Origin of saving
Synonyms for saving
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 saving
Contemporary Examples of saving
Now, the goalkeeper is out with a memoir about his life until that point: The Keeper: A Life of Saving Goals and Achieving Them.Tim Howard’s Wall of Intensity
December 22, 2014
But it remains a moral crime to vilify good cops who have made the city safe, saving thousands of lives.Protesters Slimed This Good Samaritan Cop
December 16, 2014
We thanked them on stage for saving our asses and supporting indie music.How Much Money Does a Band Really Make on Tour?
December 8, 2014
And he offered no explicit reminder that the NYPD had been saving thousands of black lives, along with many others.Eric Garner Was Just a Number to Them
December 5, 2014
Their last hope for saving humanity, Eugene, turned out to be a liar with no idea how to stop the zombie virus.‘Walking Dead’ Showrunner Scott Gimple Teases ‘Darker, Weirder’ Times Ahead
December 2, 2014
Historical Examples of saving
Who, think you, does more injustice, a prodigal man or a saving man?Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
But it was not only in Eastern Europe that his saving influence was felt.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
How the devil would have laughed at the idea of a society for saving the world!Weighed and Wanting
Only some chips that I'm saving till mother has her nap out.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
After reading this note, I thought not of pursuing or saving Lady Glenthorn.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
Word Origin for save
Word Origin for save
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