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Definition of Preserve

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guard, keep safe; keep, conserve; defend, protect; perpetuate, make everlasting
nature reserve, area of land set aside to protect natural resources and wildlife
Preserve Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Preserve Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To save from decay by the use of some preservative substance, as sugar, salt, etc.; to season and prepare for remaining in a good state, as fruits, meat, etc.; as, to preserve peaches or grapes.
(v. t.)
To maintain throughout; to keep intact; as, to preserve appearances; to preserve silence.
(v. t.)
To keep or save from injury or destruction; to guard or defend from evil, harm, danger, etc.; to protect.
(v. i.)
To protect game for purposes of sport.
(v. i.)
To make preserves.
That which is preserved; fruit, etc., seasoned and kept by suitable preparation; esp., fruit cooked with sugar; -- commonly in the plural.
A place in which game, fish, etc., are preserved for purposes of sport, or for food.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
hEnglish - advanced version

preserver \pre*serv"er\ (?), n.
1. one who, or that which, preserves, saves, or defends, from destruction, injury, or decay; esp., one who saves the life or character of another.
2. one who makes preserves of fruit.

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 to preserve game 
English Phonetics
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Cadw = n. a keeping; a flock, a herd; v. to keep, to preserve
Cadwyd = v. to keep, to preserve
Swyno = v. to preserve; to charm
WordNet 2.0

1. a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone; "medicine is no longer a male preserve"
(hypernym) sphere, domain, area, orbit, field, arena
(derivation) save
2. a reservation where animals are protected
(hypernym) reservation, reserve
(hyponym) shooting preserve
(derivation) keep
3. fruit preserved by cooking with sugar
(synonym) conserve, conserves, preserves
(hypernym) confiture
(hyponym) apple butter
(derivation) keep

1. keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last; "preserve the peace in the family"; "continue the family tradition"; "Carry on the old traditions"
(synonym) continue, uphold, carry on, bear on
(hypernym) keep, maintain, hold
(hyponym) resume, restart
(verb-group) continue, go on, proceed, go along, keep
(derivation) preservation
2. keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction; "We preserve these archeological findings"; "The old lady could not keep up the building"; "children must be taught to conserve our national heritage"; "The museum curator conserved the ancient manuscripts"
(synonym) conserve, maintain, keep up
(hypernym) keep
(hyponym) embalm
(derivation) preservation, saving
3. to keep up and reserve for personal or special use; "She saved the old family photographs in a drawer"
(synonym) save
(hypernym) keep, hold on
(hyponym) record, enter, put down
4. prevent (food) from rotting; "preserved meats"; "keep potatoes fresh"
(synonym) keep
(hypernym) cook, fix, ready, make, prepare
(hyponym) freeze-dry
(verb-group) keep, stay fresh
(derivation) conserve, conserves, preserves
5. maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger; "May God keep you"
(synonym) keep
(hypernym) protect
(verb-group) keep
6. keep undisturbed for personal or private use for hunting, shooting, or fishing; "preserve the forest and the lakes"
(hypernym) keep, maintain, hold
Preserve Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
The word preserve may refer to:
  • Fruit preserves, a type of sweet spread or condiment
  • Nature reserve, an area of importance for wildlife, flora, fauna or other special interest, usually protected
  • Preserve (horse), a British Thoroughbred racehorse
  • A 2004 compilation involving the band Wow & Flutter
  • "Preserve", a 2013 season 2 episode of The Mind of a Chef

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Preserve Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
English - Klingon
v. choq
Preserve Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
save I pray thee; keep; preserve
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (1869) , by Roswell D. Hitchcock. About
Preserve Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Basic Guide to ASL
The 'K' hands are crossed, the right above the left, little finger edges down. In this position the hands are moved up and down a short distance.