Definitions of saving
  1. noun
    recovery or preservation from loss or danger
    “a surgeon's job is the saving of lives”
    synonyms: deliverance, delivery, rescue
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    saving the lives of drowning persons
    redemption, salvation
    (theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil
    reclamation, reformation
    rescuing from error and returning to a rightful course
    the act of rescuing a ship or its crew or its cargo from a shipwreck or a fire
    the act of saving goods or property that were in danger of damage or destruction
    saving someone or something from harm or from an unpleasant situation
    search and rescue mission
    a rescue mission to search for survivors and to rescue them
    absolution, remission, remission of sin, remittal
    the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance
    conversion, rebirth, spiritual rebirth
    a spiritual enlightenment causing a person to lead a new life
    atonement, expiation, propitiation
    the act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity)
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    recovery, retrieval
    the act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost)
  2. noun
    the activity of protecting something from loss or danger
    synonyms: preservation
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    the activity of protecting the environment from pollution or destruction
    the preservation and careful management of the environment and of natural resources
    preservation of yourself from harm; a natural or instinctive tendency
    the act of keeping back or setting aside for some future occasion
    immobilisation, immobilization
    fixation (as by a plaster cast) of a body part in order to promote proper healing
    the official conservation of trees and soil and rivers etc.
    soil conservation
    protection of soil against erosion or deterioration
    oil conservation
    the conservation of petroleum resources
    water conservation
    the conservation of water resources
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    the activity of protecting someone or something
  3. noun
    an act of economizing; reduction in cost
    “there was a saving of 50 cents”
    synonyms: economy
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    curtailment, downsizing, retrenchment
    the reduction of expenditures in order to become financially stable
    economy of scale
    the saving in cost of production that is due to mass production
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    something done (usually as opposed to something said)
  4. adjective
    characterized by thriftiness
    “"wealthy by inheritance but saving by constitution"- Ellen Glasgow”
    careful and diligent in the use of resources
  5. adjective
    bringing about salvation or redemption from sin
    saving faith”
    synonyms: redeeming, redemptive
    morally admirable
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