- tending or serving to save; rescuing; preserving.
- compensating; redeeming: a saving sense of humor.
- thrifty; economical: a saving housekeeper.
- making a reservation: a saving clause.
- except: Nothing remains saving these ruins.
- with all due respect to or for: saving your presence.
- except; save.
Origin of saving
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Examples from the Web for savings
And even those who consider themselves great patriots prefer to keep their savings in foreign currency.Recession? Devaluation? Inflation? Putin Tells Russia Stay the Course.
December 4, 2014
With the metros closed, she had to dip into her savings to pay for the expensive taxi ride home that morning.My Life Behind Kiev’s Barricades
February 21, 2014
If you are in the market to buy, “Your art budget is somewhere between your grocery budget and your savings budget,” he says.Aces High: Where to Buy Affordable Art
February 15, 2014
Everyone who entered received mobile coupons for savings on PepsiCo products.PepsiCo – NFL Partnership: Helping PepsiCo Customers
February 5, 2014
The savings over comparable store-bought shaving systems ranges from 30 to 60 percent.After 100 Years, the Shaving Industry Is Finally being Disrupted
January 24, 2014
Will you take care of some money for me until I get a chance to deposit it in the savings bank?
Then what have you been doing with your savings all these years?
Do you think, if I were alive, I would let any man rob me of the savings of my life?
The captain had assured him that neither his wife nor son knew aught of his savings.
I have left a separate fund in a savings bank for her to draw upon.
- tending to save or preserve
- redeeming or compensating (esp in the phrase saving grace)
- thrifty or economical
- law denoting or relating to an exception or reservationa saving clause in an agreement
- preservation or redemption, esp from loss or danger
- economy or avoidance of waste
- reduction in cost or expenditurea saving of 100 dollars
- anything saved
- (plural) money saved for future use
- law an exception or reservation
- with the exception of
Word Origin and History for savings
"money saved," 1737, plural of saving, vwerbal noun from save (v.). Related: Savings account attested by 1882; savings bank, 1817. S & L for savings and loan attested from 1951.