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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.
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Examples from the web for savings
  • Developing nations are going gangbusters using fossil fuels, so they are eclipsing any savings that the rich nations are making.
  • Similar savings apply to airfare-plus-rental car packages.
  • They also have no need for lawn maintenance services, another savings.
  • Don't view it as the state mandating your savings but rather as a bonus benefit on top of your salary.
  • In a news release, the university characterized the furloughs as a temporary cost-savings measure.
  • She had a considerable fortune, not so much from her own property as from her husband's savings.
  • Whatever no real savings in energy, and lots of better places for the rubber to go.
  • So the thousands of savings from this bill for consumers is not entirely accurate.
  • They lack the savings or creditworthiness needed to buy better seed, fertilizer and water technology.
  • Any extra delays are likely to increase political pressure to find cost savings and speed up work.
British Dictionary definitions for savings

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
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Word Origin and History for savings
n.

"money saved," 1737, plural of saving, vwerbal noun from save (v.). Related: Savings account attested by 1882; savings bank, 1817. S & L for savings and loan attested from 1951.

saving

prep.

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

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