Save meaning

sāv
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.

conjunction
5
1
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.

verb
1
0
To copy (a file) from a computer's main memory to a disk or other storage medium.
verb
1
0
To rescue or preserve from harm, danger, injury, etc.; make or keep safe.
verb
1
0
(dated) Unless; except.
conjunction
1
0
Advertisement
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.

noun
0
0
To keep in a safe or healthy condition.

God save King Richard!

verb
0
0
To avoid waste or expense; economize.
verb
0
0
To accumulate money.

Saving for a vacation.

verb
0
0
To preserve a person or thing from harm or loss.
verb
0
0
Advertisement
An act that prevents a ball or puck from entering a goal.
noun
0
0
A preservation by a relief pitcher of another pitcher's win.
noun
0
0
With the exception of; except.
preposition
0
0
Were it not; except.

The house would be finished by now, save that we had difficulty contracting a roofer.

conjunction
0
0
Unless.
conjunction
0
0
Advertisement
To keep in health and well-being.

God save the king!

verb
0
0
To preserve for future use; lay by.
verb
0
0
To prevent or guard against loss or waste of.

To save time, to save a game.

verb
0
0
To avoid, prevent, lessen, or guard against.

To save wear and tear.

verb
0
0
To treat or use carefully in order to preserve, lessen wear, etc.
verb
0
0
Advertisement
To copy (data, a file, etc.) from random-access memory to a disk, tape, etc. for storage.
verb
0
0
To deliver from sin and its penalties.
verb
0
0
To avoid expense, loss, waste, etc.; be economical.
verb
0
0
To keep something or someone from danger, harm, etc.
verb
0
0
To put by money or goods; hoard.
verb
0
0
Advertisement
To keep; last.
verb
0
0
To copy data, a file, etc. from random-access memory to a disk, tape, etc. for storage.
verb
0
0
To bring about deliverance from sin and its penalties.
verb
0
0
An action that keeps an opponent from scoring or winning.
noun
0
0
An official credit given to a relief pitcher who enters a game for a team that is in the lead and preserves a lead for the remainder of the game.
noun
0
0
Advertisement
Except; but.
preposition
0
0
Except; but.
conjunction
0
0
Unless.
conjunction
0
0
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 DiskAll 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.
0
0
In various sports, a block that prevents an opponent from scoring.

The goaltender made a great save.

noun
0
0
Advertisement
(baseball) When a relief pitcher comes into a game with a 3 run or less lead, and his team wins while continually being ahead.

Jones retired seven to earn the save.

noun
0
0
(professional wrestling, slang) A point in a professional wrestling match when one or more wrestlers run to the ring to aid a fellow wrestler who is being beaten.

The giant wrestler continued to beat down his smaller opponent, until several wrestlers ran in for the save.

noun
0
0
(computing) The act, process, or result of saving data to a storage medium.

If you're hit by a power cut, you'll lose all of your changes since your last save.

The game console can store up to eight saves on a single cartridge.

noun
0
0
To prevent harm or difficulty.
  • To help (somebody) to survive, or rescue (somebody or something) from harm.
    She was saved from drowning by a passer-by.
    We were able to save a few of our possessions from the house fire.
  • To keep (something) safe; to safeguard.
  • To spare (somebody) from effort, or from something undesirable.
  • (theology) To redeem or protect someone from eternal damnation.
    Jesus Christ came to save sinners.
  • (sports) To catch or deflect (a shot at goal).
verb
0
0
To put aside, to avoid.
verb
0
0
Advertisement
Except; with the exception of.

Only the parties may institute proceedings, save where the law shall provide otherwise.

preposition
0
0
save (one's) breath
  • To refrain from a futile appeal or effort:.
    Save your breath; you can't dissuade them.
idiom
0
0

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of save

  • Middle English saven from Old French sauver from Late Latin salvāre from Latin salvus safe sol- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old French sauf from Latin salvō ablative sing. of salvus safe sol- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • (First attested 1175-1225) From Middle English saven, sauven, from Old French sauver, from Late Latin salvāre (“to save")

    From Wiktionary