1with the exception of; except.
2 archaic with due respect to.
preventing waste of a particular resource:an energy-saving light bulb
1an economy of or reduction in money, time, or another resource:this resulted in a considerable saving in development costs 2
(usually one's savings
) the money one has saved, especially through a bank or official scheme:the agents were cheating them out of their life savings
3 Law a reservation; an exception.