saving

noun
sav·​ing | \ ˈsā-viŋ How to pronounce saving (audio) \

Definition of saving

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : preservation from danger or destruction : deliverance
2 : the act or an instance of economizing
3a savings plural : money put by
b : the excess of income over consumption expenditures often used in plural
c : a usually specified lower cost often used in plurala savings of 50 percent

Definition of saving (Entry 2 of 3)

2 : without disrespect to

Definition of saving (Entry 3 of 3)

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Examples of saving in a Sentence

Noun The new system will provide a saving in labor. How much money do you have in savings? She has her savings in stocks. They were able to retire on their savings. Preposition saving three members, the club is now fully committed to the fund-raising project Conjunction I would be ready, saving the fact that I can't find my missing shoe.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The harsher rules follow a rush into stocks this year by domestic investors, seeking alternatives to the low interest paid by bank accounts, their traditional method of saving, in the face of rising inflation. Taylan Bilgic, Bloomberg.com, "Istanbul Bourse Steps Up Punishments for ‘Misleading Commentary’," 18 Sep. 2020 That proud feeling that comes with switching and saving. Steven Lemongello, orlandosentinel.com, "Watch live: DeSantis press briefing at Clay County Sheriff’s Office," 1 Sep. 2020 Hoarding, in the form of saving and investment, is regarded as smart and morally upright. Eula Biss, The New Yorker, "A House Is Not a Home," 30 Aug. 2020 That proud feeling that comes with switching and saving. cleveland, "The Plain Dealer’s front page for August 30, 2020," 30 Aug. 2020 Students not being in the building has resulted in the district saving costs in various places, such as transportation. James T. Norman, chicagotribune.com, "District 120 approves budget for new fiscal year," 11 Sep. 2020 States that would prefer year-round daylight saving time are mostly out of luck — US federal law does not allow it. Jen Smith, CNN, "Changing the clocks is a bad idea — and it should end, sleep experts say," 3 Sep. 2020 That proud feeling that comes with switching and saving. Steven Lemongello, orlandosentinel.com, "Watch live: DeSantis press briefing at Clay County Sheriff’s Office," 1 Sep. 2020 That proud feeling that comes with switching and saving. cleveland, "The Plain Dealer’s front page for August 30, 2020," 30 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of saving

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Preposition

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Conjunction

1535, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for saving

Noun

Middle English, from gerund of saven to save

Preposition

Middle English, from present participle of saven

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Time Traveler for saving

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The first known use of saving was in the 14th century

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27 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Saving.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saving. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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More Definitions for saving

saving

noun
How to pronounce saving (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of saving

: an amount of something that is not spent or used
: the amount of money that you have saved especially in a bank over a period of time

saving

noun
sav·​ing | \ ˈsā-viŋ \

Kids Definition of saving

1 : something that is not spent, wasted, or lost a saving in electricity
2 savings plural : money put aside (as in a bank)

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