Definitions for SAVEseɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

saveseɪv(v.; n.)saved, sav•ing

  1. (v.t.)to rescue from danger or possible harm or loss.

  2. to keep safe, intact, or unhurt; safeguard:

    God save the United States.

  3. to keep from being lost:

    tried to save the game.

  4. to avoid the spending, consumption, or waste of:

    to save fuel.

  5. to set aside, reserve, or lay by:

    to save money.

  6. to treat carefully in order to reduce wear, fatigue, etc.

    Category: Sport

  7. to prevent the occurrence, use, or necessity of; obviate.

  8. to deliver from the power and consequences of sin.

    Category: Religion

  9. to copy (computer data) onto a hard or floppy disk, a tape, etc.

    Category: Computers

  10. to stop (a ball or puck) from entering one's goal.

    Category: Sport

  11. (v.i.)to lay up money as the result of economy or thrift.

  12. to be economical in expenditure.

  13. to preserve something from harm, loss, etc.

  14. (n.)a goalkeeper's act of preventing a goal.

  15. (in baseball) a statistical credit given a relief pitcher for preserving a team's victory by holding its lead.

    Category: Football, Baseball, and Basketball

Origin of save:

1175–1225; ME sa(u)ven < OF sauver < LL salvāre to save, der. of L salvus safe , unharmed



  1. except; but:

    They all left save one.

  2. (conj.)except; but:

    He would have gone, save that he had no money for travel.

Origin of save:

1250–1300; ME; var. of safe

Princeton's WordNet

  1. save(verb)

    (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring

    "the goalie made a brilliant save"; "the relief pitcher got credit for a save"

  2. salvage, salve, relieve, save(verb)

    save from ruin, destruction, or harm

  3. save, preserve(verb)

    to keep up and reserve for personal or special use

    "She saved the old family photographs in a drawer"

  4. save, carry through, pull through, bring through(verb)

    bring into safety

    "We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack"

  5. save(verb)

    spend less; buy at a reduced price

  6. save, lay aside, save up(verb)

    accumulate money for future use

    "He saves half his salary"

  7. save, make unnecessary(verb)

    make unnecessary an expenditure or effort

    "This will save money"; "I'll save you the trouble"; "This will save you a lot of time"

  8. deliver, redeem, save(verb)

    save from sins

  9. spare, save(verb)

    refrain from harming

  10. save, economize, economise(verb)

    spend sparingly, avoid the waste of

    "This move will save money"; "The less fortunate will have to economize now"

  11. keep open, hold open, keep, save(verb)

    retain rights to

    "keep my job for me while I give birth"; "keep my seat, please"; "keep open the possibility of a merger"

  12. write, save(verb)

    record data on a computer

    "boot-up instructions are written on the hard disk"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. save(verb)ɪv

    to not use too much

    Turn off the lights to save energy.

  2. saveɪv

    to cause sb to be able to not use too much

    If you plan ahead, it will save you time and money later.

  3. saveɪv

    to regularly put money in a bank for the future

    parents who encourage their children to save; Save half of the money you earn.

  4. saveɪv

    to stop from being killed or harmed

    doctors who save lives; The man saved me from drowning.; a campaign to save the whales/rainforests

  5. saveɪv

    to keep for the future

    I save all my old passports.; Let's save these books to read tomorrow.

  6. saveɪv

    to leave your favorite thing to do or have last

  7. saveɪv

    to make a computer store a piece of information

    Don't forget to save.; Did you save the file?

  8. saveɪv

    to keep for sb else

    Did you save me a piece of cake?; My friend saved my place in line.

  9. saveɪv

    to make it easy for sb to avoid doing or experiencing

    I'll do it and save you the trouble/hassle.


  1. save(Noun)

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

    The goaltender made a great save.

  2. save(Noun)

    When a relief pitcher comes into a game with a 3 run or less lead, and his team wins while continually being ahead.

    Jones retired seven to earn the save.

  3. save(Noun)

    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.

    The giant wrestler continued to beat down his smaller opponent, until several wrestlers ran in for the save.

  4. save(Noun)

    The act, process, or result of saving data to a storage medium.

  5. save(Verb)

    To help (somebody) to survive, or keep (somebody) from harm.

  6. save(Verb)

    To keep (something) safe; to safeguard.

  7. save(Verb)

    To store for future use.

  8. save(Verb)

    To conserve or prevent the wasting of.

  9. save(Verb)

    To obviate or make unnecessary.

  10. save(Verb)

    To write a file to disk or other storage medium.

  11. save(Verb)

    To redeem or protect someone from eternal damnation.

  12. save(Verb)

    To economize or avoid waste.

  13. save(Verb)

    To accumulate money or valuables.

  14. save(Conjunction)

    unless; except

  15. save(Preposition)

    Except; with the exception of.

    Only the parties may institute proceedings, save where the law shall provide otherwise.

  16. Origin: (First attested 1175–1225) From saven, from sauver, from salvare

Webster Dictionary

  1. Save(noun)

    the herb sage, or salvia

  2. Save(adj)

    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. Save(adj)

    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

  4. Save(adj)

    to keep from being spent or lost; to secure from waste or expenditure; to lay up; to reserve

  5. Save(adj)

    to rescue from something undesirable or hurtful; to prevent from doing something; to spare

  6. Save(adj)

    to hinder from doing, suffering, or happening; to obviate the necessity of; to prevent; to spare

  7. Save(adj)

    to hold possession or use of; to escape loss of

  8. Save(verb)

    to avoid unnecessary expense or expenditure; to prevent waste; to be economical

  9. Save(adj)

    except; excepting; not including; leaving out; deducting; reserving; saving

  10. Save

    except; unless


  1. Save

    In baseball, a save is credited to a pitcher who finishes a game for the winning team under certain prescribed circumstances. The number of saves, or percentage of save opportunities successfully converted, is an oft-cited statistic of relief pitchers, particularly those in the closer role. It became an official Major League Baseball statistic in 1969. Mariano Rivera is MLB's all-time leader in regular season saves with 631.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Save

    a tributary of the Danube, rises in the Julian Alps and flows SE. across Southern Austria till it joins the Danube at Belgrade after a course of 556 m., of which 366 are navigable.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SAVE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1680

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SAVE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #941

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SAVE' in Verbs Frequency: #190

Translations for SAVE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to rescue or bring out of danger

He saved his friend from drowning; The house was burnt but he saved the pictures.

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