Definitions for



Overview of noun saving

The noun saving has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (6) economy, saving

(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. (1) rescue, deliverance, delivery, saving

(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

(the activity of protecting something from loss or danger)


Overview of verb save

The verb save has 11 senses? (first 10 from tagged texts)
1. (41) salvage, salve, relieve, save

(save from ruin, destruction, or harm)

2. (16) save, preserve

(to keep up and reserve for personal or special use; "She saved the old family photographs in a drawer")

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

(bring into safety; "We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack")

4. (4) save

(spend less; buy at a reduced price)

5. (4) save, lay aside, save up

(accumulate money for future use; "He saves half his salary")

6. (4) save, make unnecessary

(make unnecessary an expenditure or effort; "This will save money"; "I'll save you the trouble"; "This will save you a lot of time")

7. (2) deliver, redeem, save

(save from sins)

8. (2) spare, save

(refrain from harming)

9. (1) save, economize, economise

(spend sparingly, avoid the waste of; "This move will save money"; "The less fortunate will have to economize now")

10. (1) keep open, hold open, keep, save

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

11. write, save

(record data on a computer; "boot-up instructions are written on the hard disk")


Overview of adj saving

The adj saving has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) redemptive, redeeming, saving

(bringing about salvation or redemption from sin; "saving faith"; "redemptive (or redeeming) love")

2. saving

(characterized by thriftiness; "wealthy by inheritance but saving by constitution"- Ellen Glasgow)

Synonym.com © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
Classroom | Privacy Policy | Terms | Ad Choices