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1. save

(sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring

Example Sentences:
'the goalie made a brilliant save'
'the relief pitcher got credit for a save'


2. relieve, salvage, salve, save

save from ruin, destruction, or harm

3. preserve, save

to keep up and reserve for personal or special use

Example Sentences:
'She saved the old family photographs in a drawer'

4. bring through, carry through, pull through, save

bring into safety

Example Sentences:
'We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack'

5. save

spend less; buy at a reduced price

6. lay aside, save, save up

accumulate money for future use

Example Sentences:
'He saves half his salary'

7. make unnecessary, save

make unnecessary an expenditure or effort

Example Sentences:
'This will save money'
'I'll save you the trouble'
'This will save you a lot of time'

8. deliver, redeem, save

save from sins

9. save, spare

refrain from harming

10. economise, economize, save

spend sparingly, avoid the waste of

Example Sentences:
'This move will save money'
'The less fortunate will have to economize now'

11. hold open, keep, keep open, save

retain rights to

Example Sentences:
'keep my job for me while I give birth'
'keep my seat, please'
'keep open the possibility of a merger'

12. save, write

record data on a computer

Example Sentences:
'boot-up instructions are written on the hard disk'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of save
9. sport
the act of saving a goal
10. computing
an instruction to write information from the memory onto a tape or disk
1. Also: saving (often foll by for)
with the exception of
but; except
1. (transitive)
to rescue, preserve, or guard (a person or thing) from danger or harm
to avoid the spending, waste, or loss of (money, possessions, etc)
3. (transitive)
to deliver from sin; redeem
4. (often foll by up)
to set aside or reserve (money, goods, etc) for future use
5. (transitive)
to treat with care so as to avoid or lessen wear or degeneration
use a good light to save your eyes
6. (transitive)
to prevent the necessity for; obviate the trouble of
good work now will save future revision
7. (transitive) sport
to prevent (a goal) by stopping (a struck ball or puck)
8. (intransitive) mainly US
(of food) to admit of preservation; keep

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see synonyms of save
verb transitiveWord forms: saved or ˈsaving
to rescue or preserve from harm, danger, injury, etc.; make or keep safe
to keep in health and well-being
now only in certain formulas
God save the king!
to preserve for future use; lay by
often with up
to prevent or guard against loss or waste of
to save time, to save a game
to avoid, prevent, lessen, or guard against
to save wear and tear
to treat or use carefully in order to preserve, lessen wear, etc.
7.  Computing
to copy (data, a file, etc.) from random-access memory to a disk, tape, etc. for storage
8.  Theology
to deliver from sin and its penalties
verb intransitive
to avoid expense, loss, waste, etc.; be economical
to keep something or someone from danger, harm, etc.
to put by money or goods; hoard
often with up
to keep; last
13.  Theology
to bring about deliverance from sin and its penalties
14.  Sport
an action that keeps an opponent from scoring or winning
15.  US, Baseball
the preserving of a team's lead by a relief pitcher in the final inning
except; but
except; but
3.  Archaic

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of save
v. saved, sav·ing, saves
a. To rescue from harm, danger, or loss: The lifeguard saved the struggling swimmer.
b. To prevent from dying: The doctors saved the patient.
c. To set free from the consequences of sin; redeem: prayed to save his soul.
2. To keep in a safe or healthy condition: God save King Richard!
a. To hold back for future use: saved his best song for the encore.
b. To avoid spending (money) so as to keep or accumulate it.
c. To avoid spending (money or time) in an amount less than what circumstances normally require: saved $25 at the sale; saved 15 minutes by taking a shortcut.
d. To prevent the waste or loss of; conserve: bought an efficient device that saves electricity.
e. To treat with care by avoiding fatigue, wear, or damage; spare: wore sunglasses to save his eyesight.
a. To make unnecessary; obviate: By carrying two bags you can save an extra trip.
b. To spare (someone) from having to do something.
a. Sports To prevent (a goal) from being scored by blocking a shot. Used of a goalie.
b. To prevent an opponent from scoring (a point).
c. To preserve a victory in (a game).
d. Baseball To preserve (another pitcher's win) by protecting one's team's lead during a stint of relief pitching.
6. Computers To copy (a file) from a computer's main memory to a disk or other storage medium.
1. To avoid waste or expense; economize.
2. To accumulate money: saving for a vacation.
3. To preserve a person or thing from harm or loss.
1. Sports An act that prevents a ball or puck from entering a goal.
2. Baseball A preservation by a relief pitcher of another pitcher's win.
With the exception of; except: "No man enjoys self-reproach save a masochist" (Philip Wylie).
1. Were it not; except: The house would be finished by now, save that we had difficulty contracting a roofer.
2. Unless.

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