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English noun: save

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


SamplesThe goalie made a brilliant save.
The relief pitcher got credit for a save.


Broader (hypernym)bar, prevention


Domain categoryathletics, sport


English verb: save

1. save (social) save from ruin, destruction, or harm


Synonymsrelieve, salvage, salve


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)deliver, rescue

2. save (possession) to keep up and reserve for personal or special use


SamplesShe saved the old family photographs in a drawer.


Synonymspreserve


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hold on, keep


Narrower (hyponym)conserve, economise, economize, enter, husband, put down, record

3. save (social) bring into safety


SamplesWe pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack.


ExamplesThey save him from writing the letter


Synonymsbring through, carry through, pull through


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Narrower (hyponym)deliver, rescue

4. save (possession) spend less; buy at a reduced price


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something on somebody


Narrower (hyponym)scrimp, skimp, stint


Entailbuy, purchase

5. save (possession) accumulate money for future use


SamplesHe saves half his salary.


ExamplesThey save the money


Synonymslay aside, save up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)cache, hive up, hoard, lay away, squirrel away, stash

6. save (change) make unnecessary an expenditure or effort


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


Synonymsmake unnecessary


Pattern of useSomething ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody something


Broader (hypernym)forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent

7. save (social) save from sins


Synonymsdeliver, redeem


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Domain categoryfaith, organized religion, religion

8. save (social) refrain from harming


Synonymsspare


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)forbear, refrain


Narrower (hyponym)favor, favour

9. save (possession) spend sparingly, avoid the waste of


SamplesThis move will save money.
The less fortunate will have to economize now.


Synonymseconomise, economize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)drop, expend, spend


Narrower (hyponym)tighten one's belt

10. save (possession) retain rights to


SamplesKeep my job for me while I give birth.
Keep my seat, please.
Keep open the possibility of a merger.


Synonymshold open, keep, keep open


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)book, hold, reserve


Verb grouphold on, keep

11. save (communication) record data on a computer


SamplesBoot-up instructions are written on the hard disk.


Synonymswrite


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)record, tape


Narrower (hyponym)overwrite


Domain categorycomputer science, computing









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