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Save appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • God save Eva's dog.
  • A tip: save Eva's pita.
  • Nurse, save rare vases, run!
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Save is sometimes a misspelling of safe.

The word save is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun save

What does save mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: saves

  1. (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring
    • examples: the goalie made a brilliant save | the relief pitcher got credit for a save
    • domain: athletics / sport
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: bar / prevention = the act of preventing

Alternative definition of the noun save


  1. In various sports, a block that prevents an opponent from scoring.
  2. [baseball] When a relief pitcher comes into a game with a 3 run or less lead, and his team wins while continually being ahead.
  3. [context: professional wrestling, slang] A point in a professional wrestling match when one or more wrestlers run to the ring to aid a fellow wrestler who is being beaten.
  4. [computing] The act, process, or result of saving data to a storage medium.

Specialised definition of the noun save

Glossary of sports

in sport, the defense of an attack made by the opponent, particularly in team ball games the defending of a shot on goal by the goalie (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Glossary of sports / baseball

an instance of a relief pitcher successfully preserving a narrow lead to the end of a game (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / equestrian

stopping (total halt) or collecting (half halt) of the horse or team of horses (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Glossary of sports / hockey / ice hockey

the act, by a goaltender, in deflecting or stopping a shot on goal

the act of a goalie in blocking or stopping a shot

Glossary of sports / soccer

a goalkeeper's successful attempt at stopping the ball from entering the goal (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

the act of a goalkeeper in blocking or stopping a shot that would have gone into the goal without his intervention

Definition of the verb save

What does save mean as a doing word?

Save is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections: saved | saving | saves

  1. save from ruin, destruction, or harm
  2. to keep up and reserve for personal or special use
  3. bring into safety
  4. spend less; buy at a reduced price
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient]The phone company billed me
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Asset]The phone company billed me $10
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Asset] for [Cause]The phone company billed me $10 for that phone call

      Measure Verbs (with the same syntax): amerce, bet, bill, charge, fine, invoice, mulct, overcharge, scrimp, spare, tax, tip, undercharge, wager.

    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • more specific words: scrimp / skimp / stint = subsist on a meager allowance
    • entailment: buy / purchase = obtain by purchase
  5. accumulate money for future use
  6. make unnecessary an expenditure or effort
    • examples: This will save money | I'll save you the trouble | This will save you a lot of time
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 4
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of save: make unnecessary
    • more generic words: forbid / foreclose / forestall / preclude / prevent = keep from happening or arising
  7. save from sins
  8. refrain from harming
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonym of save: spare
    • more generic words: forbear / refrain = resist doing something
    • more specific words: favour / favor = treat gently or carefully
  9. spend sparingly, avoid the waste of
  10. retain rights to
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Beneficiary] [Theme]Carmen bought Mary a dress
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]Carmen bought a dress | Carmen obtained the spare part
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] for [Asset]Carmen bought a dress for $50
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] for [Beneficiary]Carmen bought a dress for Mary
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] from / for / on [Source]John earned $10 million on proceeds from the sale
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] from [Source]Carmen bought a dress from Diana | Carmen obtained the spare part from Diana
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] from [Source] at / for [Asset]FMC has bought 565,000 shares from Nortek Inc. at $23.50 a share
      [Asset - not location] [Verb] [Theme]$50 won't even buy a dress | $50 won't even purchase a dress

      Verbs of Change of Possession (with the same syntax): cash, earn, fetch, gain, get, score, secure, steal.

    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonyms of save: hold open / keep / keep open
    • more generic words: book / hold / reserve = arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance
  11. record data on a computer

Alternative definition of the verb save


  1. [transitive] To help (somebody) to survive, or keep (somebody) from harm.
  2. [transitive] To keep (something) safe; to safeguard.
  3. [transitive] To store for future use.
  4. [transitive] To conserve or prevent the wasting of.
  5. [transitive] To obviate or make unnecessary.
  6. [transitive, computing] To write a file to disk or other storage medium.
  7. [transitive, theology] To redeem or protect someone from eternal damnation.
  8. [intransitive] To economize or avoid waste.
  9. [transitive, and, intransitive] To accumulate money or valuables.

Specialised definition of the verb save

Glossary of sports / hockey / ice hockey

to deflect or stop a shot on goal

Other definitions of save

What does save also mean?


  1. [dated] unless; except


  1. Except; with the exception of.


  1. Save a.k.a. Savé is a city in Benin, lying on the Cotonou-Parakou railway and the main north-south road. It is known for its local boulders, popular with climbers.
  2. The Save is a 143 km long river in southern France, left tributary of the Garonne. Its source is in the northern foothills of the Pyrenees, south of Lannemezan.
  3. Save a.k.a. Säve is a locality situated in Göteborg Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden. It had 743 inhabitants in 2010.
  4. Save a.k.a. Esquel Airport is an international airport in Chubut Province, Argentina serving the city of Esquel.

There are other places with in their name, like Save Mart Center and saint-paul-sur-save.


Save is a musical group.

  • albums: "Мегаполис", "Копилка грехов", "Estu Preta", "Зачем тебе жить"


  1. "SAVE" is a musical single of Meg.
    • released on
  2. "SAVE" is a composition.
  3. "Save" a.k.a. "SAVE _____" is a musical EP of Cinema Society.
    • released in
  4. "Save" is a composition.


  1. Save: In baseball, a save is credited to a pitcher who finishes a game for the winning team under certain prescribed circumstances, described below. The number of saves, or percentage of save opportunities successfully converted, is an oft-cited statistic of relief pitchers, particularly those in the closer role. It became an official Major League Baseball statistic in 1969. Mariano Rivera is MLB's all-time leader in regular season saves with 652.
  2. Save: In several sports with goalkeepers or goaltenders protecting nets or goals, a save is credited to a goaltender that stops the playing object from entering the goal. These sports include football, ice hockey, and lacrosse, among others.
  3. SAVE is a website.
    • also known as SAVE Airport Code, Esquel Airport, Airport Code SAVE

Phrases with Save

Phrases starting with the word Save:

  1. Save As
  2. save up
  3. Save Vs.
  4. save-all
  5. Save Down
  6. save face
  7. Save Slot
  8. Save Point
  9. Save Oneself
  10. Save the Day
  11. Save One's Breath
  12. Save Someone's Skin
  13. Save Someone's Bacon

Phrases ending with the word Save:

  1. Blown Save
  2. Reaction Save
  3. Scrimp and Save
  4. Battery-Backed Save

Other phrases containing the word Save:

  1. God Save the King
  2. God Save The Queen
  3. Shit Fire and Save Matches

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Save

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Google previewDark Revelations - The Role Playing Game - The Book of Adventure

More Crunch, More Fluff, More Fun by Chris Constantin, Jason Cable Hall

A successful save means half damage. Damage Type: Select one of the following as its type: Acid, Cold, Fire, Lightning, Sonic. Modifiers: Reduce the die type one size (aka a 1d6 becomes a d4). If magical, dispelling is Type Explosive ...

Google previewLanguage Shift and Cultural Reproduction (1997)

Socialization, Self and Syncretism in a Papua New Guinean Village by Don Kulick

Save is the villagers' way of naming the social skills, competence, ...

Google previewThe Science of Wealth (2008)

Adam Smith and the Framing of Political Economy by Tony Aspromourgos

The propensity to save is the driver of the rate of 4 Production and capital accumulation.

Google previewThe Bank On Yourself Revolution (2014)

Fire Your Banker, Bypass Wall Street, and Take Control of Your Own Financial Future by Pamela Yellen

To save means to place money you can't afford to lose in a vehicle that is safe and has guaranteed growth. You are certain your money ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

SAVE, v. Sáv [F. sauver—from mid. L. salvdré, to save, to protect—from L. salvus, safe]: to preserve from any evil ; ...

Google previewThe Giant Encyclopedia of Circle Time and Group Activities for Children 3 to 6 (1996)

Over 600 Favorite Circle Time Activities Created by Teachers for Teachers by Kathy Charner

Save. the. Earth. 3+. Materials needed Contents from children's lunch boxes or trays (paper plates, cups, straws, plastic items, aluminum cans) Large cardboard boxes for recycling containers Pictures of recyclable items Masking tape What to ...

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Usage statistics about save

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb save:

conversational speech47.6%task-oriented speech52.4%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb save:


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Quotes about Save

Save dying
Save language
Save cultural pattern
Save historical tradition.
Disappearance of anything
Life or language is
The end of everything.
Save dying save dying. (Gajanan Mishra)
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Scrabble value of S1A1V4E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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