Save Definition

sāv
saved, saves, saving
verb
saved, saves, saving
To rescue or preserve from harm, danger, injury, etc.; make or keep safe.
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To keep in health and well-being.
God save the king!
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To avoid, prevent, lessen, or guard against.
To save wear and tear.
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To preserve for future use; lay by.
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To keep; last.
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noun
saves
An act that prevents a ball or puck from entering a goal.
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An action that keeps an opponent from scoring or winning.
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A preservation by a relief pitcher of another pitcher's win.
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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.
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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.
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preposition
Except; but.
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conjuntion
Except; but.
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Unless.
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idiom
save (one's) breath
  • To refrain from a futile appeal or effort:

    Save your breath; you can't dissuade them.

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Other Word Forms of Save

Noun

Singular:
save
Plural:
saves

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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

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