Save - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |seɪv|  American pronunciation of the word save
Brit.  |seɪv|  British pronunciation of the word save


- (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring
the goalie made a brilliant save
the relief pitcher got credit for a save


- save from ruin, destruction, or harm (syn: relieve, salvage, salve)
- to keep up and reserve for personal or special use (syn: preserve)
She saved the old family photographs in a drawer
- bring into safety (syn: bring through, carry through, pull through)
- spend less; buy at a reduced price
- accumulate money for future use (syn: lay aside, save up)
He saves half his salary
- make unnecessary an expenditure or effort
This will save money
I'll save you the trouble
This will save you a lot of time
- save from sins (syn: deliver, redeem)
- refrain from harming (syn: spare)
- spend sparingly, avoid the waste of (syn: economize)
This move will save money
- retain rights to (syn: keep)
- record data on a computer (syn: write)

Extra examples

He is trying to save his marriage by going to counseling for his drug addiction.

She saved a tense situation by staying calm.

Thinner computer monitors save space.

She would rather save than spend.

Save a little money for later.

She saves part of her pay every week.

I saved $20,000 for a down payment on the house.

She saved $15 at the grocery store by using coupons.

The goalie made a spectacular save.

He leads the league in saves.

We had no hope save one.

...everyone save me is going to the party...

Little is known about his early years save that he left home when he was very young.

A sudden effort was necessary to save me from falling.

It saves you one hour.

Phrasal verbs

save up  — accumulate money for future use

Word forms

I/you/we/they: save
he/she/it: saves
present participle: saving
past tense: saved
past participle: saved
singular: save
plural: saves
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