saver

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n saver someone who saves something from danger or violence
    • n saver someone who saves (especially money)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Clarence Crane the inventor of "Crane's Peppermint Life Savers" sold his rights to the popular candy for less than three thousand dollars.
    • n Saver One who saves.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first Life Saver flavour, which was peppermint, was invented in 1912 and it was called Pep-O-Mint
    • n saver One who saves or rescues from evil, destruction, or death; a preserver; a savior.
    • n saver One who economizes, is frugal in expenses, or lays up or hoards.
    • n saver A contrivance for economizing, or preventing waste or loss: as, a coal-saver.
    • n saver A Middle English form of savor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Saver one who saves
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Quotations

  • George Ade
    George Ade
    “For parlor use, the vague generality is a life saver.”
  • Andre Breton
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    “No rules exist, and examples are simply life-savers answering the appeals of rules making vain attempts to exist.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. sauver—L. salvāresalvus, safe.

Usage

In literature:

One quick look at her light, to make sure that it was all right to leave, then down ran the life-saver to her self-appointed work.
"Ten American Girls From History" by Kate Dickinson Sweetser
Luckily the ship was a merchant vessel and carried very few passengers, so that the life-savers were confident of saving all those on board.
"The Outdoor Girls at Bluff Point" by Laura Lee Hope
The life savers left bread and water and planned to take further help.
"The True Story of Our National Calamity of Flood, Fire and Tornado" by Logan Marshall
The former opens its doors to savers, the latter to borrowers.
"Up To Date Business" by Various
When I get older and stronger I want to be a life saver like you, sir.
"Darry the Life Saver" by Frank V. Webster
HABIT AS A TIME-SAVER.
"Human Traits and their Social Significance" by Irwin Edman
One of the greatest brain savers is elimination.
"Dollars and Sense" by Col. Wm. C. Hunter
Judah generally has a bottle of some sort of life-saver hid around in the locker somewhere.
"Fair Harbor" by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
This was because she knew, on account of her husband's being a life-saver, what the sea does to the vessels and the men in them.
"The Best Short Stories of 1919" by Various
The other was Jerry Boundley, while the name of the life saver was Frank Hale.
"The Moving Picture Boys on the Coast" by Victor Appleton
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In news:

Composting, as Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson demonstrates, is a tax and landfill saver.
BADER SPACE SAVER BELT GRINDER.
Food donated by customers of Cash Saver will be distributed through Wesley House.
This is such a great idea, and what a back saver.
Though you probably know your way around the drugstore , you may not be aware of some of the hidden money savers on the shelves.
Savers is a girl's best friend.
Super Saver to Shuttle to Eliza Park.
Super Saver, last year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum.
"If you're running late, it's a huge time saver," said Jonathan Wegener, 24, a Brooklyn rider who invented the application with his sister.
CPR Savers & First Aid Supply.
The Avocado Saver & Holder by Kitchen Craft is available online.
General and Desktop & Screen Saver.
Over the past few weeks, customers at Cash Saver have had the opportunity to purchase a $5 bag of food as part of its Hunger Knows No Season campaign.
Sylvia King has always been a saver.
The Syracuse Police Department handed out its Life Saver Awards for the 34th year at a ceremony Thursday morning.
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In science:

Long before you reach the 50-sphere, however, you discover a great time saver: count the people outside of the band.
Entanglement in Random Subspaces
These methods are only effective time-savers if s3b is large.
A simple practical higher descent for large height rational points on certain elliptic curves
This includes browser plug-ins, screen savers, calendars, and any other program that is obtained over the Internet.
Security Considerations for Remote Electronic Voting over the Internet
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