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 for saving
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Save \Save\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Saved; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Saving.] [OE. saven, sauven, salven, OF. salver, sauver, F.
     sauver, L. salvare, fr. salvus saved, safe. See Safe, a.]
     1. To make safe; to procure the safety of; to preserve from
        injury, destruction, or evil of any kind; to rescue from
        impending danger; as, to save a house from the flames.
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              God save all this fair company.       --Chaucer.
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              He cried, saying, Lord, save me.      --Matt. xiv.
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              Thou hast . . . quitted all to save
              A world from utter loss.              --Milton.
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     2. (Theol.) Specifically, to deliver from sin and its
        penalty; to rescue from a state of condemnation and
        spiritual death, and bring into a state of spiritual life.
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              Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.
                                                    --1 Tim. i.
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     3. To keep from being spent or lost; to secure from waste or
        expenditure; to lay up; to reserve.
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              Now save a nation, and now save a groat. --Pope.
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     4. To rescue from something undesirable or hurtful; to
        prevent from doing something; to spare.
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              I'll save you
              That labor, sir. All's now done.      --Shak.
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     5. To hinder from doing, suffering, or happening; to obviate
        the necessity of; to prevent; to spare.
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              Will you not speak to save a lady's blush? --Dryden.
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     6. To hold possession or use of; to escape loss of.
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              Just saving the tide, and putting in a stock of
              merit.                                --Swift.
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     To save appearances, to preserve a decent outside; to avoid
        exposure of a discreditable state of things.
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     Syn: To preserve; rescue; deliver; protect; spare; reserve;
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Saving \Sav"ing\ (s[=a]v"[i^]ng), prep. or conj.; but properly a
     With the exception of; except; excepting; also, without
     disrespect to. "Saving your reverence." --Shak. "Saving your
     presence." --Burns.
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           None of us put off our clothes, saving that every one
           put them off for washing.                --Neh. iv. 23.
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           And in the stone a new name written, which no man
           knoweth saving he that receiveth it.     --Rev. ii. 17.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Saving \Sav"ing\, a.
     1. Preserving; rescuing.
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              He is the saving strength of his anointed. --Ps.
                                                    xxviii. 8.
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     2. Avoiding unnecessary expense or waste; frugal; not lavish
        or wasteful; economical; as, a saving cook.
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     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.
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     4. Making reservation or exception; as, a saving clause.
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     Note: Saving is often used with a noun to form a compound
           adjective; as, labor-saving, life-saving, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Saving \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.
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     2. Exception; reservation.
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              Contend not with those that are too strong for us,
              but still with a saving to honesty.   --L'Estrange.
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     Savings bank, a bank in which savings or earnings are
        deposited and put at interest.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: bringing about salvation or redemption from sin; "saving
             faith"; "redemptive (or redeeming) love" [syn:
             redemptive, redeeming(a), saving(a)]
      2: characterized by thriftiness; "wealthy by inheritance but
         saving by constitution"- Ellen Glasgow
      n 1: 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" [syn: economy, saving]
      2: recovery or preservation from loss or danger; "work is the
         deliverance of mankind"; "a surgeon's job is the saving of
         lives" [syn: rescue, deliverance, delivery, saving]
      3: the activity of protecting something from loss or danger
         [syn: preservation, saving]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  126 Moby Thesaurus words for "saving":
     Scotch, aside from, bar, barring, beside, besides, but, cache,
     canny, careful, chary, cheeseparing, compensating, compensatory,
     conservancy, conservation, conservational, conservationism,
     conservationist, conservative, conservatory, conserving, cooling,
     cooling down, cooling off, curtailment, cutback, deliverance,
     delivery, economic, economical, economization, economizing,
     economy, environmental conservation, ex, except, except for,
     excepting, excluding, exclusive of, excusing the liberty,
     extenuating, extenuatory, extrication, forehanded,
     forest conservation, forest management, freeing, frugal, frugality,
     hoard, in deference to, keeping, labor-saving, leaving out,
     let alone, liberation, lifesaving, low growth rate, maintenance,
     money-saving, nest egg, omitting, outside of, parsimonious,
     penny-wise, precluding, preserval, preservation, preservative,
     preservatory, preserving, protection, protective, providence,
     provident, prudence, prudent, prudential, qualifying, ransom,
     recovery, redeeming, redemption, redemptional, redemptive,
     reduction of expenses, reduction of spending, release, rescue,
     reserve, resources, retrenchment, retrieval, safekeeping, salvage,
     salvation, save, save and except, saving your reverence, savings,
     scraping, scrimping, skimping, slowdown, soil conservation, spare,
     sparing, sparingness, stream conservation, support, than, thrift,
     thrifty, time-saving, unless, unwasteful, upkeep, wary,
     water conservation, wetlands conservation, wildlife conservation,
     with all respect, with due respect, without

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