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save2

[seyv] /seɪv/
preposition
1.
except; but:
All the guests had left save one.
conjunction
2.
except; but (usually followed by that):
He would have gone, save that he had no means.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; variant of safe
Synonyms
1. See except1 .
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British Dictionary definitions for save that

save1

/seɪv/
verb
1.
(transitive) to rescue, preserve, or guard (a person or thing) from danger or harm
2.
to avoid the spending, waste, or loss of (money, possessions, etc)
3.
(transitive) to deliver from sin; redeem
4.
(often foll by up) to set aside or reserve (money, goods, etc) for future use
5.
(transitive) to treat with care so as to avoid or lessen wear or degeneration: use a good light to save your eyes
6.
(transitive) to prevent the necessity for; obviate the trouble of: good work now will save future revision
7.
(transitive) (sport) to prevent (a goal) by stopping (a struck ball or puck)
8.
(intransitive) (mainly US) (of food) to admit of preservation; keep
noun
9.
(sport) the act of saving a goal
10.
(computing) an instruction to write information from the memory onto a tape or disk
Derived Forms
savable, saveable, adjective
savableness, saveableness, noun
saver, noun
Word Origin
C13: from Old French salver, via Late Latin from Latin salvus safe

save2

/seɪv/
preposition
1.
(often foll by for) Also saving. with the exception of
conjunction
2.
but; except
Word Origin
C13 sauf, from Old French, from Latin salvō, from salvus safe
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Word Origin and History for save that

save

v.

c.1200, "to deliver from some danger; rescue from peril, bring to safety," also "prevent the death of;" also theological, "to deliver from sin or its consequences; admit to eternal life; gain salvation," from Old French sauver "keep (safe), protect, redeem," from Late Latin salvare "make safe, secure," from Latin salvus "safe" (see safe (adj.)). From c.1300 as "reserve for future use, hold back, store up instead of spending;" hence "keep possession of" (late 14c.).

Save face (1898) first was used among the British community in China and is said to be from Chinese; it has not been found in Chinese, but tiu lien "to lose face" does occur. To not (do something) to save one's life is recorded from 1848. To save (one's) breath "cease talking or arguing" is from 1926.

n.

in the sports sense of "act of preventing opponent from scoring," 1890, from save (v.).

prep.

"except," early 14c., from adjective save, which also was an early variant of safe (adj.), paralleling evolution in Old French sauf "safe," prepositional use of the adjective, in phrases such as saulve l'honneur "save (our) honor;" also a use in Latin (salva lege, etc.).

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Related Abbreviations for save that

SAVE

Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlement
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