Definitions for Conservatorykənˈsɜr vəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•serv•a•to•rykənˈsɜr vəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i(n.)(pl.)-ries.

  1. a school giving training in the fine or dramatic arts, esp. a school of music.

    Category: Music and Dance

  2. a greenhouse, usu. attached to a dwelling, for growing and displaying plants.

Origin of conservatory:

1555–65; < L conservā(re) (see conserve ) + -tory2; in the sense “music school”< F or It; see conservatoire

Princeton's WordNet

  1. conservatory(noun)

    the faculty and students of a school specializing in one of the fine arts

  2. conservatory, conservatoire(noun)

    a schoolhouse with special facilities for fine arts

  3. conservatory, hothouse, indoor garden(noun)

    a greenhouse in which plants are arranged in a pleasing manner


  1. conservatory(Noun)

    That which preserves from injury.

    A conservatory of life. uE000198655uE001 Jeremy Taylor.

  2. conservatory(Noun)

    a greenhouse or hothouse for the display of plants

  3. conservatory(Noun)

    a school of music or drama; a conservatoire

  4. conservatory(Adjective)

    pertaining to conservation

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conservatory(adj)

    having the quality of preserving from loss, decay, or injury

  2. Conservatory(noun)

    that which preserves from injury

  3. Conservatory(noun)

    a place for preserving anything from loss, decay, waste, or injury; particulary, a greenhouse for preserving exotic or tender plants

  4. Conservatory(noun)

    a public place of instruction, designed to preserve and perfect the knowledge of some branch of science or art, esp. music


  1. Conservatory

    A conservatory is a room having glass roof and walls, typically attached to a house on only one side, used as a greenhouse or a sunroom. Conservatories originated in the 16th century when wealthy landowners sought to cultivate citrus fruits such as lemons and oranges that began to appear on their dinner tables brought by traders from warmer regions of the Mediterranean.

Translations for Conservatory

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a kind of greenhouse, or a glass-walled part of a building, in which plants are grown.

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