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Definition of Save

n.1.The herb sage, or salvia.
v. t.1.To make safe; to procure the safety of; to preserve from injury, destruction, or evil of any kind; to rescue from impending danger; as, to save a house from the flames.
[imp. & p. p. Saved ; p. pr. & vb. n. Saving.]
God save all this fair company.
- Chaucer.
He cried, saying, Lord, save me.
- Matt. xiv. 30.
Thou hast . . . quitted all to save
A world from utter loss.
- Milton.
2.(Theol.) Specifically, to deliver from sin and its penalty; to rescue from a state of condemnation and spiritual death, and bring into a state of spiritual life.
Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.
- 1 Tim. i. 15.
3.To keep from being spent or lost; to secure from waste or expenditure; to lay up; to reserve.
Now save a nation, and now save a groat.
- Pope.
4.To rescue from something undesirable or hurtful; to prevent from doing something; to spare.
I'll save you
That labor, sir. All's now done.
- Shak.
5.To hinder from doing, suffering, or happening; to obviate the necessity of; to prevent; to spare.
Will you not speak to save a lady's blush?
- Dryden.
6.To hold possession or use of; to escape loss of.
Just saving the tide, and putting in a stock of merit.
- Swift.
To save appearances
to preserve a decent outside; to avoid exposure of a discreditable state of things.
v. i.1.To avoid unnecessary expense or expenditure; to prevent waste; to be economical.
Brass ordnance saveth in the quantity of the material.
- Bacon.
prep. 1.Except; excepting; not including; leaving out; deducting; reserving; saving.
Five times received I forty stripes save one.
- 2 Cor. xi. 24.
conj.1.Except; unless.

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