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
But even more important will be for the Iraqi government to address the grievances and distrust that encouraged some to initially welcome the militants as saviors.
The fuel was once viewed—particularly in Europe—as a potential savior, since diesel engines offer much better fuel economy and emit much less CO2 per mile than engines that run on gasoline.
The team, Turbo Track Club, found an unexpected savior.
An oily girl's summer savior — this lightweight lotion gives you a satisfying splash of moisture, with absolutely zero stickiness, greasiness, or residue.
Baseball is all about the here and now, and the next big thing is Judge, the game's latest savior.
But this summer brings another potential savior from cinema’s yesteryear—the wide release of the director Christopher Nolan’s film Dunkirk on 70-millimeter film.
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.
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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
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