verb (used with object), saved, sav·ing.
verb (used without object), saved, sav·ing.
Origin of save1
Synonyms for save
Examples from the Web for saver
Historical Examples of saver
Eh, Saver above, it wouldn't be the death of his sister—of Connor's Oona!Fardorougha, The Miser
And his popular sobriquet was Simon the Saver (Anglicè, miser).Fifty-Two Stories For Girls
The sight of his patron, the saver of his life, is like having it saved a second time.The Flag of Distress
He was, “in the best sense,” she wrote elsewhere, “a saver of men.”The Life of Florence Nightingale vol. 1 of 2
Edward Tyas Cook
Ma allers said, 'If the time comes when you have to marry, marry a saver!'The Wooing of Calvin Parks
Laura E. Richards
Word Origin for save
Word Origin for save
c.1300, "savior," agent noun from save (v.). Meaning "one who economizes" is 1540s; meaning "means of saving" is from 1660s.
c.1200, "to deliver from some danger; rescue from peril, bring to safety," also "prevent the death of;" also theological, "to deliver from sin or its consequences; admit to eternal life; gain salvation," from Old French sauver "keep (safe), protect, redeem," from Late Latin salvare "make safe, secure," from Latin salvus "safe" (see safe (adj.)). From c.1300 as "reserve for future use, hold back, store up instead of spending;" hence "keep possession of" (late 14c.).
Save face (1898) first was used among the British community in China and is said to be from Chinese; it has not been found in Chinese, but tiu lien "to lose face" does occur. To not (do something) to save one's life is recorded from 1848. To save (one's) breath "cease talking or arguing" is from 1926.
in the sports sense of "act of preventing opponent from scoring," 1890, from save (v.).
"except," early 14c., from adjective save, which also was an early variant of safe (adj.), paralleling evolution in Old French sauf "safe," prepositional use of the adjective, in phrases such as saulve l'honneur "save (our) honor;" also a use in Latin (salva lege, etc.).
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
- penny saved is a penny earned
- rainy day, save for a
- scrimp and save
- to save one's life