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Meaning of SALVATION

Pronunciation:  sal'veyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (Christianity) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil
  2. [n]  saving someone or something from harm of from an unpleasant situation; "the salvation of his party was the president's major concern"
  3. [n]  a means of preserving from harm or unpleasantness; "tourism was their economic salvation"; "they turned to individualism as their salvation"
  4. [n]  the state of being saved or preserved from harm

SALVATION is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: redemption
 See Also: absolution, agency, atonement, conversion, deliverance, delivery, expiation, means, propitiation, rebirth, remission, remission of sin, remittal, rescue, safety, saving, spiritual rebirth, way



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Sal*va"tion\, n. [OE. salvacioun, sauvacion, F.
salvation, fr. L. salvatio, fr. salvare to save. See {Save}.]
1. The act of saving; preservation or deliverance from
   destruction, danger, or great calamity.

2. (Theol.) The redemption of man from the bondage of sin and
   liability to eternal death, and the conferring on him of
   everlasting happiness.

         To earn salvation for the sons of men. --Milton.

         Godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation. --2.
                                               Cor. vii. 10.

3. Saving power; that which saves.

         Fear ye not; stand still, and see the salvation of
         the Lord, which he will show to you to-day. --Ex.
                                               xiv. 13.

{Salvation Army}, an organization for prosecuting the work of
   Christian evangelization, especially among the degraded
   populations of cities. It is virtually a new sect founded
   in London in 1861 by William Booth. The evangelists, male
   and female, have military titles according to rank, that
   of the chief being ``General.'' They wear a uniform, and
   in their phraseology and mode of work adopt a quasi
   military style.

Easton Bible Dictionary

This word is used of the deliverance of the Israelites from the Egyptians (Ex. 14:13), and of deliverance generally from evil or danger. In the New Testament it is specially used with reference to the great deliverance from the guilt and the pollution of sin wrought out by Jesus Christ, "the great salvation" (Heb. 2:3). (See REDEMPTION; REGENERATION.)