• Charlie holding the broom that saved him
    Charlie holding the broom that saved him
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v save make unnecessary an expenditure or effort "This will save money","I'll save you the trouble","This will save you a lot of time"
    • v save record data on a computer "boot-up instructions are written on the hard disk"
    • v save to keep up and reserve for personal or special use "She saved the old family photographs in a drawer"
    • v save accumulate money for future use "He saves half his salary"
    • v save spend less; buy at a reduced price
    • v save retain rights to "keep my job for me while I give birth","keep my seat, please","keep open the possibility of a merger"
    • v save spend sparingly, avoid the waste of "This move will save money","The less fortunate will have to economize now"
    • v save refrain from harming
    • v save save from ruin, destruction, or harm
    • v save save from sins
    • v save bring into safety "We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack"
    • n save (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring "the goalie made a brilliant save","the relief pitcher got credit for a save"
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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: John Wilkes Booth's brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln's son.
    • prep. or conj Save Except; excepting; not including; leaving out; deducting; reserving; saving. "Five times received I forty stripes save one."
    • conj Save Except; unless.
    • Save (Theol) 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. "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners."
    • n Save The herb sage, or salvia.
    • v. i Save To avoid unnecessary expense or expenditure; to prevent waste; to be economical. "Brass ordnance saveth in the quantity of the material."
    • Save To hinder from doing, suffering, or happening; to obviate the necessity of; to prevent; to spare. "Will you not speak to save a lady's blush?"
    • Save To hold possession or use of; to escape loss of. "Just saving the tide, and putting in a stock of merit."
    • Save To keep from being spent or lost; to secure from waste or expenditure; to lay up; to reserve. "Now save a nation, and now save a groat."
    • Save 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. "God save all this fair company.""He cried, saying, Lord, save me.""Thou hast . . . quitted all to save A world from utter loss."
    • Save To rescue from something undesirable or hurtful; to prevent from doing something; to spare. "I'll save you
      That labor, sir. All's now done."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: March 14 is "Save a spider day."
    • save To preserve from danger, injury, loss, destruction, or evil of any kind; wrest or keep from impending danger; rescue: as, to save a house from burning, or a man from drowning; to save a family from ruin.
    • save To deliver from the power and penal consequences of sin; rescue from sin and spiritual death.
    • save To deliver; defend.
    • save To spare: as, to save one's self much trouble and expense.
    • save To use or preserve with frugal care; keep fresh or good, as for future use; husband: as, to save one's clothes; to save one's strength for a final effort.
    • save To avoid, curtail, or lessen; especially, to lessen waste in or of; economize: as, to save time, expense, or labor.
    • save To lay by, little by little, and as the result of frugal care; lay up; hoard: as, he has saved quite a good sum out of his scanty earnings.
    • save To take advantage of; utilize; avoid missing or losing; be in time for; catch: as, to save the tide.
    • save To prevent the occurrence, use, or necessity of; obviate: as, a stitch in time saves nine.
    • save Synonyms and To redeem.
    • save To protect.
    • save To be economical; keep from spending; spare.
    • save To be capable of preservation: said of fish: as, to save well.
    • save Except; not including; leaving out of account; unless.
    • n save The herb sage or salvia.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The average company saves over $7,000 for each employee suggestion that is enacted
    • v.t Save sāv 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 Save to be economical
    • prep Save except
    • prep Save excepting
    • n Save that which is saved:
    • n Save (pl.) earnings
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  • Edward M. Forster
    “Death destroys a man, the idea of Death saves him.”
  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “The saving man becomes the free man.”
  • Lord Alfred Tennyson
    “There's no glory like those who save their country.”
  • 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.”
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    “Who saves his country violates no law.”


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.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. saven, sauven, salven, OF. salver, sauver, F. sauver, L. salvare, fr. salvus, saved, safe. See Safe (a.)


In literature:

But the deep stillness continued, save for the light song of the wind that sang continually among the leaves.
"The Eyes of the Woods" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Don't wait a moment if you would save her, and save him!
"Roger Trewinion" by Joseph Hocking
Nothing can be positively ascertained, save that our gunboats are sunk, and theirs are coming up to the city.
"A Confederate Girl's Diary" by Sarah Margan Dawson
Perhaps she is thinking of a sailor saved from sharks after falling among them, and more still of the man who saved him.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
By the time he had got back to Market Street again the streets were deserted, save for a few late stragglers.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
She had saved it then, and of course she could save it now.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
Miss Denham was popular with everyone save Daisy in that happy home.
"A Coin of Edward VII" by Fergus Hume
I was lost, and nothing could save me!
"The Son of Monte Christo" by Jules Lermina
We feel that you have saved Ben's life and ours.
"The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon
The fire swept down the streets so rapidly that it was practically impossible to save anything in its way.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum

In poetry:

Self shudders at the angry waves,
And dreams of what should be,
But Love the sinking sinner saves,
And stills the stormy sea.
"To M.P." by John Lawson Stoddard
"Yes, Heav'n will save thee," GOLFRE said,
"Save thee, to be MY bride!"
But while he spoke a beam of light
Shone on her bosom, deathly white,
Then onward seem'd to glide.
"Golfre, Gothic Swiss Tale" by Mary Darby Robinson
As thou the fi'ry Furnace didst assuage,
And the three Children saved'st from its rage;
So, for Christ's sake, let it thy goodness please,
To save thy servant from this dire disease!
"A Prayer For A Clergyman, When He Goes To Visit The Sick, Or In The Time Of A Plague" by Rees Prichard
"Oh, sister, sister, save my life,
Hey Edinbruch, how Edinbruch.
Oh sister, sister, save my life,
Stirling for aye:
And ye shall be the squire's wife,
Bonny Sweet Johnstonne that stands upon Tay."
"The Twa Sisters" by Andrew Lang
Mother, with unbowed head
Hear thou across the sea
The farewell of the dead,
The dead who died for thee.
Greet them again with tender words and grave,
For saving thee, themselves they could not save.
"Farewell" by Sir Henry Newbolt
The grayness of sea-spaces where
There's loneliness alone,
Save for the wings that sweep it with unrest,
Save for the hunger-cries that sound
And die into a moan,
Save for the moaning hunger in my breast.
"The Song Of The Homesick Gael" by Cale Young Rice

In news:

Alex Ruzbacki had six saves for the Mountaineers , while Kyle Bissonette made two saves late in the second half.
8-year- old says teacher saved him in Conn. An eight-year- old student described how a teacher saved him from bullets at his Newtown, Conn.
Rescue dogs that were saved are now being trained to save other people's lives by sniffing out ovarian cancer.
Energy Savings and PACE legislation could save homeowners and businesses.
A penny saved is a penny earned, but for one Milford man, a lot of pennies saved is a mortgage payment.
Some products help you save water, others can save you from it.
That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan .
Save-a-Pet looks to save itself.
Save Prentice or save lives.
Save 15% average savings on brand name prescriptions .
To download, right click on the link, icon, or image and select"Save Target As" or "Save Link As" and save to your computer.
Message behind Planet Earth Track 01: Save the earth, save the dolphins, save the whales and those adorable little seals being slaughtered in Canada.
Five-axis machining saves on setup and cutting time, and through the use of automated programming , it saved on programming time also.
The parent teacher group at Brichta Elementary School says it's not their job, but someone has to come up with a way to save the district money while saving schools.
Some of your options have more short-term savings and some have more long-term savings.

In science:

Proof: To save notation, without loss of generality, we may assume that (xij )r×r has rank r.
Classification of simple $C^*$-algebras of tracial topological rank zero
To save notation, without loss of generality, we may assume that (xij )r×r has rank r.
Classification of simple $C^*$-algebras of tracial topological rank zero
This saves from certain difficulties, which may arise because the considered groups have many involutions.
Singular sets and parameters of generalized triangle orbifolds
Within this section all basic methods to construct strings and save them into libraries will be explained.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Therefore it not only handles the String Generator for the storage of the Z function but also saves the character strings which have been generated during the evaluation of the amplitudes.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++