Definition of salvation in English:

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Pronunciation: /salˈvāSH(ə)n/


1Deliverance from sin and its consequences, believed by Christians to be brought about by faith in Christ.
Example sentences
  • Christ died for sin, but His death brings no salvation from sin apart from faith.
  • There are many who believe in salvation by works, and not by faith alone in Christ alone.
  • In this article I hope to show that with love and a Christlike heart we can reach young people with the gospel that brings salvation.
redemption, deliverance, reclamation
1.1Preservation or deliverance from harm, ruin, or loss: they try to sell it to us as economic salvation
More example sentences
  • Can we somehow get ourselves to consume our way to economic salvation?
  • The more entrepreneurial found economic salvation in self-employment.
  • What a disappointment for those who pin their hopes for political salvation on economic failure!
lifeline, preservation;
means of escape, help, saving, savior
1.2 (one's salvation) A source or means of being saved from harm, ruin, or loss: his only salvation was to outfly the enemy
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  • Luckily, a phone call to Tim's sister proved to be our salvation.
  • Again, he points to the mobile phone as his salvation.
  • I was horrible at math - failing math all the time. My only salvation and my only release to feel good about myself was art.


Middle English: from Old French salvacion, from ecclesiastical Latin salvation- (from salvare 'to save'), translating Greek sōtēria.

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Syllabification: sal·va·tion

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