savior

noun sav·ior \ ˈsāv-yər also -ˌyȯr \
variants: or saviour
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

Definition of savior

1 : one that saves from danger or destruction
2 : one who brings salvation; specificallycapitalized : jesus 1

Examples of savior in a Sentence

  1. We all felt that she was our savior.

  2. the policeman proved to be our savior, arriving on the scene just as we were about to be mugged

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Origin and Etymology of savior

Middle English saveour, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin salvator, from salvare to save

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SAVIOR Defined for English Language Learners

savior

noun

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

savior

noun sav·ior
variants: or saviour \ˈsāv-yər\

Definition of savior for Students

1 : a person who saves someone or something from danger or harm
2 capitalized : jesus christ


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