definition of saving for Students

  1. 1 :  something that is not spent, wasted, or lost a saving in electricity

  2. 2 savings plural :  money put aside (as in a bank)



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