Definitions of save

  1. bring into safety; " We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack"
  2. spend sparingly, avoid the waste of; " This move will save money"; " The less fortunate will have to economize now"
  3. retain rights to; " keep my job for me while I give birth"; " keep my seat, please"; " keep open the possibility of a merger"
  4. feather one's nest; have a nest egg; " He saves half his salary"
  5. make unnecessary an expenditure or effort; " This will save money"; " I'll save you the trouble"; " This will save you a lot of time"
  6. to keep up and reserve for personal or special use; " She saved the old family photographs in a drawer"
  7. save from ruin or destruction
  8. the act of preventing the opposition from scoring ( in sports); " the goalie made a brilliant save"; " the relief pitcher got credit for a save"
  9. spend less; buy at a reduced price
  10. refrain from harming
  11. ( sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring; " the goalie made a brilliant save"; " the relief pitcher got credit for a save"
  12. save from ruin, destruction, or harm
  13. save from sins
  14. Except.
  15. The herb sage, or salvia.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. To keep from being spent or lost; to secure from waste or expenditure; to lay up; to reserve.
  19. To rescue from something undesirable or hurtful; to prevent from doing something; to spare.
  20. To hinder from doing, suffering, or happening; to obviate the necessity of; to prevent; to spare.
  21. To hold possession or use of; to escape loss of.
  22. To avoid unnecessary expense or expenditure; to prevent waste; to be economical.
  23. Except; excepting; not including; leaving out; deducting; reserving; saving.
  24. Except; unless.
  25. To bring out of danger or preserve from evil; rescue; deliver from spiritual death; prevent; as, to save trouble; to prevent the waste of; as, to save time; lay by; as, to save money.
  26. To avoid unnecessary expense; to prevent waste; to lay by money.
  27. Saver.
  28. To bring safe out of evil: to rescue: to reserve: to spare.
  29. To be economical.
  30. To preserve; rescue; spare.
  31. To make safe; rescue; protect; preserve.
  32. Excepting; unless.
  33. To rescue from danger; to rescue from spiritual ruin and death; to hinder from being spent or lost; to prevent; to lay by; to spare; to keep up.
  34. To hinder expense.
  35. To preserve from any evil; to rescue; to deliver; to bring out of danger; to preserve from everlasting misery; to hinder from being spent or lost; to prevent; to preserve or lay by; to spare.
  36. Except; not including.

Usage examples for save

  1. But if I find you there, ready to start the moment I come to the town, we shall save much time." – The Truants by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  2. It would save ever so much work. – Half a Dozen Girls by Anna Chapin Ray
  3. Ah, will you not make me whole, will you not save me? – Flemish Legends by Charles de Coster
  4. Yes, not a thing more about her to save my life. – Ronicky Doone by Max Brand
  5. Sir, I have told you- save me. – A Bachelor's Dream by Mrs. Hungerford
  6. And who is to save the young master now? – Macleod of Dare by William Black
  7. Sir, will you save me? – A Bachelor's Dream by Mrs. Hungerford
  8. I knew you would save me- if you came in time. – The Lamp in the Desert by Ethel M. Dell
  9. Do you think I'd be taking the trouble to save you else? – A Little Union Scout by Joel Chandler Harris
  10. Many times since then have I thought that- spy or no spy- I had no right to save my life at her expense; I should have gone down with her. – Men, Women and Guns by H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile
  11. It had not come into her head that she could let Timothy go and save herself. – The Motor Maids by Palm and Pine by Katherine Stokes
  12. I- I didn't think I was going to save any more, Jarge. – The Rosie World by Parker Fillmore
  13. There was time to save nothing. – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  14. I'll save you if you give up the girl. – The Mysterious Rider by Zane Grey
  15. You tried to save my father. – The Courier of the Ozarks by Byron A. Dunn
  16. The only sure way to save himself would be to put the child to death before he was old enough to do any harm. – Old Greek Stories by James Baldwin
  17. You must save him from the king. – Twenty-two Goblins by Unknown
  18. You find Max and save him- don't look like that! – K by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  19. Some one must save us! – Tom Swift among the Fire Fighters or, Battling with Flames from the Air by Victor Appleton
  20. It would save us all a great deal of trouble. – The Colonists by Raymond F. Jones