Talk:save

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Salvation[edit]

Where do we put the Christian sense of saved as in Have you been saved? or Only the saved will get into heaven? On the one hand, the uninflected form is also used, as in Only Jesus Christ can save sinners. On the other hand, the form saved has, in some subjective sense, a life of its own.

Can I get an amen? -dmh 14:07, 3 May 2005 (UTC)

Other intransitive sense[edit]

Does this have another intransitive sense, "to be written to disk"? As in "the file saved."? (Actually, what I'm really trying to figure out is whether this verb is ergative) Similar question goes for "load" and "reload", and also "refresh" ("The webpage refreshed."?) —This unsigned comment was added by Language Lover (talkcontribs) at 06:46, 10 February 2007.

Missing sense[edit]

As in when someone accidentally insults someone, then says something quickly to recover the situation, and a third person says, often jokingly, "good save!" ---> Tooironic 11:11, 1 August 2010 (UTC)

Noun[edit]

Etymology is for the verb. From when is the noun attested? Middle English? Modern English? Mglovesfun (talk) 21:31, 17 December 2010 (UTC)