Definition of salvation in English:

salvation

Line breaks: sal|va¦tion
Pronunciation: /salˈveɪʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • 1Preservation or deliverance from harm, ruin, or loss: they try to sell it to us as economic salvation
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    • 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!
    Synonyms
    lifeline, preservation, conservation, means of escape
  • 1.1 (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.
  • 2 Theology Deliverance from sin and its consequences, believed by Christians to be brought about by faith in Christ: the Christian gospel of salvation for all mankind
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    • 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.
    Synonyms
    redemption, deliverance, saving, help, reclamation

Origin

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

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