See also: Lifesaver
- Rhymes: -eɪvə(ɹ)
lifesaver (plural lifesavers)
- Someone or something that saves lives.
- 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 7, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
- “[…] if you call my duds a ‘livery’ again there'll be trouble. It's bad enough to go around togged out like a life saver on a drill day, but I can stand that 'cause I'm paid for it. What I won't stand is to have them togs called a livery. […]”
- My dad loves his job as a surf lifesaver.
- Paramedics are not just ordinary workers, but lifesavers with a very important job.
- (figuratively) Someone or something that is very useful or helpful.
- Thank you so much for fixing my car; you're a real lifesaver!
- This shop is a lifesaver on a hot day when you're craving a cold drink.
- (someone saving lives): lifeguard, rescuer
- (something saving lives): life preserver
- (extremely useful person or thing): boon, godsend
that saves lives
that is useful