save Meaning in the Cambridge Essential American Dictionary

Meaning of "save" in Essential American English Dictionary


/seɪv/ ( present participle saving, past tense and past participle saved)
A2 ( also save up) to keep money so that you can buy something with it in the future: We’ve saved almost $900 for our wedding.
A2 to keep something to use in the future: I’ve saved some food for you.
save files, work, etc. A2 to store work or information on a computer
B1 to stop someone or something from being killed or destroyed: He was badly injured, but the doctors saved his life.
save money, space, time, etc. B1 to reduce the amount of money, space, time, etc. that you have to use: You’ll save time by doing it yourself.
save a goal to stop a player from scoring a goal
(Definition of save from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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