Definition of save noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//seɪv//
; NAmE NAmE//seɪv//
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(in football, etc.) an action by the goalkeeper that stops a goal being scored He made a spectacular save. some great saves from both goalkeepers See related entries: Soccer Word Originnoun Middle English: from Old French sauver, from late Latin salvare, from Latin salvus ‘safe’. The noun dates from the late 19th cent.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: save