Meaning of salvation in English:

salvation

Pronunciation /salˈveɪʃ(ə)n/

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noun

mass noun
  • 1Preservation or deliverance from harm, ruin, or loss.

    ‘they try to sell it to us as economic salvation’
    • ‘Can we somehow get ourselves to consume our way to economic salvation?’
    • ‘The more entrepreneurial found economic salvation in self-employment.’
    • ‘What a disappointment for those who pin their hopes for political salvation on economic failure!’
    • ‘Some countries turned to dictators like Hitler for economic and political salvation.’
    • ‘The NDP platform is full of recommendations on how a green economy is our country's salvation.’
    • ‘In the mid-Nineties, with Argentina facing an economic crisis, Monsanto stepped in with an offer of salvation.’
    • ‘But now salvation is in sight for the village team due to the formation of a committee who plan to return football to Skelton at junior and senior levels.’
    • ‘Whereas we still harbour reasonable hopes of ending 38 years of footballing hurt, English tennis seems beyond salvation.’
    • ‘In their seventh time around, De La Soul is concerned with hip-hop's salvation.’
    • ‘If mainstream comedy is to move away from its stagnant form, I feel it will find salvation in more absurd comedy.’
    • ‘It is to be hoped that he can find salvation in the songs which have enthralled so many others, and that his remarkable story has the happy ending many feel he deserves.’
    • ‘While individual mops and brooms can only go so far, despair may be growing about where to turn for the capital city's salvation.’
    lifeline, preservation, conservation, means of escape
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    1. 1.1one's salvationA source or means of being saved from harm, ruin, or loss.
      ‘his only salvation was to outfly the enemy’
      • ‘Luckily, a phone call to Tim's sister proved to be our salvation.’
      • ‘Again, he points to the mobile phone as his salvation.’
      • ‘I was horrible at math - failing math all the time. My only salvation and my only release to feel good about myself was art.’
      • ‘Today she lives by herself and her salvation has been her painting.’
  • 2Theology
    Deliverance from sin and its consequences, believed by Christians to be brought about by faith in Christ.

    ‘the Christian gospel of salvation for all mankind’
    • ‘Christ died for sin, but His death brings no salvation from sin apart from faith.’
    • ‘There are many who believe in salvation by works, and not by faith alone in Christ alone.’
    • ‘In this article I hope to show that with love and a Christlike heart we can reach young people with the gospel that brings salvation.’
    • ‘The brochure promises hell for heathens and salvation through Christ.’
    • ‘Thousands professed to have found salvation in Christ through Templeton's preaching.’
    • ‘We receive His Spirit by faith, even as we receive salvation by faith.’
    • ‘The Bible warns that those who don't trust in Christ for salvation will be separated from God for eternity in Hell.’
    • ‘God's activity is hidden and salvation is accomplished through Christ's death.’
    • ‘I am appealing to you, says God, why will you die when I offer you salvation in Jesus Christ.’
    • ‘It is unscriptural to think that salvation begins by Christ first coming into the sinful heart of a man.’
    • ‘As for me, I am now come to the world to prepare the way for the messenger of God, who shall bring salvation to the world.’
    • ‘Ultimately, we cannot be destroyed because in Christ our salvation is secure.’
    • ‘The absolute necessity of faith for salvation is a constant theme in the writings of Paul.’
    • ‘We all know that Paul's letters emphasise salvation by grace through faith.’
    • ‘But the full concept of salvation in the New Testament is deliverance from our present sins.’
    • ‘God is an unexplainable thought introduced into religious texts so that people would be good human beings as an exchange for salvation.’
    • ‘But we're not anti-Semitic because we say that Jesus is the only way to salvation.’
    • ‘Jesus came that we may have abundance; abundance of grace, peace, love, joy, life, and salvation.’
    • ‘And those condemned to death can still find salvation before they die.’
    • ‘Satan respects the power of the Blood and recognizes it as the source of your salvation.’
    redemption, deliverance, saving, help, reclamation
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Origin

Middle English from Old French salvacion, from ecclesiastical Latin salvation- (from salvare ‘to save’), translating Greek sōtēria.