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salvation

noun

  1. (theology)  the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil
    Synonyms: redemption. Topic: theology. Type of: rescue
  2. (means)  a means of preserving from harm or unpleasantness
    Type of: means
  3. (safety)  the state of being saved or preserved from harm
    Type of: safety
  4. (saving, someone, something)  a saving of someone or something from harm or from an unpleasant situation
    Type of: rescue

Etymology summary

originally in the Christian sense, from Old French salvaciun, from Late Latin...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Salvation

being saved or protected from harm or being saved or delivered from some dire situation. In religion, salvation is stated as the saving of the soul from sin and its consequences. The academic study of salvation is called soteriology. It concerns itself... (42 of 4100 words, 1 image)

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Salvation (disambiguation)

refers to the religious concept that a Higher Power saves humanity from spiritual death or eternal damnation by providing eternal life. Salvation may also refer to: In religion: Christian salvation | Collective salvation | In film and television: ... (36 of 299 words, 29 definitions)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

salvation [religion] | redemption [synonym]

in religion, the deliverance of humankind from such fundamentally negative or disabling conditions as suffering, evil, finitude, and death. In some ... (21 of 1605 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/520007​/salvation

Collins Dictionary:

salvation | salvational [adjective, derived]

the act of preserving or the state of being preserved from harm | a person or thing that is the means of preserving from harm | [Christianity] ... (25 of 483 words, 4 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/salvation

Merriam-Webster:

salvation | deliverance [synonym, sense-specific] | rescue [synonym, sense-specific] | ransom [similar, sense-specific] | recovery [similar, sense-specific] | redemption [similar, sense-specific] | extrication [similar, sense-specific] | defense [similar, sense-specific] | guard [similar, sense-specific] | ...

deliverance from the power and effects of sin ; the agent or means that ... | liberation from ignorance or illusion | preservation from destruction or ... (24 of 154 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/salvation

Oxford Dictionary:

salvation | one's salvation

preservation or deliverance from harm, ruin, or loss | ("one's salvation") : a source or means of being saved from harm, ruin, or loss | [theology] : ... (25 of 111 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/salvation

Cambridge Dictionary:

salvation

[singular or U] (a way of) being saved from danger, loss or harm | In the Christian religion, salvation of a person or their spirit is the state of ... (28 of 69 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/salvation

American Heritage Dictionary:

salvation | salvational [adjective, related]

Preservation or deliverance from destruction, difficulty, or evil. | A source, means, or cause of such preservation or deliverance. | [Christianity] ; ... (20 of 68 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/salvation

Macmillan British Dictionary:

salvation [uncountable]

in the Christian religion, the act of being saved by God from evil | something or someone that helps someone in a bad or dangerous situation ; the act ... (28 of 68 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/salvation

New World Dictionary:

salvation | salvational [adjective, related]

a saving or being saved from danger, evil, difficulty, destruction, etc.; rescue | a person or thing that is a means, cause, or source of preservation ... (25 of 59 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/salvation

Random House Dictionary:

salvation

the act of saving or protecting from harm, risk, loss, destruction, etc. | the state of being saved or protected from harm, risk, etc. | a source, ... (25 of 55 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/salvation

Wiktionary:

salvation | salvatioun [obsolete, sense-specific] | damnation [antonym, sense-specific]

[religion] The process of being saved, the state of having been saved (from hell). | The process of being restored or made new for the purpose of becoming saved; the process of being rid of the old poor quality conditions and becoming improved. (42 of 50 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/salvation

Encarta Dictionary:

salvation

the saving of somebody or something from harm, destruction, difficulty, or failure | somebody or something that protects or delivers another from ... (21 of 133 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861700954​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

salvation

First use: early 13th century

Origin: originally in the Christian sense, from Old French salvaciun, from Late Latin salvationem (nominative salvatio, a Church Latin ... (21 of 74 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=salvation

American Heritage Dictionary:

salvation

Origin: Middle English savacioun, from Old French sauvacion, from Late Latin salvātiō, salvātiōn-, from salvātus, past ... (15 of 22 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

salvation

Origin: Middle English salvacioun from Old French salvation from ecclesiastical Late Latin salvatio from Latin salvatus, past participle of salvare, to "save"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/salvation

Collins Dictionary:

salvation

First use: 13th century

Origin: from Old French sauvacion, from Late Latin salvātiō, from Latin salvātus saved, from salvāre to save1

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/salvation

Oxford Dictionary:

salvation | one's salvation

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

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/salvation

Merriam-Webster:

salvation

First use: 13th century

Origin: Middle English salvacion, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin salvation-, salvatio, from salvare to save

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/salvation

Encarta Dictionary:

salvation

First use: 13th century

Origin: French from ecclesiastical Latin salvation- from late Latin salvare "save"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861700954​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

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Collins Dictionary:

salvation

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Cambridge Dictionary:

salvation

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

salvation [uncountable]

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

salvation [uncountable]

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the Free Dictionary:

salvation

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Google Dictionary:

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

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YourDictionary Audio:

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