Definition of lifesaver in English:

lifesaver

noun

  • 1informal A thing that saves one from serious difficulty.

    ‘a microwave oven could be a lifesaver this Christmas’
    • ‘Nominees might be heroic lifesavers who have put themselves in danger to help somebody else.’
    • ‘Leonie is only six and yet she has amazed us all with her actions - she's a real little lifesaver.’
    • ‘Legend has it that during this time he was responsible for inventing that amateur gardener's lifesaver, the grow-bag.’
    • ‘Being a lifesaver is part of the job, but I think that helping this little girl will probably be the most memorable thing I've ever done.’
    • ‘Tomatoes have had a good press, saying they are lifesavers by preventing prostate cancer.’
    • ‘These people are lifesavers and it's outrageous that such an incident should occur in such a place.’
    • ‘So last night her desperate family held a blood testing session at the Pelican Hotel to try to find Shannon's lifesaver.’
    • ‘It may be that the problem is not all that serious, but if it is, a heart monitor could prove an absolute lifesaver.’
    • ‘You really, really want to, because you need some lifesaver to get you to stay in your seat for the entire length of the film.’
    • ‘The club whose players were once shipwrecked off the coast of Spain on their way to a series of friendlies in the Canary Islands needs lifesavers again.’
    • ‘Safety belts are a proven lifesaver and should be worn on all journeys, no matter how short.’
    • ‘They're lifesavers for many people, but they do have side affects.’
    • ‘That's a staggering 300 lifesavers rolling up their sleeves every day in order to touch someone else's life.’
    • ‘In countries that struggle with low immunization rates, such products may become major lifesavers.’
    • ‘This will prolong some women's lives and be a lifesaver for some babies.’
    • ‘On more than one occasion she has been a lifesaver, but there are times when I think I will snap in the face of the woman's dictatorial refusal to acknowledge much less join the 21st century.’
    • ‘While cell phones have become lifesavers in emergency situations, they have also played a crucial role in man-woman relationships.’
    • ‘Her family will tonight welcome hundreds of volunteers to a blood sample session at a West Timperley pub in a bid to find the lifesaver who can help Shannon.’
    • ‘A proud mum has hailed her two-year-old toddler as a lifesaver - after he saved her from falling into a diabetic coma.’
    • ‘It was a lifesaver because I was about to be evicted from my apartment.’
  • 2A ring-shaped life preserver.

    • ‘A total of 13 of the bright orange lifesavers have been snatched from Wootton Bassett's Jubilee Lake in just over a month.’

Pronunciation:

lifesaver

/ˈlīfˌsāvər/