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NOUN (1)

1. (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring;
- Example: "the goalie made a brilliant save"
- Example: "the relief pitcher got credit for a save"


VERB (11)

1. save from ruin, destruction, or harm;
[syn: salvage, salve, relieve, save]

2. to keep up and reserve for personal or special use;
- Example: "She saved the old family photographs in a drawer"
[syn: save, preserve]

3. bring into safety;
- Example: "We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack"
[syn: save, carry through, pull through, bring through]

4. spend less; buy at a reduced price;

5. accumulate money for future use;
- Example: "He saves half his salary"
[syn: save, lay aside, save up]

6. make unnecessary an expenditure or effort;
- Example: "This will save money"
- Example: "I'll save you the trouble"
- Example: "This will save you a lot of time"
[syn: save, make unnecessary]

7. save from sins;
[syn: deliver, redeem, save]

8. refrain from harming;
[syn: spare, save]

9. spend sparingly, avoid the waste of;
- Example: "This move will save money"
- Example: "The less fortunate will have to economize now"
[syn: save, economize, economise]

10. retain rights to;
- Example: "keep my job for me while I give birth"
- Example: "keep my seat, please"
- Example: "keep open the possibility of a merger"
[syn: keep open, hold open, keep, save]

11. record data on a computer;
- Example: "boot-up instructions are written on the hard disk"
[syn: write, save]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Save \Save\, n. [See Sage the herb.] The herb sage, or salvia. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Save \Save\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Saved; p. pr. & vb. n. Saving.] [OE. saven, sauven, salven, OF. salver, sauver, F. sauver, L. salvare, fr. salvus saved, safe. See Safe, a.] 1. To make safe; to procure the safety of; to preserve from injury, destruction, or evil of any kind; to rescue from impending danger; as, to save a house from the flames. [1913 Webster] God save all this fair company. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] He cried, saying, Lord, save me. --Matt. xiv. 30. [1913 Webster] Thou hast . . . quitted all to save A world from utter loss. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. (Theol.) Specifically, to deliver from sin and its penalty; to rescue from a state of condemnation and spiritual death, and bring into a state of spiritual life. [1913 Webster] Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. --1 Tim. i. 15. [1913 Webster] 3. To keep from being spent or lost; to secure from waste or expenditure; to lay up; to reserve. [1913 Webster] Now save a nation, and now save a groat. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 4. To rescue from something undesirable or hurtful; to prevent from doing something; to spare. [1913 Webster] I'll save you That labor, sir. All's now done. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. To hinder from doing, suffering, or happening; to obviate the necessity of; to prevent; to spare. [1913 Webster] Will you not speak to save a lady's blush? --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 6. To hold possession or use of; to escape loss of. [1913 Webster] Just saving the tide, and putting in a stock of merit. --Swift. [1913 Webster] To save appearances, to preserve a decent outside; to avoid exposure of a discreditable state of things. [1913 Webster] Syn: To preserve; rescue; deliver; protect; spare; reserve; prevent. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Save \Save\, v. i. To avoid unnecessary expense or expenditure; to prevent waste; to be economical. [1913 Webster] Brass ordnance saveth in the quantity of the material. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Save \Save\, prep. or conj. [F. sauf, properly adj., safe. See Safe, a.] Except; excepting; not including; leaving out; deducting; reserving; saving. [1913 Webster] Five times received I forty stripes save one. --2 Cor. xi. 24. [1913 Webster] Syn: See Except. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Save \Save\, conj. Except; unless. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

save n 1: (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring; "the goalie made a brilliant save"; "the relief pitcher got credit for a save" v 1: save from ruin, destruction, or harm [syn: salvage, salve, relieve, save] 2: to keep up and reserve for personal or special use; "She saved the old family photographs in a drawer" [syn: save, preserve] 3: bring into safety; "We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack" [syn: save, carry through, pull through, bring through] 4: spend less; buy at a reduced price 5: accumulate money for future use; "He saves half his salary" [syn: save, lay aside, save up] 6: make unnecessary an expenditure or effort; "This will save money"; "I'll save you the trouble"; "This will save you a lot of time" [syn: save, make unnecessary] 7: save from sins [syn: deliver, redeem, save] 8: refrain from harming [syn: spare, save] 9: spend sparingly, avoid the waste of; "This move will save money"; "The less fortunate will have to economize now" [syn: save, economize, economise] 10: retain rights to; "keep my job for me while I give birth"; "keep my seat, please"; "keep open the possibility of a merger" [syn: keep open, hold open, keep, save] 11: record data on a computer; "boot-up instructions are written on the hard disk" [syn: write, save]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

221 Moby Thesaurus words for "save": abet, abstain, accumulate, aid, amass, anticipate, aside from, assist, avail, avert, backlog, bail out, bar, barring, bear a hand, befriend, benefit, beside, besides, bottle up, but, cache, collect, comfort, conserve, convert, copyright, cork up, cumulate, debar, defend, deflect, deliver, deposit, deter, discounting, discourage, dishearten, dispense with, do good, do without, doctor, ease, economize, enforce economies, estop, ex, except, except for, except that, excepting, exception taken of, exclude, excluding, exclusive of, extract, extricate, favor, fend, fend off, forbear, forbid, foreclose, forestall, forgo, free, from, garner, garner up, gather into barns, give a boost, give a hand, give a lift, give help, give salvation, guard, heap up, help, hide, hoard, hoard up, hold, hold back, hold in, hold off, however, husband, if not, inhibit, keep, keep alive, keep back, keep by one, keep from, keep in, keep in hand, keep in reserve, keep in store, keep intact, keep inviolate, keep off, keep on hand, keep safe, keep up, keep within compass, lay aside, lay away, lay by, lay in, lay up, leaving out, lend a hand, lend one aid, less, let alone, liberate, lock in, maintain, make ends meet, make sure, manage, minus, not counting, not destroy, not endanger, not expend, not touch, not use, not use up, not waste, obviate, off, omitting, outside of, patent, pile up, play safe, preclude, precluding, preserve, prevent, proffer aid, prohibit, protect, put apart, put aside, put away, put by, put something aside, put up, rally, ransom, reclaim, recover, redeem, reform, refrain, regenerate, register, release, relieve, remedy, render assistance, repel, repress, rescue, reserve, restore, resuscitate, retain, retrieve, revive, rule out, safeguard, salt away, salvage, save and except, save up, saving, scrape, scrape and save, scrimp, secrete, secure, set apart, set aside, set by, set free, set up, shelter, shield, skimp, spare, squirrel, squirrel away, stave off, stock up, stockpile, store up, stow, succor, support, suppress, sustain, take in tow, take precautions, than, treasure, treasure up, turn aside, unchain, unless, unless that, unshackle, uphold, waive, ward off, were it not, withhold, without, yet
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

SAVE An assembler for the Burroughs 220 by Melvin Conway (see Conway's Law). The name "SAVE" didn't stand for anything, it was just that you lost fewer card decks and listings because they all had SAVE written on them. (1995-01-16)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

save To copy data to a more permanent form of storage. The term is commonly used for when some kind of document editing application program writes the current document from RAM to a file on hard disk at the request of the user. The implication is that the user might later load the file back into the editor again to view it, print it, or continue editing it. Saving a document makes it safe from the effects of power failure. The "document" might actually be anything, e.g. a word processor document, the current state of a game, a piece of music, a website, or a memory image of some program being executed (though the term "dump" would probably be more common here). Data can be saved to any kind of (writable) storage: hard disk, floppy disk, CD-R; either locally or via a network. A program might save its data without any explicit user request, e.g. periodically as a precaution ("auto save"), or if it forms part of a pipeline of processes which pass data via intermediate files. In the latter case the term suggests all data is written in a single operation whereas "output" might be a continuous flow, in true pipeline fashion. When copying several files from one storage medium to another, the terms "backup", "dump", or "archive" would be used rather than "save". The term "store" is similar to "save" but typically applies to copying a single item of data, e.g. a number, from a processor's register to RAM. A "save" operation saves the document in its native format, e.g. a proprietary word processor format, whereas "save as" (or "export") saves the same data in a different format, e.g. a plain text file. (2002-06-07)