Saving Sav"ing, a. 1. Preserving; rescuing. [1913 Webster]

He is the saving strength of his anointed. --Ps. xxviii. 8. [1913 Webster]

2. Avoiding unnecessary expense or waste; frugal; not lavish or wasteful; economical; as, a saving cook. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

4. Making reservation or exception; as, a saving clause. [1913 Webster]

Note: Saving is often used with a noun to form a compound adjective; as, labor-saving, life-saving, etc. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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