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Main Entry: 1save
Inflected Form(s): saved; sav·ing
Etymology: Middle English saven "to deliver from sin," from early French salver (same meaning), from Latin salvare "to save," from earlier salvus "safe, healthy" --related to SAFE, 3SAGE 1 a: to deliver from sin b: to rescue or deliver from danger or harm <saved his friend from drowning> c: to keep from injury, destruction, waste, or loss <save the coat from damage by moths> d: to store (data) in a computer or on a storage device (as a floppy disk or CD) 2 a: to put aside for future use <save a little for later> b: to put aside money <saved up for a new bike> 3 a: to make unnecessary : AVOID <it will save your having to go back again> b: to keep from being lost to an opponent <saved the game> 4 a: to avoid unnecessary waste or expense : ECONOMIZE <save on heat> b: to spend less money <buy now and save> c: to spend less by <save 25 percent> - sav·ernoun - save the day: to solve or avert a problem <her quick thinking saved the day>