Definition of Save

1. Noun. (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring. "The relief pitcher got credit for a save"

Category relationships: Athletics, Sport
Generic synonyms: Bar, Prevention

2. Verb. Save from ruin, destruction, or harm.
Exact synonyms: Relieve, Salvage, Salve
Generic synonyms: Deliver, Rescue
Derivative terms: Salvage, Salvage, Salvager, Salvage, Salvage, Salvation, Saver

3. Verb. To keep up and reserve for personal or special use. "Sam and Sue save the movie "; "She saved the old family photographs in a drawer"
Exact synonyms: Preserve
Specialized synonyms: Enter, Put Down, Record, Conserve, Economise, Economize, Husband
Generic synonyms: Hold On, Keep
Derivative terms: Preserve, Saver

4. Verb. Bring into safety. "They save him from writing the letter"; "We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack"
Exact synonyms: Bring Through, Carry Through, Pull Through
Specialized synonyms: Deliver, Rescue
Derivative terms: Savior

5. Verb. Spend less; buy at a reduced price.
Entails: Buy, Purchase
Specialized synonyms: Scrimp, Skimp, Stint
Derivative terms: Saver

6. Verb. Accumulate money for future use. "They save their grandchild with money"; "He saves half his salary"
Exact synonyms: Lay Aside, Save Up
Specialized synonyms: Cache, Hive Up, Hoard, Lay Away, Squirrel Away, Stash
Derivative terms: Savings

7. Verb. Make unnecessary an expenditure or effort. "This will save you a lot of time"
Exact synonyms: Make Unnecessary
Generic synonyms: Forbid, Foreclose, Forestall, Preclude, Prevent

8. Verb. Save from sins.
Exact synonyms: Deliver, Redeem
Category relationships: Faith, Organized Religion, Religion
Derivative terms: Deliverer, Deliverer, Redeemer, Redemption, Redemptive, Redemptive, Redemptory

9. Verb. Refrain from harming. "They save him from writing the letter"
Exact synonyms: Spare
Specialized synonyms: Favor, Favour
Generic synonyms: Forbear, Refrain
Derivative terms: Sparer

10. Verb. Spend sparingly, avoid the waste of. ; "The less fortunate will have to economize now"
Exact synonyms: Economise, Economize
Generic synonyms: Drop, Expend, Spend
Specialized synonyms: Tighten One's Belt
Derivative terms: Economiser, Economizer, Economy, Economy, Economy, Saver

11. Verb. Retain rights to. "Keep open the possibility of a merger"
Exact synonyms: Hold Open, Keep, Keep Open
Related verbs: Hold On, Keep
Generic synonyms: Book, Hold, Reserve

12. Verb. Record data on a computer. "Boot-up instructions are written on the hard disk"
Exact synonyms: Write
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Record, Tape
Specialized synonyms: Overwrite

Definition of Save

1. n. The herb sage, or salvia.

2. v. t. 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.

3. v. i. To avoid unnecessary expense or expenditure; to prevent waste; to be economical.

4. prep. or conj. Except; excepting; not including; leaving out; deducting; reserving; saving.

5. conj. Except; unless.

Definition of Save

1. Noun. In various sports, a block that prevents an opponent from scoring. ¹

2. Noun. (baseball) When a relief pitcher comes into a game with a 3 run or less lead, and his team wins while continually being ahead. ¹

3. Noun. (context: professional wrestling slang) A point in a professional wrestling match when one or more wrestlers run to the ring to aid a fellow wrestler who is being beaten. ¹

4. Noun. (computing) The act, process, or result of saving data to a storage medium. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To help (somebody) to survive, or keep (somebody) from harm. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To keep (something) safe; to safeguard. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To store for future use. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To conserve or prevent the wasting of. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To obviate or make unnecessary. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive computing) To write a file to disk or other storage medium. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive theology) To redeem or protect someone from eternal damnation. ¹

12. Verb. (intransitive) To economize or avoid waste. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive and intransitive) To accumulate money or valuables. ¹

14. Preposition. Except; with the exception of. ¹

15. Conjunction. (dated) unless; except ¹

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Definition of Save

1. to rescue from danger, injury, or loss [v SAVED, SAVING, SAVES] : SAVEABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Save

1. 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. 30) "Thou hast . . . Quitted all to save A world from utter loss." (Milton) 2. Specifically, to deliver from 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. 15) 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 labour, sir. All's now done." (Shak) 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 appearance, to preserve a decent outside; to avoid exposure of a discreditable state of things. Synonym: To preserve, rescue, deliver, protect, spare, reserve, prevent. Origin: OE. Saven, sauven, salven, OF. Salver, sauver, F. Sauver, L. Salvare, fr. Salvus saved, safe. See Safe. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Save

savannah monitor
savannah monitors
save (current term)
save as
save down
save face
save one's breath
save point
save points
save slot
save slots
save someone's bacon
save someone's skin
save state

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