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SAVE, L. salvo. As salve is used in Latin for salutation or wishing health, as hail is in English, I suspect this word to be from the root of heal or hail, the first letter being changed. Gr. See Salt.

1. To preserve from injury, destruction or evil of any kind to rescue from danger as, to save a house from the flames to save a man from drowning to save a family from ruin to save a state from war.

He cried, saying Lord, save me. Matthew 14 . Genesis 45 .

2. To preserve from final and everlasting destruction to rescue from eternal death.

Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. 1 Timothy 1 .

3. To deliver to rescue from the power and pollution of sin.

He shall save his people from their sins. Matthew 1 .

4. To hinder from being spent or lost as, to save the expense of a new garment. Order in all affairs saves time.
5. To prevent. method in affairs saves much perplexity.
6. To reserve or lay by for preservation.

Now save a nation, and now save a groat.

7. To spare to prevent to hinder from occurrence.

Will you not speak to save a lady's blush?

Silent and unobserv'd, to save his tears.

8. To salve as, to save appearances.
9. To take or use opportunely, so as not to lose. The ship sailed in time to save the tide.
10. To except to reserve from a general admission or account.

Israel burned none of them, save Hazor only. Joshua 11 .

Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes, save one. 2 Corinthians 11 .

Save is here a verb followed by an object. It is the imperative used without a specific nominative but it is now less frequently used than except.

SAVE, To hinder expense.

Brass ordinance saveth in the quantity of the material.

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Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at av1611.com.
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Save'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/kjd/s/save.html.

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