Definitions for preserve

Definitions for (noun) preserve

Main entry: preserve, preserves, conserve, conserves

Definition: fruit preserved by cooking with sugar

Main entry: preserve

Definition: a reservation where animals are protected

Main entry: preserve

Definition: a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone

Usage: medicine is no longer a male preserve

Definitions for (verb) preserve

Main entry: keep, preserve

Definition: prevent (food) from rotting

Usage: preserved meats; keep potatoes fresh

Main entry: preserve, save

Definition: to keep up and reserve for personal or special use

Usage: She saved the old family photographs in a drawer

Main entry: preserve, maintain, keep up, conserve

Definition: keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction

Usage: 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

Main entry: preserve, uphold, carry on, bear on, continue

Definition: keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last

Usage: preserve the peace in the family; continue the family tradition; Carry on the old traditions

Main entry: preserve

Definition: keep undisturbed for personal or private use for hunting, shooting, or fishing

Usage: preserve the forest and the lakes

Main entry: preserve, keep

Definition: maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger

Usage: May God keep you

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