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  Dictionary Definition of save

save [1]
verb, saved, saving, noun

-- verb (t)
1. to rescue from danger; preserve from harm, injury, or loss: to save from drowning.
2. to keep safe, intact, or unhurt; safeguard: God save the Queen.
3. to keep from being lost: to save the game.
4. (in soccer, etc.) to prevent (a goal) being scored by stopping the ball from entering the net.
5. to avoid the spending, consumption, or waste of: to save fuel by keeping the fire low.
6. to set apart, reserve, or lay by: to save money.
7. Computers to store (a file) in memory.
8. to treat carefully in order to reduce wear, fatigue, etc.: to save one's eyes.
9. to prevent the occurrence, use, or necessity of; obviate: a stitch in time saves nine.
10. Theology to deliver from the power and consequences of sin.
-- verb (i)
11. Also, save up. to accumulate or put aside money, etc., as the result of economy: to save up for a new car.
12. to be economical in expenditure.
13. to preserve something from harm, injury, loss, etc.
14. (in soccer, etc.) to prevent a goal from being scored by stopping the ball from entering the net.
15. Colloquial to admit of being kept without spoiling, as food.
-- noun
16. the act or instance of saving, especially in sports.
[ME, from OF sauver, salver, from LL salvare ]
-- savable, adjective -- saver, noun