Definitions for savingˈseɪ vɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sav•ingˈseɪ vɪŋ(adj.)

  1. tending or serving to save; rescuing; preserving.

  2. compensating; redeeming.

  3. thrifty; economical.

  4. making a reservation:

    a saving clause.

  5. (n.)a reduction or lessening of expenditure or outlay.

  6. something that is saved.

  7. savings, sums of money saved by economy and laid away.

  8. (prep.)except.

  9. with all due respect to or for.

  10. (conj.)except; save.

Origin of saving:

1250–1300

Princeton's WordNet

  1. economy, saving(noun)

    an act of economizing; reduction in cost

    "it was a small economy to walk to work every day"; "there was a saving of 50 cents"

  2. rescue, deliverance, delivery, saving(noun)

    recovery or preservation from loss or danger

    "work is the deliverance of mankind"; "a surgeon's job is the saving of lives"

  3. preservation, saving(adj)

    the activity of protecting something from loss or danger

  4. redemptive, redeeming(a), saving(a)(adj)

    bringing about salvation or redemption from sin

    "saving faith"; "redemptive (or redeeming) love"

  5. saving(adj)

    characterized by thriftiness

    "wealthy by inheritance but saving by constitution"- Ellen Glasgow

Wiktionary

  1. saving(Noun)

    A reduction in cost or expenditure.

    The shift of the supplier gave us a saving of 10 percent.

  2. saving(Noun)

    Something (usually money) that is saved.

    I invested all my savings in gold.

  3. saving(Noun)

    The action of the verb to save.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Saving

    of Save

  2. Saving(adj)

    preserving; rescuing

  3. Saving(adj)

    avoiding unnecessary expense or waste; frugal; not lavish or wasteful; economical; as, a saving cook

  4. Saving(adj)

    bringing back in returns or in receipts the sum expended; incurring no loss, though not gainful; as, a saving bargain; the ship has made a saving voyage

  5. Saving(adj)

    making reservation or exception; as, a saving clause

  6. Saving

    with the exception of; except; excepting; also, without disrespect to

  7. Saving(noun)

    something kept from being expended or lost; that which is saved or laid up; as, the savings of years of economy

  8. Saving(noun)

    exception; reservation

Freebase

  1. Saving

    Saving is income not spent, or deferred consumption. Methods of saving include putting money aside in a bank or pension plan. Saving also includes reducing expenditures, such as recurring costs. In terms of personal finance, saving specifies low-risk preservation of money, as in a deposit account, versus investment, wherein risk is higher. There is some disagreement about what counts as saving. For example, the part of a person's income that is spent on mortgage loan repayments is not spent on present consumption and is therefore saving by the above definition, even though people do not always think of repaying a loan as saving. However, in the U.S. measurement of the numbers behind its gross national product, personal interest payments are not treated as "saving" unless the institutions and people who receive them save them. "Saving" differs from "savings." The former refers to an increase in one's assets, an increase in net worth, whereas the latter refers to one part of one's assets, usually deposits in savings accounts, or to all of one's assets. Saving refers to an activity occurring over time, a flow variable, whereas savings refers to something that exists at any one time, a stock variable.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'saving' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4092

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'saving' in Nouns Frequency: #1098


Translations for saving

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

saving(noun)

a way of saving money etc or the amount saved in this way

It's a great saving to be able to make one's own clothes.

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