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saving

[sey-ving] /ˈseɪ vɪŋ/
adjective
1.
tending or serving to save; rescuing; preserving.
2.
compensating; redeeming:
a saving sense of humor.
3.
thrifty; economical:
a saving housekeeper.
4.
making a reservation:
a saving clause.
noun
5.
a reduction or lessening of expenditure or outlay:
a saving of 10 percent.
6.
something that is saved.
7.
savings, sums of money saved by economy and laid away.
8.
Law. a reservation or exception.
preposition
9.
except:
Nothing remains saving these ruins.
10.
with all due respect to or for:
saving your presence.
conjunction
11.
except; save.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see save1, -ing2, -ing1
Related forms
savingly, adverb
nonsaving, adjective
unsaving, adjective
unsavingly, adverb
Synonyms
2. restoring, redemptory, qualifying.

save1

[seyv] /seɪv/
verb (used with object), saved, saving.
1.
to rescue from danger or possible harm, injury, or loss:
to save someone from drowning.
2.
to keep safe, intact, or unhurt; safeguard; preserve:
God save the king.
3.
to keep from being lost:
to save the game.
4.
to avoid the spending, consumption, or waste of:
to save fuel.
5.
to keep, as for reuse:
to save leftovers for tomorrow's dinner.
6.
to set aside, reserve, or lay by:
to save money.
7.
to treat carefully in order to reduce wear, fatigue, etc.:
to save one's eyes by reading under proper light.
8.
to prevent the occurrence, use, or necessity of; obviate:
to come early in order to save waiting.
9.
Theology. to deliver from the power and consequences of sin.
10.
Computers. to copy (a file) from RAM onto a disk or other storage medium.
11.
Sports. to stop (a ball or puck) from entering one's goal.
verb (used without object), saved, saving.
12.
to lay up money as the result of economy or thrift.
13.
to be economical in expenditure.
14.
to preserve something from harm, injury, loss, etc.
15.
to admit of being kept without spoiling, as food.
noun
16.
an act or instance of saving, especially in sports.
17.
Baseball. a statistical credit given a relief pitcher for preserving a team's victory by holding its lead in a game.
Origin
1175-1225; Middle English sa(u)ven < Old French sauver < Late Latin salvāre to save; see safe
Related forms
savable, saveable, adjective
savableness, saveableness, noun
saver, noun
unsavable, adjective
unsaveable, adjective
unsaved, adjective
Synonyms
1. salvage. 6. store up, husband. 12. economize, hoard.
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British Dictionary definitions for saving

saving

/ˈseɪvɪŋ/
adjective
1.
tending to save or preserve
2.
redeeming or compensating (esp in the phrase saving grace)
3.
thrifty or economical
4.
(law) denoting or relating to an exception or reservation: a saving clause in an agreement
noun
5.
preservation or redemption, esp from loss or danger
6.
economy or avoidance of waste
7.
reduction in cost or expenditure: a saving of 100 dollars
8.
anything saved
9.
(pl) money saved for future use
10.
(law) an exception or reservation
preposition
11.
with the exception of
conjunction
12.
except
Derived Forms
savingly, adverb

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 saving
prep.

late 14c., from safe (adj.); see save (prep.).

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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