Meaning of saving

sav•ing

Pronunciation: (sā'ving), [key]
— adj.
  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.
—n.
  1. a reduction or lessening of expenditure or outlay: a saving of 10 percent.
  2. something that is saved.
  3. sums of money saved by economy and laid away.
  4. a reservation or exception.
—prep.
  1. except: Nothing remains saving these ruins.
  2. with all due respect to or for: saving your presence.
—conj.
  1. except; save.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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