[ lahyf-sey-ver ]
/ ˈlaɪfˌseɪ vər /


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.

Nearby words

  1. lifeline,
  2. lifelong,
  3. lifelong learning,
  4. lifemanship,
  5. lifer,
  6. lifesaving,
  7. lifesaving service,
  8. lifespan,
  9. lifestream,
  10. lifestyle

Origin of lifesaver

First recorded in 1880–85; life + saver

Related formslife·sav·ing, adjective, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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