Definition of "saving" [sav•ing]

  • Rescue from harm, danger, or loss. (noun)
  • Avoidance of excess expenditure; economy. (noun)
  • A reduction in expenditure or cost. (noun)
  • Something saved. (noun)
  • Money saved: a bank account for savings. (noun)
  • Tending to save or preserve (adjective)

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  • Redeeming or compensating (esp in the phrase saving grace) (adjective)
  • Thrifty or economical (adjective)
  • Denoting or relating to an exception or reservation (adjective)
  • Preservation or redemption, esp from loss or danger (noun)
  • Economy or avoidance of waste (noun)
  • Reduction in cost or expenditure (noun)
  • Anything saved (noun)
  • Money saved for future use (noun)
  • An exception or reservation (noun)
  • With the exception of (preposition)
  • Except (conjunction)

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Use "saving" in a sentence
  • "I've been saving, and saving, and _saving_ for that guinea-pig; and it seems as if I never _should_ have enough, "said Bobbie confidentially."
  • "The Connecticut troops will not be prevailed upon to stay longer than their term saving those who have enlisted for the next campaign and mostly on furlough, and such a dirty, mercenary spirit pervades the whole that I should not be at all surprised at any disaster that may happen."
  • "The phrase "saving the taxpayer money" cannot be found on either the Freddie Mac or FHFA website."