1. (n.) The herb sage, or salvia.

2. (v.) To make safe; to procure the safety of; to preserve from injury, destruction, or evil of any kind; to rescue from impending danger; as, to save a house from the flames.

3. (a.) Specifically, to deliver from sin and its penalty; to rescue from a state of condemnation and spiritual death, and bring into a state of spiritual life.

4. (v.) To keep from being spent or lost; to secure from waste or expenditure; to lay up; to reserve.

5. (v.) To rescue from something undesirable or hurtful; to prevent from doing something; to spare.

6. (v.) To hinder from doing, suffering, or happening; to obviate the necessity of; to prevent; to spare.

7. (v.) To hold possession or use of; to escape loss of.

8. (v. i.) To avoid unnecessary expense or expenditure; to prevent waste; to be economical.

9. (a.) Except; excepting; not including; leaving out; deducting; reserving; saving.

10. (conj.) Except; unless.

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