Definition of Preserve

1. Noun. A domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone. "Medicine is no longer a male preserve"

Generic synonyms: Area, Arena, Domain, Field, Orbit, Sphere



2. Verb. Keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last. "Carry on the old traditions"

3. Noun. A reservation where animals are protected.
Generic synonyms: Reservation, Reserve
Specialized synonyms: Shooting Preserve

4. Verb. Keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction. "The museum curator conserved the ancient manuscripts"
Exact synonyms: Conserve, Keep Up, Maintain
Generic synonyms: Keep
Specialized synonyms: Embalm, Plastinate, Hold The Line
Derivative terms: Conservation, Conservation, Maintenance, Preservation, Preservative

5. Noun. Fruit preserved by cooking with sugar.
Exact synonyms: Conserve, Conserves, Preserves
Generic synonyms: Confiture
Specialized synonyms: Apple Butter, Chowchow, Jam, Lemon Cheese, Lemon Curd, Jelly, Marmalade
Derivative terms: Conserve

6. Verb. To keep up and reserve for personal or special use. "Sam and Sue preserve the movie "; "She saved the old family photographs in a drawer"
Exact synonyms: Save
Specialized synonyms: Enter, Put Down, Record, Conserve, Economise, Economize, Husband
Generic synonyms: Hold On, Keep
Derivative terms: Saver

7. Verb. Prevent (food) from rotting. "The chefs preserve the vegetables"; "Keep potatoes fresh"
Exact synonyms: Keep
Specialized synonyms: Freeze-dry, Conserve, Dehydrate, Desiccate, Pickle, Salt, Can, Put Up, Tin, Refrigerate, Cure, Corn
Generic synonyms: Cook, Fix, Make, Prepare, Ready
Related verbs: Keep, Stay Fresh
Derivative terms: Preservative, Preserver

8. Verb. Maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger. "May God keep you"
Exact synonyms: Keep
Generic synonyms: Protect
Related verbs: Keep
Derivative terms: Preservation, Preserver

9. Verb. Keep undisturbed for personal or private use for hunting, shooting, or fishing. "Preserve the forest and the lakes"
Generic synonyms: Hold, Keep, Maintain

Definition of Preserve

1. v. t. To keep or save from injury or destruction; to guard or defend from evil, harm, danger, etc.; to protect.

2. v. i. To make preserves.

3. n. That which is preserved; fruit, etc., seasoned and kept by suitable preparation; esp., fruit cooked with sugar; -- commonly in the plural.

Definition of Preserve

1. Noun. a sweet spread made of any of a variety of berries ¹

2. Noun. a nature preserve ¹

3. Verb. To protect; to keep; to maintain the condition of. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Preserve

1. to keep free from harm or danger [v -SERVED, -SERVING, -SERVES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Preserve

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Literary usage of Preserve

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1907)
"Stmt. showing purchase of lands in Adirondack Park made during yr. by forest preserve bd. pursuant to ch. 220, laws of 1897. (AR comptroller 1896/7 (pp. ..."

2. The pilgrim's progress from this world to that which is to come by John Bunyan (1879)
"preserve you a posterity in the earth. So this Mercy and match was concluded, and in process of time they marryâ„¢ were married; but more of that hereafter. ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"preserve and protect, THINK ABOUT GAMMA COUNTING. THINK ABOUT SAFE, GENTLE SAMPLE HANDLING. THINK ABOUT SHIELDING AGAINST BACKGROUND. ..."

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