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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.
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Quotes of save

  1. I pray that this council, which will probably be too late to save Iraq, will do what it can, which will be immeasurably strong in what it does in trying to save our democracy. – Ed Asner
  2. We must ensure that every worker has healthcare and is able to save for their retirement. We must ensure that our workers have safe and health working conditions. – Leonard Boswell
  3. And understand: class differences will not save you. – H. Rap Brown
  4. The Greatest Generation got to save old tires, dig a Victory Garden and forgo sugar. The Richest Generation is being asked to shop. – Margaret Carlson
  5. After having dispatched a meal, I went ashore, and found no habitation save a single house, and that without an occupant; we had no doubt that the people had fled in terror at our approach, as the house was completely furnished. – Christopher Columbus
  6. By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn. – Elijah Cummings
  7. Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces. – Sigmund Freud
  8. The brave love mercy, and delight to save – John Gay
  9. The same ambition can destroy or save and make a patriot as it makes a knave. – Alexander Pope
  10. Nothing is old, nothing is new, save the light of grace underneath which beats a human heart. The way of feeling, of understanding, of loving; the way of seeing the country, the faces that your father saw, that your mother knew. The rest is chimerical. – Georges Rouault
  11. Getting into the habit of switching a timer on will, I promise, save you from any number of kitchen disasters. – Delia Smith
  12. Tariffs that save jobs in the steel industry mean higher steel prices, which in turn means fewer sales of American steel products around the world and losses of far more jobs than are saved. – Thomas Sowell
  13. Kennedy said that if we had nuclear war we'd kill 300 million people in the first hour. McNamara, who is a good businessman and likes to save says it would be only 200 million. – Norman Thomas
  14. If it came to saving the life of one priest or sacrificing the life of an entire congregation, the church would save the life of the priest. Which is backwards, of course. – Rob Walton
  15. Save a boyfriend for a rainy day- and another, in case it doesn't rain. – Mae West

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

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