2. So as to be finally saved from eternal death.
Savingly born of water and the Spirit.Waterland.
1. The quality of being saving; carefulness not to expend money uselessly; frugality; parsimony. Mrs. H.
2. Tendency to promote salvation. Johnson.
(Sav"ior) n. [OE. saveour, OF. salveor, F. sauveur, fr. L. salvator, fr. salvare to save. See
Save, v.] [Written also saviour.]
1. One who saves, preserves, or delivers from destruction or danger.
2. Specifically: The (or our, your, etc.) Savior, he who brings salvation to men; Jesus Christ, the Redeemer.
(Sav"ior*ess), n. A female savior. [Written also saviouress.] [R.] Bp. Hall.
(Sa"vor) n. [OE. savour, savor, savur, OF. savor, savour, F. saveur, fr. L. sapor, fr. sapere
to taste, savor. See Sage, a., and cf. Sapid, Insipid, Sapor.] [Written also savour.]
1. That property of a thing which affects the organs of taste or smell; taste and odor; flavor; relish; scent; as,
the savor of an orange or a rose; an ill savor.
I smell sweet savors and I feel soft things.Shak.
2. Hence, specific flavor or quality; characteristic property; distinctive temper, tinge, taint, and the like.
Why is not my life a continual joy, and the savor of heaven perpetually upon my spirit?Baxter.
3. Sense of smell; power to scent, or trace by scent. [R.] "Beyond my savor." Herbert.
4. Pleasure; delight; attractiveness. [Obs.]
She shall no savor have therein but lite.Chaucer.
Syn. Taste; flavor; relish; odor; scent; smell.
(Sa"vor), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Savored ; p. pr. & vb. n. Savoring.] [Cf. OF. savorer, F. savourer.
See Savor, n.] [Written also savour.]
1. To have a particular smell or taste; with of.
2. To partake of the quality or nature; to indicate the presence or influence; to smack; with of.
This savors not much of distraction.Shak.
I have rejected everything that savors of party.Addison.
3. To use the sense of taste. [Obs.]
By sight, hearing, smelling, tasting or savoring, and feeling.Chaucer.
(Sa"vor), v. t.
1. To perceive by the smell or the taste; hence, to perceive; to note. [Obs.] B. Jonson.