savior

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noun sav·ior \ˈsāv-yər also -ˌyȯr\
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saviour

Definition of savior

  1. 1 :  one that saves from danger or destruction

  2. 2 :  one who brings salvation; specifically, capitalized :  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

Origin and Etymology of savior

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


First Known Use: 14th century

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SAVIOR Defined for English Language Learners

savior

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noun sav·ior \ˈsāv-yər also -ˌyȯr\

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

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noun sav·ior \ˈsāv-yər\
variants: or

saviour

\ˈsāv-yər\

Definition of savior for Students

  1. 1 :  a person who saves someone or something from danger or harm

  2. 2 cap :  jesus christ



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