Definition of savior in English:


Syllabification: sav·ior
Pronunciation: /ˈsāvyər
(British saviour)


1A person who saves someone or something (especially a country or cause) from danger, and who is regarded with the veneration of a religious figure.
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  • Positioned as the saviors of the nation, foreigners slide all too easily into becoming its scapegoats.
  • So he let the crisis spin out in order to present himself, as in 1940, the saviour of the nation.
  • After all if what I was hearing from my fellow St Lucian was true then a savior or saviors were needed to effect a rescue.
champion, knight in shining armor, friend in need, good Samaritan
1.1 (the/our Savior) (In Christianity) God or Jesus Christ as the redeemer of sin and saver of souls.
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  • At Christmas we Christians celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, whom Herod tried to kill as an infant.
  • At that moment, I broke down and realized Jesus Christ is the Savior of all mankind.
  • When the pastor asked if anyone would like to come forward and receive Christ as their Savior or just to rededicate their lives to Him, Adam went forward.


Middle English: from Old French sauveour, from ecclesiastical Latin salvator (translating Greek sōtēr), from late Latin salvare 'to save'.

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