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

 sav·ing /ˈsevɪŋ/
 存款,挽救,節約(a.)搭救的,節約的,保留的,補償的除…之外

From: Network Terminology

 saving
 存 節省

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)

 Sav·ing a.
 1. Preserving; rescuing.
    He is the saving strength of his anointed.   --Ps. xxviii. 8.
 2. Avoiding unnecessary expense or waste; frugal; not lavish or wasteful; economical; as, a saving cook.
 3. Bringing back in returns or in receipts the sum expended; incurring no loss, though not gainful; as, a saving bargain; the ship has made a saving voyage.
 4. Making reservation or exception; as, a saving clause.
 Note:Saving is often used with a noun to form a compound adjective; as, labor-saving, life-saving, etc.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sav·ing prep. ∨ conj.; but properly a participle. With the exception of; except; excepting; also, without disrespect to. Saving your reverence.” --Shak. Saving your presence.” --Burns.
    None of us put off our clothes, saving that every one put them off for washing.   --Neh. iv. 23.
    And in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.   --Rev. ii. 17.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sav·ing, n.
 1. Something kept from being expended or lost; that which is saved or laid up; as, the savings of years of economy.
 2. Exception; reservation.
    Contend not with those that are too strong for us, but still with a saving to honesty.   --L'Estrange.
 Savings bank, a bank in which savings or earnings are deposited and put at interest.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 saving
      adj 1: bringing about salvation or redemption from sin; "saving
             faith"; "redemptive (or redeeming) love" [syn: redemptive,
              redeeming(a), saving(a)]
      2: characterized by thriftiness; "wealthy by inheritance but
         saving by constitution"- Ellen Glasgow
      n 1: an act of economizing; reduction in cost; "it was a small
           economy to walk to work every day"; "there was a saving
           of 50 cents" [syn: economy]
      2: recovery or preservation from loss or danger; "work is the
         deliverance of mankind"; "a surgeon's job is the saving of
         lives" [syn: rescue, deliverance, delivery]
      3: the activity of protecting something from loss or danger
         [syn: preservation]