save meaning

[ seiv ] Pronunciation:   "save" in a sentence
  • Verb: save  seyv
    1. Save from ruin, destruction, or harm
      - salvage, salve, relieve 
    2. To keep up and reserve for personal or special use
      "She saved the old family photographs in a drawer"
      - preserve 
    3. Bring into safety
      - carry through, pull through, bring through 
    4. Spend less; buy at a reduced price 
    5. Accumulate money for future use
      "He saves half his salary"
      - 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"
      - make unnecessary 
    7. Save from sins
      - deliver, redeem 
    8. Refrain from harming
      - spare 
    9. Spend sparingly, avoid the waste of
      "This move will save money"
      - economize, economise [Brit] 
    10. Retain rights to
      - keep open, hold open, keep 
    11. Record data on a computer
      - write
    Noun: save  seyv
    1. (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring
      "the goalie made a brilliant save"; "the relief pitcher got credit for a save"
    Preposition: save  seyv
    1. Other than
      "All present members ratified it, save one"
    Conjunction: save  seyv
    1. Other than; used to introduce an exception to a proceeding statement
      "I'd tell you the story, save I can't remember how it begins"
      - except

    Derived forms: saving, saves, saved

    See also: saver, savings, savior [N. Amer]

    Type of: bar, book, deliver, drop, expend, forbear, forbid, foreclose, forestall, hold, hold on, keep, preclude, prevent, prevention, record, refrain, rescue, reserve, spend, tape

    Encyclopedia: Save

  • [American slang]
    to accumulate money in order to buy something.
      I can't buy a car because I am saving up for college.
      I don't have the money now, but I am saving up.

  • [Business]

    1 [+ obj]

    to avoid wasting sth or using more than necessary:

    We have installed new lighting to save energy costs.

    Book early and save €100!

    We'll take a cab to save time.

    Using email will save you money on postage costs.

    2 [+ obj or no obj] save (sth) (up) (for sth)

    to keep money instead of spending it:

    Workers are encouraged to save for their pension.

    Do you save regularly?

    I've been saving $200 a month for years.

    3 [+ obj or no obj]

    to make a computer keep work, for example by putting it on a disk:

    Save the file to your hard drive.

    I've saved the file as a pdf.

    Don't forget to save regularly as you work.


    save (sb's) face

    to avoid or help sb avoid embarrassment:

    She was fired, but she saved face by telling everyone she'd resigned.


  • [Computer]
    <editor, programming, storage> To copy data to a more permanent form of storage. The term is commonly used for when some kind of document editing application program writes the current document from RAM to a file on hard disk at the request of the user. The implication is that the user might later load the file back into the editor again to view it, print it, or continue editing it. Saving a document makes it safe from the effects of power failure.

    The "document" might actually be anything, e.g. a word processor document, the current state of a game, a piece of music, a website, or a memory image of some program being executed (though the term "dump" would probably be more common here).

    Data can be saved to any kind of (writable) storage: hard disk, floppy disk, CD-R; either locally or via a network.

    A program might save its data without any explicit user request, e.g. periodically as a precaution ("auto save"), or if it forms part of a pipeline of processes which pass data via intermediate files. In the latter case the term suggests all data is written in a single operation whereas "output" might be a continuous flow, in true pipeline fashion.

    When copying several files from one storage medium to another, the terms "backup", "dump", or "archive" would be used rather than "save". The term "store" is similar to "save" but typically applies to copying a single item of data, e.g. a number, from a processor's register to RAM.

    A "save" operation saves the document in its native format, e.g. a proprietary word processor format, whereas "save as" (or "export") saves the same data in a different format, e.g. a plain text file.
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  1. many lives have been saved by surgery.
  2. kurita's attention narrowed to saving himself.
  3. god save king george and loyalty!
  4. i saved something toward his education.
  5. god save king george and loyalty.

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