(theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil
a means of preserving from harm or unpleasantness
"tourism was their economic salvation"; "they turned to individualism as their salvation"
the state of being saved or preserved from harm
saving someone or something from harm or from an unpleasant situation
"the salvation of his party was the president's major concern"
the process of being saved, the state of having been saved (from hell)
The process of being restored or made new for the purpose of becoming saved; the process of being rid of the old poor quality conditions and becoming improved.
the act of saving; preservation or deliverance from destruction, danger, or great calamity
the redemption of man from the bondage of sin and liability to eternal death, and the conferring on him of everlasting happiness
saving power; that which saves
Origin: [OE. salvacioun, sauvacion, F. salvation, fr. L. salvatio, fr. salvare to save. See Save.]
Salvation is being saved or protected from harm or being saved or delivered from some dire situation. In religion, salvation is stated as the saving of the soul from sin and its consequences. The academic study of salvation is called soteriology. It concerns itself with the comparative study of how different religious traditions conceive salvation and how they believe it is obtained. "Salvation" distinguishes a notion common to men and women of a wide range of cultural traditions.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sal-vā′shun, n. act of saving: means of preservation from any serious evil: (theol.) the saving of man from the power and penalty of sin, the conferring of eternal happiness: (B.) deliverance from enemies.—v.t. to heal, to cure: to remedy: to redeem: to gloss over.—ns. Salvā′tionism; Salvā′tionist.—Salvation Army, an organisation for the revival of evangelical religion amongst the masses, founded by William Booth about 1865, reorganised on the model of a military force in 1878; Salvation Sally, a girl belonging to the Salvation Army.
The Roycroft Dictionary
Redemption from a belief in miracles.
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Salvation' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4617
Rank popularity for the word 'Salvation' in Nouns Frequency: #2807
The numerical value of Salvation in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Salvation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
An idea is salvation by imagination.
The Lord is my light, and my salvation whom shall I fear
The Magdalena River will transform Colombia, it's our salvation.
Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.
It's an isolation to get to salvation, how facing death helps you find life.
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Translations for Salvation
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- redding, verlossingAfrikaans
- خلاص, تطهير النفسArabic
- ратунак, ратаваннеBelarusian
- salvacióCatalan, Valencian
- Rettung, ErlösungGerman
- λύτρωση, σωτηρίαGreek
- pelastus, pelastaminenFinnish
- saoradhScottish Gaelic
- salvo, salvesoIdo
- 救い, 救済Japanese
- 구원, 救援Korean
- conservatio, salusLatin
- takhlisan, penyelamatanMalay
- salvacion, sauvacionOccitan
- zbawienie, ratunekPolish
- спасение, избавлениеRussian
- спасење, spasenjeSerbo-Croatian
- vykúpenie, spása, spasenieSlovak
- ముక్తి, మోక్షంTelugu
- порятунок, спасінняUkrainian
- cứu rỗiVietnamese
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