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Meaning & Definition of Save in English

English

Save

/sev/

noun

1. (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring

  • "The goalie made a brilliant save"
  • "The relief pitcher got credit for a save"
    synonym:
  • save

verb

1. Save from ruin, destruction, or harm

    synonym:
  • salvage
  • ,
  • salve
  • ,
  • relieve
  • ,
  • save

2. To keep up and reserve for personal or special use

  • "She saved the old family photographs in a drawer"
    synonym:
  • save
  • ,
  • preserve

3. Bring into safety

  • "We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack"
    synonym:
  • save
  • ,
  • carry through
  • ,
  • pull through
  • ,
  • bring through

4. Spend less

  • Buy at a reduced price
    synonym:
  • save

5. Accumulate money for future use

  • "He saves half his salary"
    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • save
  • ,
  • make unnecessary

7. Save from sins

    synonym:
  • deliver
  • ,
  • redeem
  • ,
  • save

8. Refrain from harming

    synonym:
  • spare
  • ,
  • save

9. Spend sparingly, avoid the waste of

  • "This move will save money"
  • "The less fortunate will have to economize now"
    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • keep open
  • ,
  • hold open
  • ,
  • keep
  • ,
  • save

11. Record data on a computer

  • "Boot-up instructions are written on the hard disk"
    synonym:
  • write
  • ,
  • save

Examples of using

Could you save this dress for me?
You can save yourself the trouble.
It is terrible that we have to struggle with our own government in order to save the environment.