Definition and Meanings for saving

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Saving is ranked 43,327 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of saving

adjective, conjunction, preposition, participle, noun

Etymology of saving

middle english:save1; the preposition probablysave2, on the pattern of touchingmiddle english:save1; the preposition probablysave2, on the pattern of touching

Meaning of saving


as adjective

  • preserving; rescuing.
  • 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.

as conjunction, preposition, participle

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

as noun

  • something kept from being expended or lost; that which is saved or laid up; as, the savings of years of economy.
  • exception; reservation.
  • No antonyms for saving

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