- Save means unless or except.
An example of save used as a conjunction is in the sentence, "We would be going on a vacation right now, save we had spent all of the money too early," which means we would be going on a vacation right now, except we had spent all of the money too early.
- The definition of a save is a sports move that prevents the other team from scoring or winning.
An example of a save is when a relief pitcher for the winning team keeps the other team from getting the advantage and winning.
- Save is defined as to rescue, keep in good condition, store up money or goods or prevent from losing or being hurt.
An example of to save is to bring a sickly cat back to health.
save definition by Webster's New World
- to rescue or preserve from harm, danger, injury, etc.; make or keep safe
- to keep in health and well-being: now only in certain formulas: God save the king!
- to preserve for future use; lay by: often with up
- to prevent or guard against loss or waste of: to save time, to save a game
- to avoid, prevent, lessen, or guard against: to save wear and tear
- to treat or use carefully in order to preserve, lessen wear, etc.
- Comput. to copy (data, a file, etc.) from random-access memory to a disk, tape, etc. for storage
- Theol. to deliver from sin and its penalties
Origin: Middle English saven ; from Old French sauver, salver ; from Classical Latin salvare ; from salvus, safe
- to avoid expense, loss, waste, etc.; be economical
- to keep something or someone from danger, harm, etc.
- to put by money or goods; hoard: often with up
- to keep; last
- Theol. to bring about deliverance from sin and its penalties
- Sports an action that keeps an opponent from scoring or winning
- ☆ Baseball the preserving of a team's lead by a relief pitcher in the final inning
Origin: Middle English sauf ; from Old French literally , safe: sense developed from use in absolute constructions, for example sauf le droit, right (being) safe
- except; but
- Archaic unless
save definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb saved saved, sav·ing, saves verb, transitive
- a. To rescue from harm, danger, or loss.b. To set free from the consequences of sin; redeem.
- To keep in a safe condition; safeguard.
- To prevent the waste or loss of; conserve.
- a. To avoid spending (money) so as to keep or accumulate it.b. To avoid spending (money or time) in an amount less than what circumstances normally require: saved $25 at the sale; saved 15 minutes by taking a shortcut.
- To set aside for future use; store.
- To treat with care by avoiding fatigue, wear, or damage; spare: save one's eyesight.
- To make unnecessary; obviate: Your taking the trunk to the attic has saved me an extra trip.
- a. Sports To prevent (a goal) from being scored by an opponent.b. To preserve a victory in (a game).c. Baseball To preserve (another pitcher's win) by protecting one's team's lead during a stint of relief pitching.
- Computer Science To copy (a file) from a computer's main memory to a storage medium.
- To avoid waste or expense; economize.
- To accumulate money: saving for a vacation.
- To preserve a person or thing from harm or loss.
- Sports An act that prevents an opponent from scoring.
- Baseball A preservation by a relief pitcher of another pitcher's win.
Origin: Middle English saven, from Old French sauver, from Late Latin salvāre, from Latin salvus, safe; see sol- in Indo-European roots.
- savˈa·ble, saveˈa·ble adjective
- savˈer noun
- Were it not; except: The house would be finished by now, save that we had difficulty contracting a roofer.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French sauf, from Latin salvō, ablative sing. of salvus, safe; see sol- in Indo-European roots.
save - Computer Definition
To copy the document, record or image being worked on to a storage medium. If the file has already been created on the hard disk, saving updates the file by writing the data currently in memory (RAM) to the disk. All modern applications prompt the user to save data upon exiting if the user has made any changes to them. Save to Disk All processing is done in memory (RAM). When the processing is completed, the data must be placed onto a permanent storage medium, which is generally the hard disk. In the past, it might have been magnetic tape. See Save As.
save - Phrases/Idioms
save (one's) breath