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

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\Sav"ing\, a.
1. Preserving; rescuing. He is the saving strength of his anointed. --Ps. xxviii.
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.
\Sav"ing\ (s[=a]v"[i^]ng), prep. or conj.; but properly a participle. 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. 2
3. And in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it. --Rev. ii. 1
\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.

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