saved


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Save \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.
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            God save all this fair company.       --Chaucer.
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            He cried, saying, Lord, save me.      --Matt. xiv.
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            Thou hast . . . quitted all to save
            A world from utter loss.              --Milton.
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   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.
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            Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.
                                                  --1 Tim. i.
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   3. To keep from being spent or lost; to secure from waste or
      expenditure; to lay up; to reserve.
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            Now save a nation, and now save a groat. --Pope.
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   4. To rescue from something undesirable or hurtful; to
      prevent from doing something; to spare.
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            I'll save you
            That labor, sir. All's now done.      --Shak.
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   5. To hinder from doing, suffering, or happening; to obviate
      the necessity of; to prevent; to spare.
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            Will you not speak to save a lady's blush? --Dryden.
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   6. To hold possession or use of; to escape loss of.
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            Just saving the tide, and putting in a stock of
            merit.                                --Swift.
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   To save appearances, to preserve a decent outside; to avoid
      exposure of a discreditable state of things.
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   Syn: To preserve; rescue; deliver; protect; spare; reserve;
        prevent.
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