Definition of salvation in US English:

salvation

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?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 more entrepreneurial found economic salvation in self-employment.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In their seventh time around, De La Soul is concerned with hip-hop's salvation.’
    • ‘While individual mops and brooms can only go so far, despair may be growing about where to turn for the capital city's salvation.’
    • ‘If mainstream comedy is to move away from its stagnant form, I feel it will find salvation in more absurd comedy.’
    • ‘The NDP platform is full of recommendations on how a green economy is our country's salvation.’
    lifeline, preservation, conservation, means of escape
    View synonyms
    1. 1.1one's salvation A source or means of being saved from harm, ruin, or loss.
      ‘his only salvation was to outfly the enemy’
      • ‘Today she lives by herself and her salvation has been her painting.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Luckily, a phone call to Tim's sister proved to be our salvation.’
  • 2Theology
    Deliverance from sin and its consequences, believed by Christians to be brought about by faith in Christ.

    • ‘Satan respects the power of the Blood and recognizes it as the source of your salvation.’
    • ‘I am appealing to you, says God, why will you die when I offer you salvation in Jesus Christ.’
    • ‘Ultimately, we cannot be destroyed because in Christ our salvation is secure.’
    • ‘But we're not anti-Semitic because we say that Jesus is the only way to salvation.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The brochure promises hell for heathens and salvation through Christ.’
    • ‘The absolute necessity of faith for salvation is a constant theme in the writings of Paul.’
    • ‘God is an unexplainable thought introduced into religious texts so that people would be good human beings as an exchange for salvation.’
    • ‘We receive His Spirit by faith, even as we receive salvation by faith.’
    • ‘We all know that Paul's letters emphasise salvation by grace through faith.’
    • ‘And those condemned to death can still find salvation before they die.’
    • ‘Jesus came that we may have abundance; abundance of grace, peace, love, joy, life, and salvation.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘God's activity is hidden and salvation is accomplished through Christ's death.’
    • ‘But the full concept of salvation in the New Testament is deliverance from our present sins.’
    • ‘Thousands professed to have found salvation in Christ through Templeton's preaching.’
    • ‘It is unscriptural to think that salvation begins by Christ first coming into the sinful heart of a man.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The Bible warns that those who don't trust in Christ for salvation will be separated from God for eternity in Hell.’
    redemption, deliverance, saving, help, reclamation
    View synonyms

Origin

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

Pronunciation

salvation

/salˈvāSH(ə)n//sælˈveɪʃ(ə)n/