Definitions for Preserveprɪˈzɜrv
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pre•serveprɪˈzɜrv(v.; n.)-served, -serv•ing
(v.t.)to keep alive or in existence; make lasting:
to preserve our liberties as free citizens.
to keep safe from harm or injury; protect or spare.
to keep up; maintain:
to preserve historical monuments.
to keep possession of; retain:
to preserve one's composure.
to prepare (food or any perishable substance) so as to resist decomposition or fermentation.
to prepare (fruit, vegetables, etc.) by cooking with sugar, pickling, canning, or the like.
to maintain and reserve (game, fish, etc.) for continued survival or for private use, as in hunting or fishing.
(v.i.)to preserve fruit, vegetables, etc.; make preserves.
to maintain a preserve for game or fish, esp. for sport.
(n.)something that preserves.
that which is preserved.
Usu., preserves. fruit, vegetables, etc., prepared by cooking with sugar.
a place set apart for protection and propagation of game or fish, esp. for sport.
Origin of preserve:
1325–75; ME < ML praeservāre to guard (LL: to observe) = L prae-pre - +servāre to watch over, keep, preserve
a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone
"medicine is no longer a male preserve"
a reservation where animals are protected
conserve, preserve, conserves, preserves(verb)
fruit preserved by cooking with sugar
continue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserve(verb)
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"
conserve, preserve, maintain, keep up(verb)
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"
to keep up and reserve for personal or special use
"She saved the old family photographs in a drawer"
prevent (food) from rotting
"preserved meats"; "keep potatoes fresh"
maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger
"May God keep you"
keep undisturbed for personal or private use for hunting, shooting, or fishing
"preserve the forest and the lakes"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to protect sth so that it is not damaged or destroyed
The library is helping to preserve the history of our community.; attempts to preserve the ancient monument
to keep food fresh for a long time
ways to preserve food without chemicals
a sweet spread made of any of a variety of berries
a nature preserve
To protect; to keep; to maintain the condition of.
Orbiting Earth in the spaceship, I saw how beautiful our planet is. People, let us preserve and increase this beauty, not destroy it - Yuri Gagarin (the first man in space)
to keep or save from injury or destruction; to guard or defend from evil, harm, danger, etc.; to protect
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
to maintain throughout; to keep intact; as, to preserve appearances; to preserve silence
to make preserves
to protect game for purposes of sport
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
Translations for Preserve
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an activity, kind of work etc in which only certain people are allowed to take part.
- voorbehoude werkAfrikaans
- atividade restritaPortuguese (BR)
- geschlossene Gesellschaft, Veranstaltung, etc.German
- dominio, terrenoSpanish
- ainuõiguslik tegevusalaEstonian
- کار انحصاریFarsi
- chasse gardéeFrench
- परिरक्षित फलHindi
- održati, podržavatiCroatian
- kegiatan terbatasIndonesian
- athöfn sem takmarkaður aðgangur er aðIcelandic
- (attività riservata)Italian
- išimtinai kam skirta sritisLithuanian
- voorbehouden werkterreinDutch
- felt, enemerkerNorwegian
- zastrzeżona sferaPolish
- کار انحصاریPersian
- انحصارى كارPashto
- actividade restritaPortuguese
- activitate, tip de muncă etc. cu acces limitatRomanian
- дело, областьRussian
- revír (hájnika)Slovak
- privilegium, förbehållen rättSwedish
- (belli kişilere ayrılmış) işTurkish
- 只允許某些人參加的活動或工作Chinese (Trad.)
- щось, призначене для обмеженого кола людейUkrainian
- ايسا کام جس ميں صرف چند لوگوں کو حصہ لينے کي اجازت ہوUrdu
- lĩnh vực hoạt động riêng biệtVietnamese
- 只允许某些人参加的活动或工作Chinese (Simp.)
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