- 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
Related Words for saviorliberator, hero, salvation, defender, protector, guardian, conservator, preserver, deliverer, rescuer
Examples from the Web for savior
Contemporary Examples of savior
Now they are a notch on a belt, and the savior can feel good about themselves.To Catch a Sex Worker: A&E’s Awful, Exploitative Ambush Show
December 19, 2014
“He told us we were going to be the savior of FM radio,” said John Normand.The Godfather of Right-Wing Radio
November 23, 2014
The next day, Christmas, is the birthday of the savior, but Frank is not a believer.Richard Ford’s Artful Survivalist Guide: The Return of Frank Bascombe
November 4, 2014
The King returns to Cleveland, a battered Kobe battles in the West, and the Zen Master is christened the savior of New York.2014 NBA Preview: Skinny LeBron and the Racist Ghost of Donald Sterling
October 27, 2014
I am not a savior, but I do everything for the country I love very much.Exclusive Interview: The ‘Chocolate King’ Who Might Save Ukraine
March 31, 2014
Historical Examples of savior
This, sir, is your exposition of the Savior's rule of right.Slavery Ordained of God
Rev. Fred A. Ross, D.D.
The war god Guan Di also is appealed to as a savior in all sorts of emergencies.The Chinese Fairy Book
The most beautiful fictions ever written were the parables of the Savior.
Like his other hymns most of his hymns to the Savior are objective rather than subjective.Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark
Jens Christian Aaberg
He ascribes fanaticism also to the savior of Paris that was to be—Trochu.
Word Origin and History for savior
c.1300, "one who delivers or rescues from peril," also a title of Jesus Christ, from Old French sauveour, from Late Latin salvatorem (nominative salvator) "a saver, preserver" (cf. Spanish salvador, Italian salvatore), from salvatus, past participle of salvare "to save" (see save (v.)). In Christian sense, a translation of Greek soter "savior." Replaced Old English hælend, literally "healing," noun use of present participle of hælan (see heal).