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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Save  \Save\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Saved};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Saving}.]  [OE.  saven,  sauven  salven,  OF  salver,  sauver,  F. 
  sauver,  L.  salvare,  fr  salvus  saved,  safe.  See  {Safe},  a.] 
  1.  To  make  safe;  to  procure  the  safety  of  to  preserve  from 
  injury,  destruction,  or  evil  of  any  kind  to  rescue  from 
  impending  danger;  as  to  save  a  house  from  the  flames. 
  God  save  all  this  fair  company.  --Chaucer. 
  He  cried,  saying,  Lord,  save  me  --Matt.  xiv. 
  Thou  hast  .  .  .  quitted  all  to  save  A  world  from 
  utter  loss  --Milton. 
  2.  (Theol.)  Specifically,  to  deliver  from  sin  and  its 
  penalty;  to  rescue  from  a  state  of  condemnation  and 
  spiritual  death,  and  bring  into  a  state  of  spiritual  life. 
  Christ  Jesus  came  into  the  world  to  save  sinners. 
  --1  Tim.  i. 
  3.  To  keep  from  being  spent  or  lost;  to  secure  from  waste  or 
  expenditure;  to  lay  up  to  reserve. 
  Now  save  a  nation,  and  now  save  a  groat.  --Pope. 
  4.  To  rescue  from  something  undesirable  or  hurtful;  to 
  prevent  from  doing  something  to  spare. 
  I'll  save  you  That  labor,  sir.  All's  now  done 
  5.  To  hinder  from  doing  suffering,  or  happening;  to  obviate 
  the  necessity  of  to  prevent;  to  spare. 
  Will  you  not  speak  to  save  a  lady's  blush?  --Dryden. 
  6.  To  hold  possession  or  use  of  to  escape  loss  of 
  Just  saving  the  tide,  and  putting  in  a  stock  of 
  merit.  --Swift. 
  {To  save  appearances},  to  preserve  a  decent  outside;  to  avoid 
  exposure  of  a  discreditable  state  of  things 
  Syn:  To  preserve;  rescue;  deliver;  protect;  spare;  reserve; 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Saving  \Sav"ing\  (s[=a]v"[i^]ng),  prep.  or  conj.;  but  properly  a 
  With  the  exception  of  except;  excepting;  also  without 
  disrespect  to  ``Saving  your  reverence.''  --Shak.  ``Saving 
  your  presence.''  --Burns. 
  None  of  us  put  off  our  clothes,  saving  that  every  one 
  put  them  off  for  washing.  --Neh.  iv  23. 
  And  in  the  stone  a  new  name  written,  which  no  man 
  knoweth  saving  he  that  receiveth  it  --Rev.  ii  17. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Saving  \Sav"ing\,  n. 
  1.  Something  kept  from  being  expended  or  lost;  that  which  is 
  saved  or  laid  up  as  the  savings  of  years  of  economy. 
  2.  Exception;  reservation. 
  Contend  not  with  those  that  are  too  strong  for  us 
  but  still  with  a  saving  to  honesty.  --L'Estrange. 
  {Savings  bank},  a  bank  in  which  savings  or  earnings  are 
  deposited  and  put  at  interest. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Saving  \Sav"ing\,  a. 
  1.  Preserving;  rescuing. 
  He  is  the  saving  strength  of  his  anointed.  --Ps. 
  xxviii.  8. 
  2.  Avoiding  unnecessary  expense  or  waste;  frugal;  not  lavish 
  or  wasteful;  economical;  as  a  saving  cook. 
  3.  Bringing  back  in  returns  or  in  receipts  the  sum  expended; 
  incurring  no  loss  though  not  gainful;  as  a  saving 
  bargain;  the  ship  has  made  a  saving  voyage. 
  4.  Making  reservation  or  exception;  as  a  saving  clause. 
  Note:  Saving  is  often  used  with  a  noun  to  form  a  compound 
  adjective;  as  labor-saving,  life-saving,  etc 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  bringing  about  salvation  or  redemption  from  sin;  "saving 
  faith";  "redemptive  (or  redeeming)  love"  [syn:  {redemptive}, 
  {redeeming(a)},  {saving(a)}] 
  2:  characterized  by  thriftiness;  "wealthy  by  inheritance  but 
  saving  by  constitution"-  Ellen  Glasgow 
  n  1:  an  act  of  economizing;  reduction  in  cost;  "it  was  a  small 
  economy  to  walk  to  work  every  day"  or  "there  was  a 
  saving  of  50  cents"  [syn:  {economy}] 
  2:  recovery  or  preservation  from  loss  or  danger;  "work  is  the 
  deliverance  of  mankind"  or  "a  surgeon's  job  is  the  saving 
  of  lives"  [syn:  {rescue},  {deliverance},  {delivery}] 
  3:  the  activity  of  protecting  something  from  loss  or  danger 
  [syn:  {preservation},  {preserving}] 

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