What does Conservatory mean?

Definitions for Conservatory
kənˈsɜr vəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr icon·ser·va·to·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conservatorynoun

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

  2. conservatory, conservatoirenoun

    a schoolhouse with special facilities for fine arts

  3. conservatory, hothouse, indoor gardennoun

    a greenhouse in which plants are arranged in a pleasing manner


  1. conservatorynoun

    That which preserves from injury.

    A conservatory of life. uE000198655uE001 Jeremy Taylor.

  2. conservatorynoun

    a greenhouse or hothouse for the display of plants

  3. conservatorynoun

    a school of music or drama; a conservatoire

  4. conservatoryadjective

    pertaining to conservation

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Conservatoryadjective

    Having a preservative quality. Dict.

  2. Conservatorynoun

    A place where any thing is kept in a manner proper to its peculiar nature; as, fish in a pond, corn in a granary.

    Etymology: from conservo, Latin.

    A conservatory of snow and ice, such as they use for delicacy to cool wine in summer. Francis Bacon, Natural History, №. 70.

    You may set your tender trees and plants, with the windows and doors of the greenhouses and conservatories open, for eight or ten days before April. John Evelyn, Kalendar.

    The water dispensed to the earth and atmosphere by the great abyss, that subterranean conservatory is by that means restored back. John Woodward, Natural History.


  1. conservatory

    A conservatory is a type of institution that specializes in the education of music, dance, theater, or other arts. It provides intensive training and education, typically culminating in performances. Alternatively, a conservatory can also refer to a glasshouse or greenhouse used for the cultivation and exhibition of delicate or tropical plants.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conservatoryadjective

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

  2. Conservatorynoun

    that which preserves from injury

  3. Conservatorynoun

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

  4. Conservatorynoun

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

  5. Etymology: [Cf. F. conservatoire, LL. conservatorius.]


  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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Conservatory in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Conservatory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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  • معهد موسيقيArabic
  • консерватория, оранжерияBulgarian
  • konservatorium, musikkonservatoriumDanish
  • Theaterschule, Theaterakademie, Musikschule, Wintergarten, Hochschule für Musik, Gewächshaus, Schule für Schauspiel, Akademie für Schauspielkunst, Konservatorium, Musikkonservatorium, Schule des Theaters, Schauspielakademie, Schauspielschule, höhere Musikschule, Theaterfachschule, MusikakademieGerman
  • talvipuutarha, konservatorioFinnish
  • école de musique, école supérieure de théâtre, école supérieure de musique, académie de musique, conservatoire, école d'art dramatique, école de théâtre, serreFrench
  • konservatoriIndonesian
  • konservatorioIdo
  • conservatorioItalian
  • 温室, コンサーヴァトーリJapanese
  • conservatoriumDutch
  • conservatórioPortuguese
  • консерватория, теплица, оранжереяRussian
  • orangeri, konservatorium, växthus, vinterträdgårdSwedish
  • musigakadämVolapük

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