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Meaning of SAVING

Pronunciation:  'seyveeng

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  recovery or preservation from loss or danger; "work is the deliverance of mankind"; "a surgeon's job is the saving of lives"
  2. [n]  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"
  3. [n]  the activity of protecting something from loss or danger
  4. [adj]  characterized by thriftiness; "wealthy by inheritance but saving by constitution"- Ellen Glasgow

SAVING is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: deliverance, delivery, economy, preservation, rescue, thrifty
 See Also: action, conservation, curtailment, downsizing, economies of scale, embalmment, fixation, fixing, lifesaving, protection, reclamation, recovery, redemption, reformation, reservation, retrenchment, retrieval, salvage, salvation, search and rescue mission, self-preservation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sav"ing\, a.
    1. Preserving; rescuing.
             He is the saving strength of his anointed. --Ps.
                                                   xxviii. 8.
    2. Avoiding unnecessary expense or waste; frugal; not lavish
       or wasteful; economical; as, a saving cook.
    3. Bringing back in returns or in receipts the sum expended;
       incurring no loss, though not gainful; as, a saving
       bargain; the ship has made a saving voyage.
    4. Making reservation or exception; as, a saving clause.
    Note: Saving is often used with a noun to form a compound
          adjective; as, labor-saving, life-saving, etc.
  2. \Sav"ing\ (s[=a]v"[i^]ng), prep. or conj.; but properly a
    With the exception of; except; excepting; also, without
    disrespect to. ``Saving your reverence.'' --Shak. ``Saving
    your presence.'' --Burns.
          None of us put off our clothes, saving that every one
          put them off for washing.                --Neh. iv. 23.
          And in the stone a new name written, which no man
          knoweth saving he that receiveth it.     --Rev. ii. 17.
  3. \Sav"ing\, n.
    1. Something kept from being expended or lost; that which is
       saved or laid up; as, the savings of years of economy.
    2. Exception; reservation.
             Contend not with those that are too strong for us,
             but still with a saving to honesty.   --L'Estrange.
    {Savings bank}, a bank in which savings or earnings are
       deposited and put at interest.