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Save vs. Write

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Savenoun

In various sports, a block that prevents an opponent from scoring.

‘The goaltender made a great save.’;

Writeverb

(ambitransitive) To form letters, words or symbols on a surface in order to communicate.

‘The pupil wrote his name on the paper.’; ‘Your son has been writing on the wall.’;

Savenoun

(baseball) When a relief pitcher comes into a game leading by 3 points (runs) or less, and his team wins while continually being ahead.

‘Jones retired seven to earn the save.’;

Writeverb

(transitive) To be the author of (a book, article, poem, etc.).

‘My uncle writes newspaper articles for The Herald.’;

Savenoun

A point in a professional wrestling match when one or more wrestlers run to the ring to aid a fellow wrestler who is being beaten.

‘The giant wrestler continued to beat down his smaller opponent, until several wrestlers ran in for the save.’;

Writeverb

(transitive) To send written information to.

‘(UK) Please write to me when you get there.’; ‘(US) Please write me when you get there.’;

Savenoun

(computing) The act, process, or result of saving data to a storage medium.

‘If you're hit by a power cut, you'll lose all of your changes since your last save.’; ‘The game console can store up to eight saves on a single cartridge.’;

Writeverb

(transitive) To show (information, etc) in written form.

‘The due day of the homework is written in the syllabus.’;

Savenoun

(RPG) A saving throw.

Writeverb

(intransitive) To be an author.

‘I write for a living.’;

Saveverb

(transitive) To prevent harm or difficulty.

Writeverb

}} To record data mechanically or electronically.

‘The computer writes to the disk faster than it reads from it.’;

Saveverb

To help (somebody) to survive, or rescue (somebody or something) from harm.

‘She was saved from drowning by a passer-by.’; ‘We were able to save a few of our possessions from the house fire.’;

Writeverb

To fill in, to complete using words.

‘I was very anxious to know my score after I wrote the test.’;

Saveverb

To keep (something) safe; to safeguard.

Writeverb

To impress durably; to imprint; to engrave.

‘truth written on the heart’;

Saveverb

To spare (somebody) from effort, or from something undesirable.

Writeverb

To make known by writing; to record; to prove by one's own written testimony; often used reflexively.

Saveverb

(theology) To redeem or protect someone from eternal damnation.

‘Jesus Christ came to save sinners.’;

Writeverb

To set down, as legible characters; to form the conveyance of meaning; to inscribe on any material by a suitable instrument; as, to write the characters called letters; to write figures.

Saveverb

(sports) To catch or deflect (a shot at goal).

Writeverb

To set down for reading; to express in legible or intelligible characters; to inscribe; as, to write a deed; to write a bill of divorcement; hence, specifically, to set down in an epistle; to communicate by letter.

‘Last night she enjoined me to write some lines to one she loves.’; ‘I chose to write the thing I durst not speakTo her I loved.’;

Saveverb

To put aside, to avoid.

Writeverb

Hence, to compose or produce, as an author.

‘I purpose to write the history of England from the accession of King James the Second down to a time within the memory of men still living.’;

Saveverb

(transitive) To store for future use.

‘Let's save the packaging in case we need to send the product back.’;

Writeverb

To impress durably; to imprint; to engrave; as, truth written on the heart.

Saveverb

(transitive) To conserve or prevent the wasting of.

‘Save electricity by turning off the lights when you leave the room.’;

Writeverb

To make known by writing; to record; to prove by one's own written testimony; - often used reflexively.

‘He who writes himself by his own inscription is like an ill painter, who, by writing on a shapeless picture which he hath drawn, is fain to tell passengers what shape it is, which else no man could imagine.’;

Saveverb

(transitive) To obviate or make unnecessary.

Writeverb

To form characters, letters, or figures, as representative of sounds or ideas; to express words and sentences by written signs.

‘So it stead you, I will write,Please you command.’;

Saveverb

To write a file to disk or other storage medium.

‘Where did I save that document? I can't find it on the desktop.’;

Writeverb

To be regularly employed or occupied in writing, copying, or accounting; to act as clerk or amanuensis; as, he writes in one of the public offices.

Saveverb

(intransitive) To economize or avoid waste.

Writeverb

To frame or combine ideas, and express them in written words; to play the author; to recite or relate in books; to compose.

‘They can write up to the dignity and character of the authors.’;

Saveverb

To accumulate money or valuables.

Writeverb

To compose or send letters.

‘He wrote for all the Jews that went out of his realm up into Jewry concerning their freedom.’;

Savepreposition

Except; with the exception of.

Writeverb

produce a literary work;

‘She composed a poem’; ‘He wrote four novels’;

Saveconjunction

(dated) unless; except

Writeverb

communicate or express by writing;

‘Please write to me every week’;

Savenoun

The herb sage, or salvia.

Writeverb

have (one's written work) issued for publication;

‘How many books did Georges Simenon write?’; ‘She published 25 books during her long career’;

Saveverb

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.

‘God save all this fair company.’; ‘He cried, saying, Lord, save me.’; ‘Thou hast . . . quitted all to saveA world from utter loss.’;

Writeverb

communicate (with) in writing;

‘Write her soon, please!’;

Saveverb

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.

‘Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.’;

Writeverb

communicate by letter;

‘He wrote that he would be coming soon’;

Saveverb

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

‘Now save a nation, and now save a groat.’;

Writeverb

write music;

‘Beethoven composed nine symphonies’;

Saveverb

To rescue from something undesirable or hurtful; to prevent from doing something; to spare.

‘I'll save youThat labor, sir. All's now done.’;

Writeverb

mark or trace on a surface;

‘The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper’;

Saveverb

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

‘Will you not speak to save a lady's blush?’;

Writeverb

record data on a computer;

‘boot-up instructions are written on the hard disk’;

Saveverb

To hold possession or use of; to escape loss of.

‘Just saving the tide, and putting in a stock of merit.’;

Writeverb

write or name the letters that comprise the conventionally accepted form of (a word or part of a word);

‘He spelled the word wrong in this letter’;

Saveverb

To avoid unnecessary expense or expenditure; to prevent waste; to be economical.

‘Brass ordnance saveth in the quantity of the material.’;

Writeverb

mark (letters, words, or other symbols) on a surface, typically paper, with a pen, pencil, or similar implement

‘Alice wrote down the address’; ‘he wrote his name on the paper’; ‘he wrote very neatly in blue ink’;

Save

Except; excepting; not including; leaving out; deducting; reserving; saving.

‘Five times received I forty stripes save one.’;

Writeverb

have the ability to mark coherent letters or words

‘he couldn't read or write’;

Saveconjunction

Except; unless.

Writeverb

fill in or complete (a sheet, cheque, or similar)

‘he had to write a cheque for £800’;

Savenoun

(sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring;

‘the goalie made a brilliant save’; ‘the relief pitcher got credit for a save’;

Writeverb

take (an exam or test)

‘I wrote Prof. Weldon's Middle English exam last week’;

Saveverb

save from ruin, destruction, or harm

Writeverb

write in a cursive hand, as opposed to printing individual letters.

Saveverb

to keep up and reserve for personal or special use;

‘She saved the old family photographs in a drawer’;

Writeverb

compose, write, and send (a letter) to someone

‘I wrote him a short letter’; ‘Eleanor wrote to her sister Laura in Paris’; ‘I wrote a letter to Alison’; ‘he wrote almost every day’;

Saveverb

bring into safety;

‘We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack’;

Writeverb

write and send a letter to

‘Mother wrote me and told me about poor Simon's death’;

Saveverb

spend less; buy at a reduced price

Writeverb

write to an organization, newspaper, etc. with a question, suggestion, or opinion

‘write in with your query’;

Saveverb

feather one's nest; have a nest egg;

‘He saves half his salary’;

Writeverb

compose (a text or work) for written or printed reproduction or publication; put into literary form and set down in writing

‘she wrote a bestselling novel’; ‘he wrote under a pseudonym’; ‘I didn't know you wrote poetry’; ‘he had written about the beauty of Andalusia’;

Saveverb

make unnecessary an expenditure or effort;

‘This will save money’; ‘I'll save you the trouble’; ‘This will save you a lot of time’;

Writeverb

compose (a musical work)

‘he has written a song specifically for her’;

Saveverb

save from sins

Writeverb

add or remove a character to or from (a long-running story or series).

Saveverb

refrain from harming

Writeverb

describe in writing

‘if I could write the beauty of your eyes’;

Saveverb

spend sparingly, avoid the waste of;

‘This move will save money’; ‘The less fortunate will have to economize now’;

Writeverb

enter (data) into a specified storage medium or location in store

‘files can be read and written directly into the file system’;

Saveverb

retain rights to;

‘keep my job for me while I give birth’; ‘keep my seat, please’; ‘keep open the possibility of a merger’;

Writeverb

underwrite (an insurance policy).

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