SAVE, v.t. [L. salvo. As salve is used in Latin for salutation or wishing health, as hail is in English, I suspect this word to be from the root of heal or hail, the first letter being changed. Gr. See Salt.]1. To preserve from injury, destruction or evil of any kind; to rescue from danger; as, to save a house from the flames; to save a man from drowning; to save a family from ruin; to save a state from war.He cried, saying Lord, save me. Matt 14. Gen. 45.2. To preserve from final and everlasting destruction; to rescue from eternal death.Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. 1Tim. 1.3. To deliver; to rescue from the power and pollution of sin.He shall save his people from their sins. Matt. 1.4. To hinder from being spent or lost; as, to save the expense of a new garment. Order in all affairs saves time.5. To prevent. method in affairs saves much perplexity.6. To reserve or lay by for preservation.Now save a nation, and now save a groat.7. To spare; to prevent; to hinder from occurrence.Will you not speak to save a lady's blush?Silent and unobserv'd, to save his tears.8. To salve; as, to save appearances.9. To take or use opportunely, so as not to lose. The ship sailed in time to save the tide.10. To except; to reserve from a general admission or account.Israel burned none of them, save Hazor only. Josh. 11.Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes, save one. 2Cor. 11.[Save is here a verb followed by an object. It is the imperative used without a specific nominative; but it is now less frequently used than except.]
SAVE, v.i. To hinder expense.Brass ordinance saveth in the quantity of the material.