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Sav"ing (?), a.

1. Preserving; rescuing.

He is the saving strength of his anointed. Ps. xxviii. 8.


Avoiding unnecessary expense or waste; frugal; not lavish or wasteful; economical; as, a saving cook.


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.


Making reservation or exception; as, a saving clause.

saving is often used with a noun to form a compound adjective; as, labor-saving, life-saving, etc.


© Webster 1913.

Sav"ing (?), prep. ∨ conj.; but properly a participle.

With the exception of; except; excepting; also, without disrespect to.

"Saving your reverence." Shak. "Saving your presence." Burns.

None of us put off clothes, saving that every one put them off for washing. Neh. iv. 23.

And in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it. Rev. ii. 17.


© Webster 1913.

Sav"ing, n.


Something kept from being expended or lost; that which is saved or laid up; as, the savings of years of economy.


Exception; reservation.

Contend not with those that are too strong for us, but still with a saving to honesty. L'Estrange.

Savings bank, a bank in which savings or earnings are deposited and put at interest.


© Webster 1913.

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