Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "save" []

  • To rescue from harm, danger, or loss. (verb-transitive)
  • To set free from the consequences of sin; redeem. (verb-transitive)
  • To keep in a safe condition; safeguard. (verb-transitive)
  • To prevent the waste or loss of; conserve. (verb-transitive)
  • To avoid spending (money) so as to keep or accumulate it. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "save" in a sentence
  • "The Real Madrid keeper only let two goals by him in seven games, and no save was bigger than Casillas 'save on Robben's breakaway."
  • "Instead of a desperate search to find the one great idea that will save us from ecological disaster, we are being invited to a transformation of individual and social goals that will bring us closer to the reality of interdependent life in a variegated world – whether or not we find we can 'save the planet '."
  • "The ratio is not 'save a life or not; 'it's 'save this life or save dozens of others next year.'"