life-saver Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "life-saver" - English Dictionary

See all translations

life-savernoun [C]

uk   /ˈlaɪfˌseɪ.vər/  us   /-vɚ/

life-saver noun [C] (HELP)

someone or something that gives you a lot of help when you are in a very difficult situation: When you're stuck in traffic, a mobile phone's an absolute life-saver.

life-saver noun [C] (WATER)

Australian English a person on a beach or at a swimming pool whose job is to make certain that the swimmers are safe and save them if they are in danger
Compare
Translations of “life-saver”
in Chinese (Traditional) 水, 救生員…
in Chinese (Simplified) 水, 救生员…
(Definition of life-saver from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of life-saver?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
social security

a system of payments made by the government to people who are ill, poor, or who have no job

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

responsible luxury noun
responsible luxury noun
August 03, 2015
high-end, green tourism and hospitality Jumeirah’s ‘responsible luxury’ approach is an example of a sustainable travel experience – future guests will enjoy the environment as much as today’s.

Read More