Origin of saving

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at save1, -ing2, -ing1
SYNONYMS FOR saving
2 restoring, redemptory, qualifying.
Related formssav·ing·ly, adverbnon·sav·ing, adjectiveun·sav·ing, adjectiveun·sav·ing·ly, adverb

Definition for saving (2 of 2)

save

1
[ 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

1
1175–1225; Middle English sa(u)ven < Old French sauver < Late Latin salvāre to save; see safe
Related forms
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British Dictionary definitions for saving (1 of 3)

Derived Formssavingly, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for saving (2 of 3)

save

1
/ (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 Formssavable 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 saving (3 of 3)

save

2
/ (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 saving

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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