- tending or serving to save; rescuing; preserving.
- compensating; redeeming: a saving sense of humor.
- thrifty; economical: a saving housekeeper.
- making a reservation: a saving clause.
- a reduction or lessening of expenditure or outlay: a saving of 10 percent.
- something that is saved.
- savings, sums of money saved by economy and laid away.
- Law. a reservation or exception.
- except: Nothing remains saving these ruins.
- with all due respect to or for: saving your presence.
- except; save.
- tending to save or preserve
- redeeming or compensating (esp in the phrase saving grace)
- thrifty or economical
- law denoting or relating to an exception or reservationa saving clause in an agreement
- preservation or redemption, esp from loss or danger
- economy or avoidance of waste
- reduction in cost or expenditurea saving of 100 dollars
- anything saved
- (plural) money saved for future use
- law an exception or reservation
- with the exception of
n.“money saved,” 1737, plural of saving, vwerbal noun from save (v.). Related: Savings account attested by 1882; savings bank, 1817. S & L for savings and loan attested from 1951. prep.late 14c., from safe (adj.); see save (prep.).