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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Network Terminology


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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: rescued; especially from the power and consequences of sin;
             "a saved soul" [ant: lost]
      2: guarded from injury or destruction [syn: protected]