1 tr to rescue, preserve, or guard (a person or thing) from danger or harm
2 to avoid the spending, waste, or loss of (money, possessions, etc.)
3 tr to deliver from sin; redeem
4 often foll by: up to set aside or reserve (money, goods, etc.) for future use
5 tr to treat with care so as to avoid or lessen wear or degeneration
use a good light to save your eyes
6 tr to prevent the necessity for; obviate the trouble of
good work now will save future revision
7 tr (Soccer, hockey, etc.) to prevent (a goal) by stopping (a struck ball or puck).
8 intr (Chiefly U.S.) (of food) to admit of preservation; keep
9 (Soccer, hockey, etc.) the act of saving a goal
10 (Computing) an instruction to write information from the memory onto a tape or disk
(C13: from Old French salver, via Late Latin from Latin salvus safe)
savable, saveable adj
savableness, saveableness n
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