1 (come to someone's) rescue, deliver; (set) free, liberate, release, redeem, bail (someone) out; recover, salvage, retrieve:
What can be done to save me from the drudgery of doing the laundry? She saved only one thing of value from the fire.
2 keep, preserve, guard, safeguard, protect, conserve, secure, shelter, shield:
One way to save dried flowers is to press them between the leaves of a book
3 lay or put aside, lay or put by, lay or put away, keep, retain, set apart, hold, reserve, preserve, conserve; economize, scrimp, scrape:
Soon he had saved enough money to buy a new car. If you keep on saving, you may soon have enough for a new suit
4 obviate, preclude, spare, prevent:
A little extra care taken now will save a lot of trouble later on.