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saving

 
Adjective saving has 2 senses
  1. redemptive, redeeming, saving - bringing about salvation or redemption from sin; "saving faith"; "redemptive (or redeeming) love"
    Antonyms: evil, wicked (indirect, via good)
  2. saving - characterized by thriftiness; "wealthy by inheritance but saving by constitution"- Ellen Glasgow
    Antonym:
    wasteful (indirect, via thrifty)
Noun saving has 3 senses
  1. economy, saving - an act of economizing; reduction in cost; "it was a small economy to walk to work every day"; "there was a saving of 50 cents"
    --1 is a kind of action
    --1 has particulars: retrenchment, curtailment, downsizing; economy of scale
  2. rescue, deliverance, delivery, saving - recovery or preservation from loss or danger; "work is the deliverance of mankind"; "a surgeon's job is the saving of lives"
    --2 is a kind of recovery, retrieval
    --2 has particulars:
     lifesaving; redemption, salvation; reclamation, reformation; salvage; salvage; salvation; search and rescue mission
  3. preservation, saving - the activity of protecting something from loss or danger
    --3 is a kind of protection
    --3 has particulars:
     environmentalism; conservation; self-preservation; reservation; immobilization, immobilisation
Verb save has 10 senses
  1. salvage, salve, relieve, save - save from ruin, destruction, or harm
    --1 is one way to rescue, deliver
    Derived form: noun saver1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  2. save, preserve - to keep up and reserve for personal or special use; "She saved the old family photographs in a drawer"
    --2 is one way to keep, hold on
    Derived form: noun saver2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. save, carry through, pull through, bring through - bring into safety; "We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack"
    Derived form: noun savior2
    Sample sentence:
    They save him from writing the letter
  4. save - spend less; buy at a reduced price
    Derived form: noun saver2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something on somebody
  5. save, lay aside, save up - feather one's nest; have a nest egg; "He saves half his salary"
    Derived form: noun savings1
    Sample sentence:
    They save the money
  6. save, make unnecessary - make unnecessary an expenditure or effort; "This will save money"; "I'll save you the trouble"; "This will save you a lot of time"
    --6 is one way to prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody something
  7. deliver, redeem, save - save from sins
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  8. spare, save - refrain from harming
    --8 is one way to refrain, forbear
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  9. save, economize, economise - spend sparingly, avoid the waste of; "This move will save money"; "The less fortunate will have to economize now"
    --9 is one way to spend, expend, drop
    Derived form: noun saver2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Something ----s something
  10. keep open, hold open, keep, save - retain rights to; "keep my job for me while I give birth"; "keep my seat, please"; "keep open the possibility of a merger"
    --10 is one way to reserve, hold, book
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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