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Definition of the noun saving

What does saving mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: savings

  1. an act of economizing; reduction in cost
    • example: there was a saving of 50 cents
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of saving: economy
    • more generic word: action = something done
    • more specific terms:
  2. recovery or preservation from loss or danger
    • example: a surgeon's job is the saving of lives
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of saving: deliverance / delivery / rescue
    • more generic words: recovery / retrieval = the act of regaining or saving something lost
    • more specific terms:
      • lifesaving = saving the lives of drowning persons
      • redemption / salvation = the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil
      • reclamation / reformation = rescuing from error and returning to a rightful course
      • salvage = the act of rescuing a ship or its crew or its cargo from a shipwreck or a fire
      • salvage = the act of saving goods or property that were in danger of damage or destruction
      • salvation = saving someone or something from harm or from an unpleasant situation
      • search and rescue mission = a rescue mission to search for survivors and to rescue them
  3. the activity of protecting something from loss or danger
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of saving: preservation
    • more generic word: protection = the activity of protecting someone or something
    • more specific words:
      • environmentalism = the activity of protecting the environment from pollution or destruction
      • conservation = the preservation and careful management of the environment and of natural resources
      • self-preservation = preservation of yourself from harm
      • reservation = the act of keeping back or setting aside for some future occasion
      • immobilisation / immobilization = fixation (as by a plaster cast) of a body part in order to promote proper healing

Alternative definition of the noun saving


  1. A reduction in cost or expenditure.
  2. [context: countable, usually plural] Something (usually money) that is saved.
  3. [uncountable] The action of the verb to save.

Definition of the adjective saving

What does saving mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. bringing about salvation or redemption from sin
    • example: saving faith
    • adjective position: attributive adjective (it occurs before the noun)
    • synonyms of saving: redeeming / redemptive
    • similar: good
  2. characterized by thriftiness
    • example: wealthy by inheritance but saving by constitution
    • similar: thrifty


Saving is income not spent, or deferred consumption. Methods of saving include putting money aside in, for example, a deposit account, a pension account, an investment fund, or as cash. Saving also involves reducing expenditures, such as recurring costs. In terms of personal finance, saving generally specifies low-risk preservation of money, as in a deposit account, versus investment, wherein risk is higher; in economics more broadly, it refers to any income not used for immediate consumption.

  • also known as 储蓄

Phrases with Saving

Phrases starting with the word Saving:

  1. saving grace
  2. Saving throw

Phrases ending with the word Saving:

  1. face saving
  2. face-saving
  3. Time-Saving
  4. daylight saving

Other phrases containing the word Saving:

  1. Daylight saving time
  2. daylight-saving time

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Saving

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Google previewA Dictionary of Economics (2009)

by John Black, Nigar Hashimzade, Gareth Myles

saving(s) Saving ...

Google previewPersonal Finance: An Encyclopedia of Modern Money Management (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Modern Money Management by Barbara Friedberg

Flexible Saving Account ...

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

We are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul. Heb. x. 39. They were manifoldly acknowledged the savers of that country. Sidney. But being all defeated, save a few, Rather than fly, or be ...

Google previewAn Encyclopedia of Keynesian Economics, Second edition (2013)

by Thomas Cate

Keynes's critique of the loanable funds theory of interest rate determination Among the many points of disagreement that Keynes had with the orthodox tradition, two dealt with consumption, saving and investment. According to the orthodox ...

Google previewEconomics: The Definitive Encyclopedia from Theory to Practice [4 volumes] (2017)

by David A. Dieterle Ph.D.

A budget is the spending plan that integrates the consumer's income and expenses and earmarks funds for the important spending, saving, and investing categories. The consumer creates an initial budget by tracking and analyzing spending ...

Google previewThe Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy. (Two volume set) (2010)

by Kenneth A. Reinert, Ramkishen S. Rajan, Amy Joycelyn Glass, Lewis S. Davis

For simplicity, we assume preferences and policy lead to a simple aggregate saving rule: national saving is a constant fraction of national income, or real gross national product (GNP). Real GNP is the residents' total income irrespective of ...

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Quotes about Saving

You begin saving the world by saving one person at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics. (Charles Bukowski)
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Scrabble value of S1A1V4I1N1G2

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of SAVING

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