1. A heavy weight, usually equipped with hooks or barbs, designed to be dropped by a rope from a boat, preventing the vessel from moving; SYN. ground tackle.
2. A central cohesive source of support and stability:; SYN. mainstay, backbone, linchpin, lynchpin.
3. A television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute; SYN. anchorman, anchorperson.
4. (Computers) A symbol or mark used to indicate the spot to which a hyperlink is to be connected.
ETYM Old Eng. salvacioun, sauvacion, French salvation, from Latin salvatio, from salvare to save. Related to Save.
1. A means of preserving from harm or unpleasantness.
2. Saving someone or something from harm of from an unpleasant situation.
Being saved. In Christianity individuals are thought of as being saved from eternal punishment through Christ’s death on the cross, although this may be understood in different ways. In Buddhism, especially in Chinese and Japanese Buddhism, people can be saved from the endless cycle of reincarnation through bodhisattvas or through Amida Buddha. In Hinduism, especially in the bhakti tradition, devotion to a god can bring salvation from reincarnation, open to those who have realized their true nature as brahman (spirit).