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saving (prep.)

late 14c., from safe (adj.); see save (prep.).

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Definitions of saving from WordNet
1
saving (n.)
an act of economizing; reduction in cost;
there was a saving of 50 cents
Synonyms: economy
saving (n.)
recovery or preservation from loss or danger;
a surgeon's job is the saving of lives
Synonyms: rescue / deliverance / delivery
saving (n.)
the activity of protecting something from loss or danger;
Synonyms: preservation
2
saving (adj.)
bringing about salvation or redemption from sin;
saving faith
Synonyms: redemptive / redeeming
saving (adj.)
characterized by thriftiness; "wealthy by inheritance but saving by constitution"- Ellen Glasgow;
From wordnet.princeton.edu