[n] the act of preventing the opposition from scoring (in sports); "the goalie made a brilliant save"; "the relief pitcher got credit for a save"
[v] make unnecessary an expenditure or effort; "This will save money"; "I'll save you the trouble"; "This will save you a lot of time"
[v] to keep up and reserve for personal or special use; "She saved the old family photographs in a drawer"
[v] feather one's nest; have a nest egg; "He saves half his salary"
[v] spend less; buy at a reduced price
[v] retain rights to; "keep my job for me while I give birth"; "keep my seat, please"; "keep open the possibility of a merger"
[v] spend sparingly, avoid the waste of; "This move will save money"; "The less fortunate will have to economize now"
[v] refrain from harming
[v] save from ruin or destruction
[v] from sins, as in religious dogma
[v] bring into safety; "We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack"
bring through, carry through, hold open, keep open, lay aside, make unnecessary, preserve, pull through, redeem, relieve, salvage, salve, save up, spare