• Charlie holding the broom that saved him
    Charlie holding the broom that saved him
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj saving bringing about salvation or redemption from sin "saving faith","redemptive (or redeeming) love"
    • adj saving characterized by thriftiness "wealthy by inheritance but saving by constitution"- Ellen Glasgow"
    • n saving recovery or preservation from loss or danger "work is the deliverance of mankind","a surgeon's job is the saving of lives"
    • n 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"
    • n saving the activity of protecting something from loss or danger
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Gracie shows her father the money she has saved Gracie shows her father the money she has saved
God Save the King 119 God Save the King 119
The princess saves the white fox The princess saves the white fox
The Falcon Saves Pinocchio The Falcon Saves Pinocchio
Pinocchio Braves the Sea to Save His Father Pinocchio Braves the Sea to Save His Father

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: By recycling just one glass bottle, the amount of energy that is being saved is enough to light a 100 watt bulb for four hours
    • Saving Avoiding unnecessary expense or waste; frugal; not lavish or wasteful; economical; as, a saving cook.
    • Saving 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.
    • Saving Exception; reservation. "Contend not with those that are too strong for us, but still with a saving to honesty."
    • Saving Making reservation or exception; as, a saving clause.
    • Saving Preserving; rescuing. "He is the saving strength of his anointed."
    • Saving Something kept from being expended or lost; that which is saved or laid up; as, the savings of years of economy.
    • prep. or conj Saving sāv"ĭng With the exception of; except; excepting; also, without disrespect to. "Saving your reverence.""Saving your presence.""None of us put off our clothes, saving that every one put them off for washing.""And in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Just by recycling one aluminum can, enough energy would be saved to have a TV run for three hours.
    • n saving Economy in expenditure or outlay, or in the use of materials, money, etc.; avoidance or prevention of waste or loss in any operation, especially in expending one's earnings.
    • n saving A reduction or lessening of expenditure or outlay; an advantage resulting from the avoiding of waste or loss: as, a saving of ten per cent.
    • n saving plural Sums saved from time to time by the exercise of care and economy; money saved from waste or loss and laid by or hoarded up.
    • n saving Exception; reservation.
    • saving Preserving from evil or destruction; redeeming.
    • saving Accustomed to save; avoiding unnecessary expenditure or outlay; frugal; economical: as, a saving housekeeper.
    • saving Bringing in returns or receipts the principal or sum invested or expended; incurring no loss, though not profitable: as, the vessel has made a saving run.
    • saving Implying or containing a condition or reservation: as, a saving clause. See clause.
    • saving Excepting; save; unless.
    • saving Regarding; having respect for; with apology to. See reverence.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The water inside of a coconut is identical to human blood plasma. Many lives in third world countries have been saved from coconut water fed through an IV
    • adj Saving disposed to save or be economical: incurring no loss: preserving from wrong: frugal: implying a condition, as a saving clause: exceptional:
    • adj Saving (theol.) securing salvation
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  • John Wesley
    “Make all you can, save all you can, give all you can.”
  • Les Williams
    Les Williams
    “The best way to save money is not to lose it.”
  • Marcus Aurelius
    “How much time he saves who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks.”
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    “Who saves his country violates no law.”
  • Omar Nelson Bradley
    Omar Nelson Bradley
    “We've learned how to destroy, but not to create; how to waste, but not to build; how to kill men, but not how to save them; how to die, but seldom how to live.”
  • Joe Taylor
    Joe Taylor
    “It takes time to save time.”


A penny saved is a penny earned - Saving money is just as important as earning money- we shouldn't spend it foolishly.
Save face - If someone saves face, they manage to protect their reputation.
Save someone's bacon - If something saves your bacon, it saves your life or rescues you from a desperate situation. People can also save your bacon.
Save your skin - If someone saves their skin, they manage to avoid getting into serious trouble.
Saved by the bell - If you are saved by the bell, you are rescued from a danger or a tricky situation just in time.
Saving grace - If someone has some character defects, but has a characteristic that compensate for their failings and shortcomings, this is their saving grace.
Stitch in time saves nine - A stitch in time saves nine means that if a job needs doing it is better to do it now, because it will only get worse, like a hole in clothes that requires stitching.


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


In literature:

It's only occasionally I get the impression I had of him after that night he saved me from violence.
"The Rustlers of Pecos County" by Zane Grey
He was steady and respectable; and old Roy must have saved plenty of money.
"Verner's Pride" by Mrs. Henry Wood
He would save Drusus's life, would save Cornelia's happiness.
"A Friend of Caesar" by William Stearns Davis
Any saviour may save me if he wants to, if his saving me is a part of his saving himself.
"Crowds" by Gerald Stanley Lee
He was saved as by a miracle; saved, he did not know how.
"Count Hannibal A Romance of the Court of France" by Stanley J. Weyman
Two of them have saved my life more than once and are likely to do so again.
"The Texan Scouts" by Joseph A. Altsheler
You risked your life to save Commodore Burghe's two sons, and you did save them.
"Ishmael" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
When we have important folks to entertain, we look to the Eustises to save our faces for us by putting them up at their house.
"Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man" by Marie Conway Oemler
Practically nothing was in his favor, save that he spoke excellent Spanish and also Mexican versions of it.
"The Texan Star" by Joseph A. Altsheler
He saved us from peril once; we must save him now.
"French and English" by Evelyn Everett-Green
It shone most clearly when in his old age he saved John's son from the consequences of his father's misdeeds.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
But he cannot save you without your will to be saved by him.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
And in this land raise him above All men save Saladin.
"The Catholic World. Volume II; Numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12." by E. Rameur
Do savings-banks and insurance companies stimulate saving, or do they exist because of a disposition to save?
"The Principles of Economics" by Frank A. Fetter
How can you, when you paid all that money to save it from being killed!
"On the Face of the Waters" by Flora Annie Steel
A good woman could have saved that weak generous affectionate nature, and made his a noble and useful life.
"The Threatening Eye" by Edward Frederick Knight
Before, the men had only been armed with daggers and scimitars, which were useless save at close quarters.
"True Stories of Girl Heroines" by Evelyn Everett-Green
Systems and creeds cannot quicken, cannot save, cannot give eternal life.
"The Great Commission" by C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh
If it takes a stitch in time to save nine in ordinary walks of life, it takes a stitch in time to save ninety, and often all, in railroading.
"The Iron Ration" by George Abel Schreiner
For hours I have been awake thinking, and at last determined to save thee.
"Zoraida" by William Le Queux

In poetry:

So fare we forth from Babylon,
Along the road of stone;
And none looks back to Babylon
Save I–save I alone!
"Out Of Babylon" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
For lo, the way is dark;
Through mist and cloud I grope,
Save for that fitful spark,
The little flame of hope.
"A Hymn" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
That thine eternal Son should bear
To take a mortal form;
Made lower than His angels are,
To save a dying worm?
"Psalm VIII: O Lord, Our Lord" by Isaac Watts
“Neither do I condemn thee,”
I came not to condemn;
I came from God to save thee,
And turn thee from thy sin.
"Neither Do I Condemn Thee" by Daniel Webster Moody
His honor is engaged to save
The meanest of his sheep;
All that his heav'nly Father gave
His hands securely keep.
"Hymn 138" by Isaac Watts
By long experience have I known
Thy sovereign power to save;
At thy command I venture down
Securely to the grave.
"Psalm 71 part 3" by Isaac Watts

In news:

An increasing number of Americans have found a new way to save a dollar or, at any rate, to save the dollar bill .
Impact Motte finishes the year with 42 saves, 7 blown saves, a 2.75 ERA, a 0.92 WHIP, and an 86:17 K:BB ratio.
"Big Miracle": Saving the Whales Doesn't Save Any Laughs.
Save a Girl, Save the World.
Save and Then Save Some More.
Save on gas, save the environment, save your wallet.
Savely was born April 3, 1928 to Leigh and Ila Savely in the rural Mullinville, KS area.
Savely was born April 3, 1928, to Leigh and Ila Savely in the rural Mullinville area.
But waiting until your 40s or 50s to start saving can bring some challenges to your retirement savings success.
Save Mart's "Big Red" hot-rod shopping cart carried owner Bob Piccinini and his son at the Toyota/Save Mart 350 last month, wowing the crowd.
Doc Davis did not just save a Marine … he saved an entire family.
It's a free, personalized savings tool that helps you save money on your everyday bills.
The promise of saving a few bucks and saving the environment comes along with the Energy Star program.
A subscription to The Post-Journal pdf delivers to your desktop most complete report on the Jamestown region, while saving you hundreds each week in money saving coupons and advertising offers.
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In science:

In other words, we save the computation of 1 column by applying RollbackSort.
Semantics and Evaluation of Top-k Queries in Probabilistic Databases
On average, TA saves about half of the computation cost in simple relations.
Semantics and Evaluation of Top-k Queries in Probabilistic Databases
While Basic is already linear in terms of n, TA still saves a significant amount of computation, i.e., a little less than half.
Semantics and Evaluation of Top-k Queries in Probabilistic Databases
Thus, at least the decoding delay is saved this way.
On the statistical physics of directed polymers in a random medium and their relation to tree codes
WMAP five-year data save the brane inflation model to the level of 1σ .
Brane inflation revisited after WMAP five-year results
Here, to save space, we have written the above non-symmetric form.
Soft random solids and their heterogeneous elasticity
Again, if given our choice of r , the computational savings per iteration are comparable with the O(d/ log (d)) speedup described above.
Random Projections for the Nonnegative Least-Squares Problem
Q defined in Eq. (16) below), the spectral fluctuation measures of the CGUE coincide with those of the GUE save for correction terms of order 1/N .
Spectral fluctuation properties of constrained unitary ensembles of Gaussian-distributed random matrices
This approach could save a lot of computational time and resources, without compromising the results.
Analysis of Galactic late-type O dwarfs: more constraints on the weak wind problem
It should be noted that although wavelet compression allows the network to trade reconstruction quality for communication energy and bandwidth usage, such energy savings are naturally offset by the overhead cost of computing the wavelet coefficients.
A Unified Approach to Sparse Signal Processing
These local operators are stored as sparse matrices to save memory, although the matrix type is templated and could be anything.
The Density Matrix Renormalization Group for Strongly Correlated Electron Systems: A Generic Implementation
For once, they compute exact precision factorizations of the input matrices, which probably saves time for the large operational research problems that they consider but may have a too high overhead for the smaller problems that arise in SMT applications.
On using floating-point computations to help an exact linear arithmetic decision procedure
First we show that using this notion we can save the counting argument from Lemma 3.4.
No-splitting property and boundaries of random groups
This allows to operate on shorter samples that saves computer time.
Fronts of spin tunneling in molecular magnets
We use a proportional preamplifier (Ortec 109PC) to integrate the charge signal and a shaping amplifier (Ortec 485) to make unipolar pulses. A fast digitizer (Alazar ATS860) is used to convert pulses into waveforms, which are saved with our event record.
Transport properties of electrons in CF4