2. [syn: protected, saved]
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.
God save all this fair company. --Chaucer.
He cried, saying, Lord, save me. --Matt. xiv.
Thou hast . . . quitted all to save
A world from utter loss. --Milton.
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.
Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.
--1 Tim. i.
3. To keep from being spent or lost; to secure from waste or
expenditure; to lay up; to reserve.
Now save a nation, and now save a groat. --Pope.
4. To rescue from something undesirable or hurtful; to
prevent from doing something; to spare.
I'll save you
That labor, sir. All's now done. --Shak.
5. To hinder from doing, suffering, or happening; to obviate
the necessity of; to prevent; to spare.
Will you not speak to save a lady's blush? --Dryden.
6. To hold possession or use of; to escape loss of.
Just saving the tide, and putting in a stock of
To save appearances, to preserve a decent outside; to avoid
exposure of a discreditable state of things.
Syn: To preserve; rescue; deliver; protect; spare; reserve;
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: rescued; especially from the power and consequences of
sin; "a saved soul" [ant: lost]
2: guarded from injury or destruction [syn: protected,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
70 Moby Thesaurus words for "saved":
angelic, archangelic, beatified, born again, canonized, celestial,
cherubic, circumcised, conserved, converted, extra, fresh,
glorified, heavenly, held, held back, held in reserve, held out,
in abeyance, in glory, in hand, intact, justified, kept, martyred,
mint, new, original, preserved, pristine, protected, put aside,
put by, reborn, redeemed, regenerate, regenerated, renewed,
reserve, reserved, retained, sainted, saintly, sanctified,
seraphic, spare, spared, spiritually purified, stored, suspended,
to spare, unapplied, unbeaten, unconsumed, undamaged, unemployed,
unexercised, unexpended, unhandled, unspent, unspoiled, untainted,
untapped, untouched, untrodden, unused, unutilized, waived,