Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun saving

3 senses of saving

Sense 1
economy, saving -- (an act of economizing; reduction in cost; "it was a small economy to walk to work every day"; "there was a saving of 50 cents")
       => action -- (something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions")

Sense 2
rescue, deliverance, delivery, saving -- (recovery or preservation from loss or danger; "work is the deliverance of mankind"; "a surgeon's job is the saving of lives")
       => recovery, retrieval -- (the act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost))

Sense 3
preservation, saving -- (the activity of protecting something from loss or danger)
       => protection -- (the activity of protecting someone or something; "the witnesses demanded police protection")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb save

11 senses of save

Sense 1
salvage, salve, relieve, save -- (save from ruin, destruction, or harm)
       => rescue, deliver -- (free from harm or evil)

Sense 2
save, preserve -- (to keep up and reserve for personal or special use; "She saved the old family photographs in a drawer")
       => keep, hold on -- (retain possession of; "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"; "She kept her maiden name after she married")

Sense 3
save, carry through, pull through, bring through -- (bring into safety; "We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack")

Sense 4
save -- (spend less; buy at a reduced price)

Sense 5
save, lay aside, save up -- (accumulate money for future use; "He saves half his salary")

Sense 6
save, make unnecessary -- (make unnecessary an expenditure or effort; "This will save money"; "I'll save you the trouble"; "This will save you a lot of time")
       => prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid -- (keep from happening or arising; make impossible; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project")

Sense 7
deliver, redeem, save -- (save from sins)

Sense 8
spare, save -- (refrain from harming)
       => refrain, forbear -- (resist doing something; "He refrained from hitting him back"; "she could not forbear weeping")

Sense 9
save, economize, economise -- (spend sparingly, avoid the waste of; "This move will save money"; "The less fortunate will have to economize now")
       => spend, expend, drop -- (pay out; "spend money")

Sense 10
keep open, hold open, keep, save -- (retain rights to; "keep my job for me while I give birth"; "keep my seat, please"; "keep open the possibility of a merger")
       => reserve, hold, book -- (arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance; "reserve me a seat on a flight"; "The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family"; "please hold a table at Maxim's")

Sense 11
write, save -- (record data on a computer; "boot-up instructions are written on the hard disk")
       => record, tape -- (register electronically; "They recorded her singing")

Antonyms of adj saving

2 senses of saving

Sense 1
redemptive, redeeming (prenominal), saving (prenominal) -- (bringing about salvation or redemption from sin; "saving faith"; "redemptive (or redeeming) love")

INDIRECT (VIA good) -> evil -- (morally bad or wrong; "evil purposes"; "an evil influence"; "evil deeds")

Sense 2
saving -- (characterized by thriftiness; "wealthy by inheritance but saving by constitution"- Ellen Glasgow)

INDIRECT (VIA thrifty) -> wasteful -- (tending to squander and waste)

Similarity of adj saving

2 senses of saving

Sense 1
redemptive, redeeming (prenominal), saving (prenominal) -- (bringing about salvation or redemption from sin; "saving faith"; "redemptive (or redeeming) love")
       => good (vs. evil) -- (morally admirable)

Sense 2
saving -- (characterized by thriftiness; "wealthy by inheritance but saving by constitution"- Ellen Glasgow)
       => thrifty (vs. wasteful) -- (careful and diligent in the use of resources)

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