What does SAVE mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. saveverb

    (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, saveverb

    save from ruin, destruction, or harm

  3. save, preserveverb

    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 throughverb

    bring into safety

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

  5. saveverb

    spend less; buy at a reduced price

  6. save, lay aside, save upverb

    accumulate money for future use

    "He saves half his salary"

  7. save, make unnecessaryverb

    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, saveverb

    save from sins

  9. spare, saveverb

    refrain from harming

  10. save, economize, economiseverb

    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, saveverb

    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, saveverb

    record data on a computer

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


  1. savenoun

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

    The goaltender made a great save.

    Etymology: (First attested 1175–1225) From saven, from sauver, from salvare

  2. savenoun

    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.

    Etymology: (First attested 1175–1225) From saven, from sauver, from salvare

  3. savenoun

    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.

    Etymology: (First attested 1175–1225) From saven, from sauver, from salvare

  4. savenoun

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

    Etymology: (First attested 1175–1225) From saven, from sauver, from salvare

  5. saveverb

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

    Etymology: (First attested 1175–1225) From saven, from sauver, from salvare

  6. saveverb

    To keep (something) safe; to safeguard.

    Etymology: (First attested 1175–1225) From saven, from sauver, from salvare

  7. saveverb

    To store for future use.

    Etymology: (First attested 1175–1225) From saven, from sauver, from salvare

  8. saveverb

    To conserve or prevent the wasting of.

    Etymology: (First attested 1175–1225) From saven, from sauver, from salvare

  9. saveverb

    To obviate or make unnecessary.

    Etymology: (First attested 1175–1225) From saven, from sauver, from salvare

  10. saveverb

    To write a file to disk or other storage medium.

    Etymology: (First attested 1175–1225) From saven, from sauver, from salvare

  11. saveverb

    To redeem or protect someone from eternal damnation.

    Etymology: (First attested 1175–1225) From saven, from sauver, from salvare

  12. saveverb

    To economize or avoid waste.

    Etymology: (First attested 1175–1225) From saven, from sauver, from salvare

  13. saveverb

    To accumulate money or valuables.

    Etymology: (First attested 1175–1225) From saven, from sauver, from salvare

  14. saveconjunction

    unless; except

    Etymology: (First attested 1175–1225) From saven, from sauver, from salvare

  15. savepreposition

    Except; with the exception of.

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

    Etymology: (First attested 1175–1225) From saven, from sauver, from salvare

Webster Dictionary

  1. Savenoun

    the herb sage, or salvia

    Etymology: [See Sage the herb.]

  2. Saveadjective

    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

    Etymology: [See Sage the herb.]

  3. Saveadjective

    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

    Etymology: [See Sage the herb.]

  4. Saveadjective

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

    Etymology: [See Sage the herb.]

  5. Saveadjective

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

    Etymology: [See Sage the herb.]

  6. Saveadjective

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

    Etymology: [See Sage the herb.]

  7. Saveadjective

    to hold possession or use of; to escape loss of

    Etymology: [See Sage the herb.]

  8. Saveverb

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

    Etymology: [See Sage the herb.]

  9. Saveadjective

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

    Etymology: [See Sage the herb.]

  10. Save

    except; unless

    Etymology: [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

    A choice or function on a computer, laptop. app, website, system, technology or device that ensures the data we input or type is as we input

    We always ensure we save our data to ensure it is as we input it

    Submitted by MaryC on April 5, 2021  

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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

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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. Cometan:

    Drop your weapons and save your souls from an eternity of despair for spreading such evil as war and destruction.

  2. Naomi Klein:

    We can save ourselves, but only if we let go of the myth of dominance and mastery and learn to work with nature.

  3. Zach Horn:

    They faced death head-on, and, with incredible skill and bravery,( they) were able to save a lot of people.

  4. Don Herold:

    Work is the greatest thing in the world, so we should always save some of it for tomorrow.

  5. Vishnumurthy Shushrutha Hedna:

    Instead of doing a million tests, we can do the ultrasound, this modality is a non-invasive, simple, cheap procedure which can save lives and can be done by anybody. It can help save thousands of lives.

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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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