1. [ verb ] save from ruin or destruction
Synonyms: salvage relieve salve
Related terms: rescue rescuer salvage salvage
2. [ verb ] to keep up and reserve for personal or special use
Synonyms: maintain preserve conserve keep_up

: "save something in case you hit trouble."

Related terms: keep keep record conserve embalm plastinate hold_the_line care conservation
3. [ verb ] to keep up and reserve for personal or special use
Synonyms: preserve

"She saved the old family photographs in a drawer"

Related terms: keep record conserve preserve
4. [ verb ] make unnecessary an expenditure or effort
Synonyms: make_unnecessary

"This will save money" "I'll save you the trouble" "This will save you a lot of time"

Related terms: prevent
5. [ verb ] spend less; buy at a reduced price
Related terms: scrimp saver buy
6. [ verb ] bring into safety
Synonyms: pull_through bring_through carry_through

"We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack"

Related terms: rescue savior
7. [ verb ] feather one's nest; have a nest egg
Synonyms: save_up lay_aside

"He saves half his salary"

Related terms: squander hoard savings
8. [ verb ] from sins, as in religious dogma
Synonyms: redeem deliver
Related terms: religion redemption savior
9. [ verb ] refrain from harming
Synonyms: spare
Related terms: refrain_from refrain favor sparer
10. [ verb ] spend sparingly, avoid the waste of
Synonyms: economize economise

"This move will save money" "The less fortunate will have to economize now"

Related terms: spend conserve tighten_one's_belt economy economy economizer saver
11. [ verb ] retain rights to
Synonyms: hold_open keep keep_open

"keep my job for me while I give birth" "keep my seat, please" "keep open the possibility of a merger"

Related terms: reserve reserve keep
12. [ noun ] the act of preventing the opposition from scoring (in sports)

: "the goalie made a brilliant save" "the relief pitcher got credit for a save"

Related terms: prevention sport
Similar spelling:   Sauve