|1.||[ verb ] save from ruin or destruction|
|Synonyms:||salvage relieve salve|
|Related terms:||rescue rescuer salvage salvage|
|2.||[ verb ] to keep up and reserve for personal or special use|
|Synonyms:||maintain preserve conserve keep_up|
: "save something in case you hit trouble."
|Related terms:||keep keep record conserve embalm plastinate hold_the_line care conservation|
|3.||[ verb ] to keep up and reserve for personal or special use|
"She saved the old family photographs in a drawer"
|Related terms:||keep record conserve preserve|
|4.||[ verb ] make unnecessary an expenditure or effort|
"This will save money" "I'll save you the trouble" "This will save you a lot of time"
|5.||[ verb ] spend less; buy at a reduced price|
|Related terms:||scrimp saver buy|
|6.||[ verb ] bring into safety|
|Synonyms:||pull_through bring_through carry_through|
"We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack"
|Related terms:||rescue savior|
|7.||[ verb ] feather one's nest; have a nest egg|
"He saves half his salary"
|Related terms:||squander hoard savings|
|8.||[ verb ] from sins, as in religious dogma|
|Related terms:||religion redemption savior|
|9.||[ verb ] refrain from harming|
|Related terms:||refrain_from refrain favor sparer|
|10.||[ verb ] spend sparingly, avoid the waste of|
"This move will save money" "The less fortunate will have to economize now"
|Related terms:||spend conserve tighten_one's_belt economy economy economizer saver|
|11.||[ verb ] retain rights to|
|Synonyms:||hold_open keep keep_open|
"keep my job for me while I give birth" "keep my seat, please" "keep open the possibility of a merger"
|Related terms:||reserve reserve keep|
|12.||[ noun ] the act of preventing the opposition from scoring (in sports)|
: "the goalie made a brilliant save" "the relief pitcher got credit for a save"
|Related terms:||prevention sport|