Definition of savior
1 : one that saves from danger or destruction
2 : one who brings salvation; specifically, capitalized : jesus 1
Examples of savior in a Sentence
We all felt that she was our savior.
the policeman proved to be our savior, arriving on the scene just as we were about to be mugged
Recent Examples of savior from the Web
The planet's savior could be an unmanned spacecraft that would zero in on a massive asteroid headed our way and, basically, ram it, thus altering its trajectory away from Earth.
Neither is something to brag about, and hardly the savior of the rotation that the Reds had hoped to see.
Don’t expect these mining cards to be a savior though.
For both Bonnie Morales of Portland, Oregon’s Kachka and Laurel Almerinda, director of bakery operations for the Rustic Canyon restaurant group in California, Mountain Rose Herbs is a savior for super obscure organic herbs and spices.
On current evidence, however, there is no sign of that kind of savior riding to the rescue.
If there is no apocalypse, Lindelof’s world doesn’t need a savior.
Based on the 2005 film about a struggling English shoe factory owner who finds an unlikely savior and friend in a drag queen, the show won several Tony awards in 2013, including best musical and best original score for Lauper.
Volcano Bay’s aquatic saviors wear shirts that only say Guard.
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Origin and Etymology of savior
Middle English saveour, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin salvator, from salvare to save
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
SAVIOR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of savior for English Language Learners
: someone who saves something or someone from danger, harm, failure, etc.
Savior —used by Christians to refer to Jesus Christ
SAVIOR Defined for Kids
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