HyperDic: salvation

English > 4 senses of the word salvation:
NOUNactsalvation, redemption(theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil / evil
actsalvationa means of preserving from harm or unpleasantness
statesalvationthe state of being saved or preserved from harm
actsalvationsaving someone or something from harm or from an unpleasant situation
salvation > pronunciation
Soundssaelvey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > salvation: 4 senses > noun 1, act
Meaning(theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil / evil.
Synonymredemption
Categorytheology, divinityThe rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth
Narrowerabsolution, remission, remittal, remission of sinThe act of absolving or remitting
conversion, rebirth, spiritual rebirthA spiritual enlightenment causing a person to lead a new life
expiation, atonement, propitiationThe act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity)
Broaderrescue, deliverance, delivery, savingrecovery or preservation from loss or danger
Spanishredención, salvación
Catalanredempció, salvació
Adjectivessalvificpertaining to the power of salvation or redemption
English > salvation: 4 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA means of preserving from harm or unpleasantness.
Examples
  • "tourism was their economic salvation"
  • "they turned to individualism as their salvation"
Broadermeans, agency, wayHow a result is obtained or an end is achieved
English > salvation: 4 senses > noun 3, state
MeaningThe state of being saved or preserved from harm.
BroadersafetyThe state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions
Spanishsalvación
English > salvation: 4 senses > noun 4, act
Meaningsaving someone or something from harm or from an unpleasant situation.
Example"the salvation of his party was the president's major concern"
Broaderrescue, deliverance, delivery, savingrecovery or preservation from loss or danger
Spanishsalvación
Verbssalvesave from ruin, destruction, or harm

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