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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 .

Saury noun ; 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 .

Sausage noun [ French saucisse , Late Latin salcitia , salsicia , 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.

Savable adjective [ 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]

Savage adjective [ 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 .

Savage noun
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. [ R.]

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,
Casting their savageness aside have done
Like offices of pity.
Shak.

Savagery noun [ 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,
That ever wall-eyed wrath or staring rage
Presented to the tears of soft remorse.
Shak.

3. Wild growth, as of plants. Shak.

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.]

Savanna noun [ 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 .

Savant noun ; plural Savants (F. ...; E. ...). [ French, from savoir to know, Latin sapere . See Sage , adjective ] A man of learning; one versed in literature or science; a person eminent for acquirements.

Save noun [ 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 , sauven , salven , Old French salver , sauver , French sauver , Latin salvare , from salvus saved, safe. See Safe , adjective ]
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
A world from utter loss.
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.

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
That labor, sir. All's now done.
Shak.

5. 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?
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 , adjective ] 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.

Saveable adjective See Savable .

Saveloy noun [ 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 , savine , 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.

» Saving is often used with a noun to form a compound adjective; as, labor- saving , life- saving , etc.

Saving (sāv"ĭng) preposition or conj. ; but properly a participle . With the exception of; except; excepting; also, without disrespect to. " Saving your reverence." Shak. " Saving 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.

Savingness noun
1. The quality of being saving; carefulness not to expend money uselessly; frugality; parsimony. Mrs. H. H. Jackson.

2. Tendency to promote salvation. Johnson.

Savior (sāv"yẽr) noun [ Middle English saveour , Old French salveor , French sauveur , from Latin salvator , from salvare to save. See Save , v. ] [ 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.

Savor noun [ Middle English savour , savor , savur , Old French savor , savour , French saveur , from Latin sapor , from sapere to taste, savor. See Sage , adjective , and confer Sapid , Insipid , Sapor .] [ 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. [ Obsolete]

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 , noun ] [ 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. [ Obsolete]

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. [ R.]

That cuts us off from hope, and savors only
Rancor and pride, impatience and despite.
Milton.

3. To taste or smell with pleasure; to delight in; to relish; to like; to favor. [ R.] Shak.

Savorily adverb In a savory manner.