|1.||[ noun ] an act of economizing; reduction in cost|
"it was a small economy to walk to work every day" or "there was a saving of 50 cents"
|Related terms:||action retrenchment economies_of_scale economy_of_scale save|
|2.||[ adjective ] bringing about salvation or redemption from sin|
"saving faith" "redemptive (or redeeming) love"
|3.||[ noun ] recovery or preservation from loss or danger|
|Synonyms:||rescue deliverance delivery|
"work is the deliverance of mankind": "a surgeon's job is the saving of lives"
|Related terms:||recovery redemption liberation search_and_rescue_mission reclamation lifesaving salvation salvage salvage rescue|
|4.||[ adjective ] characterized by thriftiness|
"wealthy by inheritance but saving by constitution"- Ellen Glasgow
|5.||[ noun ] the activity of protecting something from loss or danger|
|Related terms:||protection self-preservation conservation environmentalism fixation embalmment reservation immobilisation keep|