What does conserve mean?

Definitions for conserve
kənˈsɜrv; ˈkɒn sɜrv, kənˈsɜrvcon·serve

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conserve, preserve, conserves, preservesverb

    fruit preserved by cooking with sugar

  2. conserveverb

    keep constant through physical or chemical reactions or evolutionary change

    "Energy is conserved in this process"

  3. conserve, preserve, maintain, keep upverb

    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"

  4. conserve, husband, economize, economiseverb

    use cautiously and frugally

    "I try to economize my spare time"; "conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit"

  5. conserveverb

    preserve with sugar

    "Mom always conserved the strawberries we grew in the backyard"

Wiktionary

  1. conservenoun

    Wilderness where human development is prohibited.

    Etymology: From conserver, from conservare, from com- (intensive prefix) + servo. See also observe.

  2. conservenoun

    A jam or thick syrup made from fruit.

    Etymology: From conserver, from conservare, from com- (intensive prefix) + servo. See also observe.

  3. conserveverb

    To save for later use.

    Etymology: From conserver, from conservare, from com- (intensive prefix) + servo. See also observe.

  4. conserveverb

    To protect an environment.

    Etymology: From conserver, from conservare, from com- (intensive prefix) + servo. See also observe.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conserveverb

    to keep in a safe or sound state; to save; to preserve; to protect

    Etymology: [F. conserver, L. conservare; con- + servare to keep, guard. See Serve.]

  2. Conserveverb

    to prepare with sugar, etc., for the purpose of preservation, as fruits, etc.; to make a conserve of

    Etymology: [F. conserver, L. conservare; con- + servare to keep, guard. See Serve.]

  3. Conservenoun

    anything which is conserved; especially, a sweetmeat prepared with sugar; a confection

    Etymology: [F. conserver, L. conservare; con- + servare to keep, guard. See Serve.]

  4. Conservenoun

    a medicinal confection made of freshly gathered vegetable substances mixed with finely powdered refined sugar. See Confection

    Etymology: [F. conserver, L. conservare; con- + servare to keep, guard. See Serve.]

  5. Conservenoun

    a conservatory

    Etymology: [F. conserver, L. conservare; con- + servare to keep, guard. See Serve.]

Freebase

  1. Conserve

    Conserve is a non-governmental organization (NGO) launched in India in 1998 by husband and wife Shalabh and Anita Ahuja.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Conserve

    kon-sėrv′, v.t. to keep entire: to retain: to preserve: (obs.) to preserve in sugar.—n. something preserved, as fruits in sugar.—adj. Conser′vable.—n. Conser′vancy, a court having authority to preserve the fisheries, &c., on a river: the act of preserving.—p.adj. Conser′vant.—n. Conservā′tion, the act of conserving: the keeping entire.—adj. Conservā′tional.—n. Conser′vatism, the opinions and principles of a Conservative.—adj. Conser′vative, tending or having power to conserve.—n. (politics) one who desires to preserve the institutions of his country against innovation and change: one averse to change and progress.—ns. Conser′vativeness; Conservatoire (kon-ser-va-twär′), Conservatō′rium, a name given by the Italians to schools instituted for the purpose of advancing the study of music and maintaining its purity; Con′servātor, one who preserves from injury or violation: a guardian, custodian:—fem. Conser′vatrix; Conser′vatorship; Conser′vatory, a storehouse: a greenhouse or place in which exotic plants are kept: a school of music.—adj. preservative.—n. Conser′ver.—Conservation of energy, the law that the total amount of energy in a material system cannot be varied, provided the system neither parts with energy to other bodies nor receives it from them; Conservation of matter, the experimentally ascertained fact that no process at the command of man can either destroy or create even a single particle of matter.—Conservators of the peace, a title usually applied to knights elected in each shire, from the 12th century onwards, for the conservation of the peace. [L. conservārecon, together, and servāre, to keep.]

Editors Contribution

  1. conserve

    A type of food and food product created and formulated in various food colors, flavors, fruit, ingredients and recipes.

    There are a wide variety of conserve sold in the supermarket e.g. Strawberry conserve, blackcurrant conserve etc.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 10, 2015  

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  1. coveners

  2. converse

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of conserve in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of conserve in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of conserve in a Sentence

  1. Gavin Naylor:

    If you have got lots of different species and each species is supposed to occur in a distinctly different habitat, then you have to be very careful about preserving each of those species, if you find out that, in fact, it’s one species that is distributed over a wider area, then there is not quite so much pressure to conserve every single one of those different species because they are all the same thing. It also tells us this very same species is adaptable to living in different environments. It can live in Pakistan. It can live in Borneo and it can live in Myanmar.

  2. David Ready:

    We’re making the change, we’re going to conserve and we’re going to do our part.

  3. James Sulikowski:

    The porbeagle shark is considered vulnerable to the risk of global extinction by the [ International Union for Conservation of Nature ], is listed as an endangered species in Canada, and is considered a candidate species for being listed as endangered in James Sulikowski waters, due to the of the state of their population, we are collaborating with [ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ] fisheries to provide updated information on the biology, ecology, and movement patterns of the shark. It's hoped this work will provide information to help better manage and conserve this species.

  4. Lance Vervoort:

    Oz is a significant animal for his species, he is the father of our two cubs, and he is vital to the ongoing breeding program to conserve this rare species.

  5. Andrew Birley:

    We want to try to conserve these things as long as possible so that people can go back to the primary texts and continue reading them.

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