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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Save v. t. [imp. & p. p. Saved p. pr. & vb. n. Saving.]
 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. Specifically, to deliver from sin 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 appearances, to preserve a decent outside; to avoid exposure of a discreditable state of things.
 Syn: -- To preserve; rescue; deliver; protect; spare; reserve; prevent.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ap·pear·ance n.
 1. The act of appearing or coming into sight; the act of becoming visible to the eye; as, his sudden appearance surprised me.
 2. A thing seed; a phenomenon; a phase; an apparition; as, an appearance in the sky.
 3. Personal presence; exhibition of the person; look; aspect; mien.
 And now am come to see . . .
 It thy appearance answer loud report.   --Milton.
 4. Semblance, or apparent likeness; external show. pl. Outward signs, or circumstances, fitted to make a particular impression or to determine the judgment as to the character of a person or a thing, an act or a state; as, appearances are against him.
    There was upon the tabernacle, as it were, the appearance of fire.   --Num. ix. 15.
    For man looketh on the outward appearance.   --1 Sam. xvi. 7.
    Judge not according to the appearance.   --John. vii. 24.
 5. The act of appearing in a particular place, or in society, a company, or any proceedings; a coming before the public in a particular character; as, a person makes his appearance as an historian, an artist, or an orator.
 Will he now retire,
 After appearance, and again prolong
 Our expectation?   --Milton.
 6. Probability; likelihood. [Obs.]
    There is that which hath no appearance.   --Bacon.
 7. Law The coming into court of either of the parties; the being present in court; the coming into court of a party summoned in an action, either by himself or by his attorney, expressed by a formal entry by the proper officer to that effect; the act or proceeding by which a party proceeded against places himself before the court, and submits to its jurisdiction.
 To put in an appearance, to be present; to appear in person.
 To save appearances, to preserve a fair outward show.
 Syn: -- Coming; arrival; presence; semblance; pretense; air; look; manner; mien; figure; aspect.