What does conserve mean?

Definitions for conservekənˈsɜrv; ˈkɒn sɜrv, kənˈsɜrv

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word conserve.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. conserve, preserve, conserves, preserves(verb)

    fruit preserved by cooking with sugar

  2. conserve(verb)

    keep constant through physical or chemical reactions or evolutionary change

    "Energy is conserved in this process"

  3. 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"

  4. conserve, husband, economize, economise(verb)

    use cautiously and frugally

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

  5. conserve(verb)

    preserve with sugar

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


  1. conserve(Noun)

    Wilderness where human development is prohibited.

  2. conserve(Noun)

    A jam or thick syrup made from fruit.

  3. conserve(Verb)

    To save for later use.

  4. conserve(Verb)

    To protect an environment.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conserve(verb)

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

  2. Conserve(verb)

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

  3. Conserve(noun)

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

  4. Conserve(noun)

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

  5. Conserve(noun)

    a conservatory

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


  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.]

Anagrams for conserve »

  1. coveners

  2. converse


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Antonio Pedro Figueira de Mello:

    The situation is serious and we need to conserve water.

  2. Dale Devitt:

    They use a lot of water, but I think they've made incredible strides to conserve.

  3. Pope Francis:

    Every people deserves to conserve its identity without being ideologically colonized.

  4. David Ready:

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

  5. Suzanne Smith:

    They are an endangered species. So we need to work together to protect and conserve them.

Images & Illustrations of conserve

  1. conserveconserveconserve

Translations for conserve

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for conserve »


Find a translation for the conserve definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these conserve definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"conserve." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 21 Apr. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/conserve>.

Are we missing a good definition for conserve? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for conserve:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.