savior

or sav·iour

[ seyv-yer ]
/ ˈseɪv yər /

noun

a person who saves, rescues, or delivers: the savior of the country.
(initial capital letter) a title of God, especially of Christ.
(initial capital letter) Classical Mythology. an epithet of Artemis.

Origin of savior

1250–1300; Middle English saveour, sauveur < Old French sauvëour < Late Latin salvātor, equivalent to Latin salvā(re) to save1 + -tor -tor

Related forms

sav·ior·hood, sav·ior·ship, nounun·der·sav·ior, noun

Can be confused

savior savor savory

Usage note

See -or1.
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