Preserving vs Saving - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between preserving and saving
is that preserving
is while saving
As nouns the difference between preserving and saving
is that preserving
is preservation while saving
is a reduction in cost or expenditure.
As an adjective saving is
(theology) that saves someone from damnation; redemptive.
As a preposition saving is
with the exception of; except; save.
* 1924 , Wilbur Olin Hedrick, The Economics of a Food Supply (page 26)
- Some preservings of foods, indeed, can scarcely be done to advantage except on a large scale.
A reduction in cost or expenditure.
(countable, usually plural) Something (usually money) that is saved.
- The shift of the supplier gave us a saving of 10 percent.
(uncountable) The action of the verb to save.
(obsolete) exception; reservation
- I invested all my savings in gold.
- Contend not with those that are too strong for us, but still with a saving to honesty.
(theology) That saves someone from damnation; redemptive.
* Bible, Psalms xxviii. 8
- He is the saving strength of his anointed.
* 1932 , (Lewis Grassic Gibbon), Sunset Song'', Polygon 2006 (''A Scots Quair ), p. 14:
- a saving cook
Bringing back in returns or in receipts the sum expended; incurring no loss, though not gainful.
- Three of her bairns were drowned at sea, fishing off the Bervie braes they had been, but the fourth, the boy Cospatric, him that died the same day as the Old Queen, he was douce and saving and sensible, and set putting the estate to rights.
- a saving bargain
Making reservation or exception.
- The ship has made a saving voyage.
- a saving clause
With the exception of; except; save.
* Bible, Revelations ii. 17
Without disrespect to.
- And in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
- Saving your reverence.
- Saving your presence.
* life savings
* saving grace