What does SAVE mean?

Definitions for SAVE

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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"


  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

  11. Origin: [See Sage the herb.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Save

    sāv, v.t. to bring safe out of evil: to rescue: to reserve: to spare: to deliver from the power of sin and from its consequences: to husband: to hoard: to be in time for: to obviate, to prevent something worse.—v.i. to be economical.—prep. except.—adjs. Sav′able, Save′able.—ns. Sav′ableness; Save′-all, a contrivance intended to save anything from being wasted.—v.t. Save′guard (Spens.), to protect.—ns. Sā′ver, one who saves; Save′-rev′erence, or Sir-reverence, an apologetic phrase in conversation to cover anything offensive.—adj. Sā′ving, disposed to save or be economical: incurring no loss: preserving from wrong: frugal: implying a condition, as a saving clause: exceptional: (theol.) securing salvation.—prep. excepting.—n. that which is saved: (pl.) earnings.—adv. Sā′vingly, so as to secure salvation.—ns. Sā′vingness; Sā′vings-bank, a bank for the receipt of small deposits by poor persons, and their accumulation at compound interest.—Save appearances, to keep up an appearance of wealth, comfort, or propriety. [Fr. sauver—L. salvāresalvus, safe.]

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. save

    To deposit money in a bank, post office, credit union, building society or other legal financial institution.

    She chose to save £20 per week towards her annual holiday.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 2, 2015  

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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

How to pronounce SAVE?

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How to say SAVE in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SAVE in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SAVE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of SAVE in a Sentence

  1. Dejan Stojanovic:

    What you spend, you save.

  2. Vinod Gore:

    I bought it to save money.

  3. Cedoni Francis:

    I can't code to save my life.

  4. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    It takes lives to save lives.

  5. Thad Guidry:

    Save the world, not your money

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Translations for SAVE

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  • أنقذ, حفظArabic
  • xilas etməkAzerbaijani
  • desar, estalviar, salvar, aturadaCatalan, Valencian
  • zachránit, spořit, uložitCzech
  • neilltuo, cynilo, achub, arbedWelsh
  • redde, spare, opspare, gemme, redningDanish
  • speichern, sichern, sparen, rettenGerman
  • αποταμιεύω, λυτρώνω, αποθηκεύω, σώζω, οικονομώ, εκτός, απόκρουσηGreek
  • ŝpariEsperanto
  • reservar, ahorrar, salvar, archivar, salvo, guardar, rescatar, excepto, redimir, paradaSpanish
  • tallentaa, säästää, säilyttääFinnish
  • bjargaFaroese
  • sauvegarder, hormis, sauver, économiser, sauf, épargnerFrench
  • sábháil, slánaighIrish
  • חסך, הצילHebrew
  • बचानाHindi
  • megmentHungarian
  • selamatkan, salin, tulis, simpan, kumpulkanIndonesian
  • vista, bjargaIcelandic
  • salvare, accumulare, racimolare, salvo, redimere, eccetto, immagazzinare, soccorrere, raggranellare, aiutare, risparmiare, fatto salvo, parataItalian
  • 救う, 貯金する, 保管, 救出する, 助ける, 保存, 救助する, 節約するJapanese
  • 구해내다Korean
  • servo, auxilior, succurro, adiuvo, subvenio, opitulor, iuvoLatin
  • taupytiLithuanian
  • аврахMongolian
  • bewaren, sparen, opslaan, redden, besparenDutch
  • spare, unntatt, lagre, redde, redningNorwegian
  • salvarOccitan
  • zbawić, ratować, oszczędzać, zapisywaćPolish
  • guardar, armazenar, salvar, poupar, socorrer, ajudar, estocarPortuguese
  • salvar, salverRomansh
  • salva, ajuta, aproviziona, SalvațiRomanian
  • копить, экономить, скопить, спасти, спасать, сохранять, накопить, сохранить, съэкономитьRussian
  • salvai, sarvai, sarbai, sarvare, sarbare, salvareSardinian
  • sprémiti, spásiti, štédjetiSerbo-Croatian
  • shraniti, rešitiSlovene
  • förutom, frälsa, spara, rädda, räddningSwedish
  • రక్షించు, దాచుకొను, భద్రపరచు, తక్క, కాపాడు, తప్పTelugu
  • tasarruf etmek, saklamak, kurtarmak, kaydetmekTurkish
  • рятуватиUkrainian
  • بچاناUrdu
  • spårgnîWalloon

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