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Pronunciation : Save
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [See Sage the herb.]
Definition : Defn: The herb sage, or salvia. [Obs.] Chaucer.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Save
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [OE. saven, sauven, salven, OF. salver, sauver, F. sauver, L. salvare, fr. salvus saved, safe. See Safe, a.]
Definition : 1. To make safe; to procure the safety of; to preserve from injury, destruction, or evil of any kind; to rescue from impending danger; as, to save a house from the flames. God save all this fair company. Chaucer. He cried, saying, Lord, save me. Matt. xiv. 30. Thou hast . . . quitted all to save A world from utter loss. Milton.

2. (Theol.)

Defn: Specifically, to deliver from and its penalty; to rescue from a state of condemnation and spiritual death, and bring into a state of spiritual life. Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. 1 Tim. i. 15.

3. To keep from being spent or lost; to secure from waste or expenditure; to lay up; to reserve. Now save a nation, and now save a groat. Pope.

4. To rescue from something undesirable or hurtful; to prevent from doing something; to spare. I'll save you That labor, sir. All's now done. Shak.

5. To hinder from doing, suffering, or happening; to obviate the necessity of; to prevent; to spare. Will you not speak to save a lady's blush Dryden.

6. To hold possession or use of; to escape loss of. Just saving the tide, and putting in a stock of merit. Swift. To save appearance, to preserve a decent outside; to avoid exposure of a discreditable state of things.

Syn. -- To preserve; rescue; deliver; protect; spare; reserve; prevent.

t. [imp. & p. p. Saved; p. pr. & vb. n. Saving.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Save
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To avoid unnecessary expense or expenditure; to prevent waste; to be economical. Brass ordnance saveth in the quantity of the material. Bacon.

Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Save
Part of Speech : prep.
Etymology : [F. sauf, properly adj., safe. See Safe, a.]
Definition : Defn: Except; excepting; not including; leaving out; deducting; reserving; saving. Five times received I forty stripes save one. 2 Cor. xi. 24.

Syn. -- See Except.

or conj.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Save
Part of Speech : conj.
Definition : Defn: Except; unless.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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