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
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.
At the 2002 Rex ball, the grandees of the predominantly white organization and their wives queued up for face time with the African-American candidate, whom many saw him as a savior who would deliver the city from a politically corrupt past.
Suteera returns half-hoping to find her soldier savior as well as her father, half-thinking the musician might in fact be her father.
Soliris was a savior for such patients as Michele King.
Max, ever the reluctant savior, winds up joining Furiosa's rescue mission and slaloms through one flaming near-miss after another.
Then a savior arrives in the form of a talented manager, a frontman who knows how to both inspire the genius and get his product into the world.
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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 century
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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