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SAVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does save mean? 

SAVE (noun)
  The noun SAVE has 1 sense:

1. (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring

  Familiarity information: SAVE used as a noun is very rare.


SAVE (verb)
  The verb SAVE has 10 senses:

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
5. feather one's nest; have a nest egg
6. make unnecessary an expenditure or effort
7. save from sins
8. refrain from harming
9. spend sparingly, avoid the waste of
10. retain rights to

  Familiarity information: SAVE used as a verb is familiar.


 Dictionary entry details 


SAVE (noun)


Sense 1save [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context examples:

the goalie made a brilliant save / the relief pitcher got credit for a save

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

bar; prevention (the act of preventing)

Domain category:

athletics; sport (an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition)


SAVE (verb)


Sense 1save [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Save from ruin, destruction, or harm

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

salvage; salve; save; relieve

Hypernyms (to "save" is one way to...):

deliver; rescue (free from harm or evil)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2save [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To keep up and reserve for personal or special use

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

save; preserve

Context example:

She saved the old family photographs in a drawer

Hypernyms (to "save" is one way to...):

hold on; keep (retain possession of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "save"):

enter; put down; record (make a record of; set down in permanent form)

conserve; economise; economize; husband (use cautiously and frugally)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3save [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bring into safety

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

bring through; carry through; pull through; save

Context example:

We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "save"):

deliver; rescue (free from harm or evil)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

They save him from writing the letter


Sense 4save [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Spend less; buy at a reduced price

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

"Save" entails doing...:

buy; purchase (obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "save"):

scrimp; skimp; stint (subsist on a meager allowance)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something on somebody


Sense 5save [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Feather one's nest; have a nest egg

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

save up; lay aside; save

Context example:

He saves half his salary

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "save"):

cache; hive up; hoard; lay away; squirrel away; stash (save up as for future use)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They save the money


Sense 6save [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make unnecessary an expenditure or effort

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

make unnecessary; save

Context examples:

This will save money / I'll save you the trouble / This will save you a lot of time

Hypernyms (to "save" is one way to...):

forbid; foreclose; forestall; preclude; prevent (keep from happening or arising; make impossible)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody something


Sense 7save [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Save from sins

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

redeem; save; deliver

Domain category:

faith; organized religion; religion (an institution to express belief in a divine power)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 8save [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Refrain from harming

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

spare; save

Hypernyms (to "save" is one way to...):

forbear; refrain (resist doing something)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "save"):

favor; favour (treat gently or carefully)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 9save [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Spend sparingly, avoid the waste of

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

economise; economize; save

Context examples:

This move will save money / The less fortunate will have to economize now

Hypernyms (to "save" is one way to...):

drop; expend; spend (pay out)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "save"):

tighten one's belt (live frugally and use less resources)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Something ----s something


Sense 10save [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Retain rights to

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

hold open; keep open; save; keep

Context examples:

keep my job for me while I give birth / keep my seat, please / keep open the possibility of a merger

Hypernyms (to "save" is one way to...):

book; hold; reserve (arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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