- a person who rescues another from danger of death, especially from drowning.
- a person or thing that saves a person, as from a difficult situation or critical moment: That money was a lifesaver.
- Chiefly British. a lifeguard.
Origin of lifesaver
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Related Wordspity, benevolence, generosity, forgiveness, blessing, leniency, sympathy, clemency, goodwill, tolerance, grace, charity, reprieve, mercy, remission, amnesty, absolution, allowance, discharge, pardon
Examples from the Web for lifesaver
It was a lifesaver, for he was shooting down into the darkness at a great rate.The Royal Book of Oz
L. Frank Baum
He's been a lifesaver ever since he was a-put inter pants, but his jints is too stiff now.Vacation with the Tucker Twins
Such a device, Tom felt, might prove to be a lifesaver if he should ever become trapped under water—perhaps far from help.Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung
They'll probably patch it up and if we get a chance to escape later, it may be a lifesaver.The Solar Magnet
Sterner St. Paul Meek