save

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[ seyv ]
/ seɪv /

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

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

noun

an act or instance of saving, especially in sports.
Baseball. a statistical credit given a relief pitcher for preserving a team's victory by holding its lead in a game.

Origin of save

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1175–1225; Middle English sa(u)ven < Old French sauver < Late Latin salvāre to save; see safe

SYNONYMS FOR save

6 store up, husband.

OTHER WORDS FROM save

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Examples from the Web for saveable

  • Pickering'll be a magician, I mean; he's the boy who'll save our bacon, if it's saveable.

    Uller Uprising|Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr

British Dictionary definitions for saveable (1 of 2)

save1
/ (seɪv) /

verb

noun

sport the act of saving a goal
computing an instruction to write information from the memory onto a tape or disk

Derived forms of save

savable or saveable, adjectivesavableness or saveableness, nounsaver, noun

Word Origin for save

C13: from Old French salver, via Late Latin from Latin salvus safe

British Dictionary definitions for saveable (2 of 2)

save2
/ (seɪv) archaic, or literary /

preposition

Also: saving (often foll by for) with the exception of

conjunction

but; except

Word Origin for save

C13 sauf, from Old French, from Latin salvō, from salvus safe
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Idioms and Phrases with saveable

save

In addition to the idioms beginning with save

  • saved by the bell
  • save face
  • save for a rainy day
  • save one's bacon
  • save one's breath
  • save the day
  • save up

also see:

  • penny saved is a penny earned
  • rainy day, save for a
  • scrimp and save
  • to save one's life
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