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Meaning of SAVE

Pronunciation:  seyv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of preventing the opposition from scoring (in sports); "the goalie made a brilliant save"; "the relief pitcher got credit for a save"
  2. [v]  make unnecessary an expenditure or effort; "This will save money"; "I'll save you the trouble"; "This will save you a lot of time"
  3. [v]  to keep up and reserve for personal or special use; "She saved the old family photographs in a drawer"
  4. [v]  feather one's nest; have a nest egg; "He saves half his salary"
  5. [v]  spend less; buy at a reduced price
  6. [v]  retain rights to; "keep my job for me while I give birth"; "keep my seat, please"; "keep open the possibility of a merger"
  7. [v]  spend sparingly, avoid the waste of; "This move will save money"; "The less fortunate will have to economize now"
  8. [v]  refrain from harming
  9. [v]  save from ruin or destruction
  10. [v]  from sins, as in religious dogma
  11. [v]  bring into safety; "We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack"

SAVE is a 4 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: bring through, carry through, hold open, keep open, lay aside, make unnecessary, preserve, pull through, redeem, relieve, salvage, salve, save up, spare
 Antonyms: blow, squander
 See Also: bar, buy, cache, conserve, deliver, drop, economise, economize, embalm, enter, expend, favor, favour, forbear, forbid, foreclose, forestall, hive up, hoard, hold, hold on, husband, keep, lay away, preclude, prevent, prevention, purchase, put down, record, refrain, rescue, reserve, retain, scrimp, skimp, spend, squirrel away, stash, stint



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Save\, n. [See {Sage} the herb.]
    The herb sage, or salvia. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  2. \Save\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Saved}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Saving}.] [OE. saven, sauven, salven, OF. salver, sauver, F.
    sauver, L. salvare, fr. salvus saved, safe. See {Safe}, a.]
    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.
             God save all this fair company.       --Chaucer.
             He cried, saying, Lord, save me.      --Matt. xiv.
             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.
    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.
    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.
    Syn: To preserve; rescue; deliver; protect; spare; reserve;
  3. \Save\, v. i.
    To avoid unnecessary expense or expenditure; to prevent
    waste; to be economical.
          Brass ordnance saveth in the quantity of the material.
  4. \Save\, prep. or conj. [F. sauf, properly adj., safe. See
    {Safe}, a.]
    Except; excepting; not including; leaving out; deducting;
    reserving; saving.
          Five times received I forty stripes save one. --2 Cor.
                                                   xi. 24.
    Syn: See {Except}.
  5. \Save\, conj.
    Except; unless.
Computing Dictionary
  1. An assembler for the burroughs 220 by Melvin Conway (see conway's law). The name "SAVE" didn't stand for anything, it was just that you lost fewer card decks and listings because they all had SAVE written on them.

  2. To copy data to a more permanent form of storage. The term is commonly used for when some kind of document editing application program writes the current document from ram to a file on hard disk at the request of the user. The implication is that the user might later load the file back into the editor again to view it, print it, or continue editing it. Saving a document makes it safe from the effects of power failure.

    The "document" might actually be anything, e.g. a word processor document, the current state of a game, a piece of music, a web site, or a memory image of some program being executed (though the term "dump" would probably be more common here).

    Data can be saved to any kind of (writable) storage: hard disk, floppy disk, cd-r; either locally or via a network.

    A program might save its data without any explicit user request, e.g. periodically as a precaution ("auto save"), or if it forms part of a pipeline of processes which pass data via intermediate files. In the latter case the term suggests all data is written in a single operation whereas "output" might be a continuous flow, in true pipeline fashion.

    When copying several files from one storage medium to another, the terms "back-up", "dump", or "archive" would be used rather than "save". The term "store" is similar to "save" but typically applies to copying a single item of data, e.g. a number, from a processor's register to ram.