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SALVATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does salvation mean? 

SALVATION (noun)
  The noun SALVATION has 4 senses:

1. (Christianity) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil
2. a means of preserving from harm or unpleasantness
3. the state of being saved or preserved from harm
4. saving someone or something from harm of from an unpleasant situation

  Familiarity information: SALVATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SALVATION (noun)


Sense 1salvation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(Christianity) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

redemption; salvation

Hypernyms ("salvation" is a kind of...):

deliverance; delivery; rescue; saving (recovery or preservation from loss or danger)

Domain category:

Christian religion; Christianity (a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "salvation"):

absolution; remission; remission of sin; remittal (the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance)

conversion; rebirth; spiritual rebirth (a spiritual enlightenment causing a person to lead a new life)

atonement; expiation; propitiation (the act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity))


Sense 2salvation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A means of preserving from harm or unpleasantness

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context examples:

tourism was their economic salvation / they turned to individualism as their salvation

Hypernyms ("salvation" is a kind of...):

agency; means; way (how a result is obtained or an end is achieved)


Sense 3salvation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of being saved or preserved from harm

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("salvation" is a kind of...):

safety (the state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions)


Sense 4salvation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Saving someone or something from harm of from an unpleasant situation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

the salvation of his party was the president's major concern

Hypernyms ("salvation" is a kind of...):

deliverance; delivery; rescue; saving (recovery or preservation from loss or danger)


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