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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"money saved," 1737, plural of saving, vwerbal noun from save (v.). Related: Savings account attested by 1882; savings bank, 1817. S & L for savings and loan attested from 1951.


n. 1 That which has been saved, particularly money that has been set aside for the future. 2 (plural of saving English)Category:English plurals


n. a fund of money put by as a reserve [syn: nest egg]

Usage examples of "savings".

People would lose their savings, money would become worthless, and people would starve as food piled up undistributed on the docks.

This modest dwelling, situated about a mile from Sairmeuse, represented the savings of ten years.

This sum represented the savings of the Marquis de Courtornieu during the past three years.