1. a feature of a software program that automatically saves an open document or file: I like to live dangerously and turn off the autosave feature in my word processor.
  2. an instance of this function: an autosave every three minutes.

verb (used with object), au·to·saved, au·to·sav·ing.

to save (a document or file) using this feature.

verb (used without object), au·to·saved, au·to·sav·ing.

to be automatically saved: Most video games autosave after each new level.

Nearby words

  1. autoreinfection,
  2. autoreproduction,
  3. autorickshaw,
  4. autorotation,
  5. autoroute,
  6. autoschediasm,
  7. autosensitization,
  8. autosepticemia,
  9. autoserum,
  10. autosexing

Origin of autosave Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019