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English adjective: saving

1. saving bringing about salvation or redemption from sin

SamplesSaving faith.
Redemptive (or redeeming) love.

Synonymsredeeming, redemptive



2. saving characterized by thriftiness

SamplesWealthy by inheritance but saving by constitution.



English noun: saving

1. saving (act) an act of economizing; reduction in cost

SamplesIt was a small economy to walk to work every day.
There was a saving of 50 cents.


Broader (hypernym)action

Narrower (hyponym)curtailment, downsizing, economy of scale, retrenchment

2. saving (act) recovery or preservation from loss or danger

SamplesWork is the deliverance of mankind.
A surgeon's job is the saving of lives.

Synonymsdeliverance, delivery, rescue

Broader (hypernym)recovery, retrieval

Narrower (hyponym)lifesaving, reclamation, redemption, reformation, salvage, salvage, salvation, salvation, search and rescue mission

3. saving (act) the activity of protecting something from loss or danger


Broader (hypernym)protection

Narrower (hyponym)conservation, environmentalism, immobilisation, immobilization, reservation, self-preservation

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