savings


savings

adjective

  1. tending or serving to save; rescuing; preserving.
  2. compensating; redeeming: a saving sense of humor.
  3. thrifty; economical: a saving housekeeper.
  4. making a reservation: a saving clause.

noun

  1. a reduction or lessening of expenditure or outlay: a saving of 10 percent.
  2. something that is saved.
  3. savings, sums of money saved by economy and laid away.
  4. Law. a reservation or exception.

preposition

  1. except: Nothing remains saving these ruins.
  2. with all due respect to or for: saving your presence.

conjunction

  1. except; save.

adjective

  1. tending to save or preserve
  2. redeeming or compensating (esp in the phrase saving grace)
  3. thrifty or economical
  4. law denoting or relating to an exception or reservationa saving clause in an agreement

noun

  1. preservation or redemption, esp from loss or danger
  2. economy or avoidance of waste
  3. reduction in cost or expenditurea saving of 100 dollars
  4. anything saved
  5. (plural) money saved for future use
  6. law an exception or reservation

preposition

  1. with the exception of

conjunction

  1. except

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.).

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