Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Sauropterygia noun plural
[ New Latin , from Greek ... a lizard + ..., ..., a wing.] (Paleon.) Same as Plesiosauria .
Saururæ noun plural
[ New Latin , from Greek ... a lizard + ... a tail.] (Paleon.) An extinct order of birds having a long vertebrated tail with quills along each side of it. Archæopteryx is the type. See Archæopteryx , and Odontornithes .
; plural Sauries
. [ Etymol. uncertain.] (Zoology) A slender marine fish ( Scomberesox saurus ) of Europe and America. It has long, thin, beaklike jaws. Called also billfish , gowdnook , gawnook , skipper , skipjack , skopster , lizard fish , and Egypt herring .
[ French saucisse
, Late Latin salcitia
, from salsa
. See Sauce
.] 1. An article of food consisting of meat (esp. pork) minced and highly seasoned, and inclosed in a cylindrical case or skin usually made of the prepared intestine of some animal. 2. A saucisson. See Saucisson . Wilhelm.
Sauseflem adjective [ Old French saus salt (L. salsus ) + flemme phlegm.] Having a red, pimpled face. [ Obsolete] [ Written also sawceflem .] Chaucer.
Saussurite noun [ French So called from M. Saussure .] (Min.) A tough, compact mineral, of a white, greenish, or grayish color. It is near zoisite in composition, and in part, at least, has been produced by the alteration of feldspar.
Saut, Saute noun An assault. [ Obsolete]
Saute past participle of Sauter . C. Owen.
Sauter transitive verb [ French, properly, to jump.] To fry lightly and quickly, as meat, by turning or tossing it over frequently in a hot pan greased with a little fat.
Sauter noun Psalter. [ Obsolete] Piers Plowman.
Sauterelle noun [ French] An instrument used by masons and others to trace and form angles.
Sauterne noun [ French] A white wine made in the district of Sauterne , France.
Sautrie noun Psaltery. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Sauvegarde noun [ French] (Zoology) The monitor.
[ From Save
. Confer Salvable
.] Capable of, or admitting of, being saved.
In the person prayed for there ought to be the great disposition of being in a savable condition. Jer. Taylor.
Savableness noun Capability of being saved.
Savacioun noun Salvation. [ Obsolete]
[ French sauvage
, Old French salvage
, from Latin silvaticus
belonging to a wood, wild, from silva
a wood. See Silvan
, and confer Sylvatic
.] 1. Of or pertaining to the forest; remote from human abodes and cultivation; in a state of nature; wild; as, a savage wilderness. 2. Wild; untamed; uncultivated; as, savage beasts.
Cornels, and savage berries of the wood. Dryden. 3. Uncivilized; untaught; unpolished; rude; as, savage life; savage manners.
What nation, since the commencement of the Christian era, ever rose from savage to civilized without Christianity? E. D. Griffin. 4. Characterized by cruelty; barbarous; fierce; ferocious; inhuman; brutal; as, a savage spirit. Syn.
-- Ferocious; wild; uncultivated; untamed; untaught; uncivilized; unpolished; rude; brutish; brutal; heathenish; barbarous; cruel; inhuman; fierce; pitiless; merciless; unmerciful; atrocious. See Ferocious
1. A human being in his native state of rudeness; one who is untaught, uncivilized, or without cultivation of mind or manners. 2. A man of extreme, unfeeling, brutal cruelty; a barbarian.
Savage transitive verb To make savage.
Its bloodhounds, savaged by a cross of wolf. Southey.
Savagely adverb In a savage manner.
Savageness noun The state or quality of being savage.
Wolves and bears, they say, Shak.
Casting their savageness aside have done
Like offices of pity.
[ French sauvagerie
.] 1. The state of being savage; savageness; savagism.
A like work of primeval savagery . C. Kingsley. 2. An act of cruelty; barbarity.
The wildest savagery , the vilest stroke, Shak. 3. Wild growth, as of plants. Shak.
That ever wall-eyed wrath or staring rage
Presented to the tears of soft remorse.
Savagism noun The state of being savage; the state of rude, uncivilized men, or of men in their native wildness and rudeness.
Savanilla noun (Zoology) The tarpum. [ Local, U.S.]
[ Of American Indian origin; confer Spanish sabana
, French savane
.] A tract of level land covered with the vegetable growth usually found in a damp soil and warm climate, -- as grass or reeds, -- but destitute of trees.
[ Spelt also savannah
Savannahs are clear pieces of land without woods. Dampier. Savanna flower (Botany)
, a West Indian name for several climbing apocyneous plants of the genus Echites .
-- Savanna sparrow (Zoology)
, an American sparrow ( Ammodramus sandwichensis or Passerculus savanna ) of which several varieties are found on grassy plains from Alaska to the Eastern United States.
-- Savanna wattle (Botany)
, a name of two West Indian trees of the genus Citharexylum .
; plural Savants
(F. ...; E. ...). [ French, from savoir
to know, Latin sapere
. See Sage
] A man of learning; one versed in literature or science; a person eminent for acquirements.
[ See Sage
the herb.] The herb sage, or salvia.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Save transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Saved
; present participle & verbal noun Saving
.] [ Middle English saven
, Old French salver
, French sauver
, Latin salvare
, from salvus
saved, safe. See Safe
] 1. 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. Chaucer.
He cried, saying, Lord, save me. Matt. xiv. 30.
Thou hast . . . quitted all to save Milton. 2. (Theol.) 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.
A world from utter loss.
Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. 1 Tim. i. 15. 3. 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. Pope. 4. To rescue from something undesirable or hurtful; to prevent from doing something; to spare.
I'll save you Shak. 5. To hinder from doing, suffering, or happening; to obviate the necessity of; to prevent; to spare.
That labor, sir. All's now done.
Will you not speak to save a lady's blush? Dryden. 6. To hold possession or use of; to escape loss of.
Just saving the tide, and putting in a stock of merit. Swift. To save appearances
, to preserve a decent outside; to avoid exposure of a discreditable state of things. Syn.
-- To preserve; rescue; deliver; protect; spare; reserve; prevent.
Save intransitive verb To avoid unnecessary expense or expenditure; to prevent waste; to be economical.
Brass ordnance saveth in the quantity of the material. Bacon.
Save preposition or conj.
[ French sauf
, properly adj., safe. See Safe
] Except; excepting; not including; leaving out; deducting; reserving; saving.
Five times received I forty stripes save one. 2 Cor. xi. 24. Syn.
-- See Except
Save conj. Except; unless.
Save-all noun [ Save + all .] Anything which saves fragments, or prevents waste or loss. Specifically: (a) A device in a candlestick to hold the ends of candles, so that they be burned. (b) (Nautical) A small sail sometimes set under the foot of another sail, to catch the wind that would pass under it. Totten. (c) A trough to prevent waste in a paper-making machine.
[ French cervelas
, Italian cervellata
, from cervello
brain, Latin cerebellum
, dim. of cerebrum
brain. See Cerebral
.] A kind of dried sausage. McElrath.
Savely adverb Safely. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Savement noun The act of saving. [ Obsolete]
Saver noun One who saves.
Savin, Savine noun
[ Middle English saveine
, Anglo-Saxon safinæ
, Latin sabina herba
. Confer Sabine
.] [ Written also sabine
.] (Botany) (a) A coniferous shrub ( Juniperus Sabina ) of Western Asia, occasionally found also in the northern parts of the United States and in British America. It is a compact bush, with dark-colored foliage, and produces small berries having a glaucous bloom. Its bitter, acrid tops are sometimes used in medicine for gout, amenorrhœa, etc. (b) The North American red cedar ( Juniperus Virginiana .)
Saving adjective 1. Preserving; rescuing.
He is the saving strength of his anointed. Ps. xxviii. 8. 2. Avoiding unnecessary expense or waste; frugal; not lavish or wasteful; economical; as, a saving cook. 3. 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. 4. Making reservation or exception; as, a saving clause.
is often used with a noun to form a compound adjective; as, labor- saving
, life- saving
(sāv"ĭng) preposition or conj.
; but properly a participle
. With the exception of; except; excepting; also, without disrespect to.
your reverence." Shak.
your presence." Burns.
None of us put off our clothes, saving that every one put them off for washing. Neh. iv. 23.
And in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it. Rev. ii. 17.
Saving noun 1. Something kept from being expended or lost; that which is saved or laid up; as, the savings of years of economy. 2. Exception; reservation.
Contend not with those that are too strong for us, but still with a saving to honesty. L'Estrange. Savings bank
, a bank in which savings or earnings are deposited and put at interest.
Savingly adverb 1. In a saving manner; with frugality or parsimony. 2. So as to be finally saved from eternal death.
Savingly born of water and the Spirit. Waterland.
1. The quality of being saving; carefulness not to expend money uselessly; frugality; parsimony. Mrs. H. H. Jackson. 2. Tendency to promote salvation. Johnson.
[ Middle English saveour
, Old French salveor
, French sauveur
, from Latin salvator
, from salvare
to save. See Save
] [ Written also saviour
.] 1. One who saves, preserves, or delivers from destruction or danger. 2. Specifically: The (or our , your , etc.) Savior , he who brings salvation to men; Jesus Christ, the Redeemer.
Savioress noun A female savior. [ Written also saviouress.] [ R.] Bp. Hall.
[ Middle English savour
, Old French savor
, French saveur
, from Latin sapor
, from sapere
to taste, savor. See Sage
, and confer Sapid
.] [ Written also savour
.] 1. That property of a thing which affects the organs of taste or smell; taste and odor; flavor; relish; scent; as, the savor of an orange or a rose; an ill savor .
I smell sweet savors and I feel soft things. Shak. 2. Hence, specific flavor or quality; characteristic property; distinctive temper, tinge, taint, and the like.
Why is not my life a continual joy, and the savor of heaven perpetually upon my spirit? Baxter. 3. Sense of smell; power to scent, or trace by scent.
[ R.] "Beyond my savor
." Herbert. 4. Pleasure; delight; attractiveness.
She shall no savor have therein but lite. Chaucer. Syn.
-- Taste; flavor; relish; odor; scent; smell.
Savor intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Savored
; present participle & verbal noun Savoring
.] [ Confer Old French savorer
, French savourer
. See Savor
] [ Written also savour
.] 1. To have a particular smell or taste; -- with of . 2. To partake of the quality or nature; to indicate the presence or influence; to smack; -- with of .
This savors not much of distraction. Shak.
I have rejected everything that savors of party. Addison. 3. To use the sense of taste.
By sight, hearing, smelling, tasting or savoring , and feeling. Chaucer.
Savor transitive verb 1. To perceive by the smell or the taste; hence, to perceive; to note.
[ Obsolete] B. Jonson. 2. To have the flavor or quality of; to indicate the presence of.
That cuts us off from hope, and savors only Milton. 3. To taste or smell with pleasure; to delight in; to relish; to like; to favor.
Rancor and pride, impatience and despite.
[ R.] Shak.
Savorily adverb In a savory manner.