(noun, verb, conjunction, preposition)


1. (dated) unless; except


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

- the goalie made a brilliant save

- the relief pitcher got credit for a save

Definition categories: act, bar, prevention

Sentences with save as a noun:

- The goaltender made a great save.

- Jones retired seven to earn the save.

- The giant wrestler continued to beat down his smaller opponent, until several wrestlers ran in for the save.

- If you're hit by a power cut, you'll lose all of your changes since your last save.

- The game console can store up to eight saves on a single cartridge.


1. Except; with the exception of.

- Only the parties may institute proceedings, save where the law shall provide otherwise.


1. save from ruin, destruction, or harm

Similar word(s): relieve, salvage, salve

Definition categories: social, deliver, rescue

2. to keep up and reserve for personal or special use

- She saved the old family photographs in a drawer

Similar word(s): preserve

Definition categories: possession, keep

3. bring into safety

Definition categories: social

4. spend less; buy at a reduced price

Definition categories: possession

5. accumulate money for future use

- He saves half his salary

Definition categories: possession

6. make unnecessary an expenditure or effort

- This will save money

- I'll save you the trouble

- This will save you a lot of time

Definition categories: change, forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent

7. save from sins

Similar word(s): deliver, redeem

Definition categories: social

8. refrain from harming

Similar word(s): spare

Definition categories: social, forbear, refrain

9. spend sparingly, avoid the waste of

- This move will save money

Similar word(s): economise, economize

Definition categories: possession, drop, expend, spend

10. retain rights to

Similar word(s): keep

Definition categories: possession, book, hold, reserve

11. record data on a computer

Similar word(s): write

Definition categories: communication, record, tape

Sentences with save as a verb:

- She was saved from drowning by a passer-by.

- We were able to save a few of our possessions from the house fire.

- Let's save the packaging in case we need to send the product back.

- Save electricity by turning off the lights when you leave the room.

- Where did I save that document? I can't find it on the desktop.