What does preserve mean?

Definitions for preserve
prɪˈzɜrvpre·serve

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. preserve(noun)

    a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone

    "medicine is no longer a male preserve"

  2. preserve(noun)

    a reservation where animals are protected

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

    fruit preserved by cooking with sugar

  4. 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"

  5. 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"

  6. save, preserve(verb)

    to keep up and reserve for personal or special use

    "She saved the old family photographs in a drawer"

  7. preserve, keep(verb)

    prevent (food) from rotting

    "preserved meats"; "keep potatoes fresh"

  8. keep, preserve(verb)

    maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger

    "May God keep you"

  9. preserve(verb)

    keep undisturbed for personal or private use for hunting, shooting, or fishing

    "preserve the forest and the lakes"

Wiktionary

  1. preserve(Noun)

    a sweet spread made of any of a variety of berries

  2. preserve(Noun)

    a nature preserve

  3. preserve(Verb)

    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)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Preserve(verb)

    to keep or save from injury or destruction; to guard or defend from evil, harm, danger, etc.; to protect

  2. Preserve(verb)

    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

  3. Preserve(verb)

    to maintain throughout; to keep intact; as, to preserve appearances; to preserve silence

  4. Preserve(verb)

    to make preserves

  5. Preserve(verb)

    to protect game for purposes of sport

  6. Preserve(noun)

    that which is preserved; fruit, etc., seasoned and kept by suitable preparation; esp., fruit cooked with sugar; -- commonly in the plural

  7. Preserve(noun)

    a place in which game, fish, etc., are preserved for purposes of sport, or for food

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Preserve

    prē-zėrv′, v.t. to keep safe from harm or injury: to defend: to keep in a sound state: to season for preservation: to make lasting: to keep up, as appearances.—n. that which is preserved, as fruit, &c.: that which preserves: a place for the protection of animals, as game: (pl.) spectacles to protect the eyes from strong light, &c.—n. Prēservabil′ity.—adj. Prēser′vable.—n. Prēservā′tion, act of preserving or keeping safe: state of being preserved: safety.—adjs. Prēser′vative, Prēser′vatory, tending to preserve: having the quality of preserving.—n. that which preserves: a preventive of injury or decay.—n. Prēserv′er. [Fr. préserver—L. præ, beforehand, servāre, to preserve.]

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  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'preserve' in Verbs Frequency: #498

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of preserve in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of preserve in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of preserve in a Sentence

  1. Pfizer CEO Ian Read:

    We must preserve the market-based system in the U.S. that enables us to develop breakthrough treatments and cures for patients.

  2. Formula One:

    We have always said that, if it is to have a long-term future, our sport must preserve its historic venues and Silverstone and Great Britain represent the cradle of this sport, formula One is a global sport, held on five continents, watched by an audience of over 500 million fans around the world and our aim is to grow this number by bringing the sport we love to new countries, while also maintaining its roots.

  3. Carly Fiorina:

    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are the system. They're not going to reform the system. It doesn't matter what they say, so they're going to preserve that system for the big, the powerful, the wealthy and the well-connected.

  4. Meister Eckhart:

    In silence man can most readily preserve his integrity.

  5. Margrethe Vestager:

    There are differences in how much member states can spend depending on their fiscal space, but... we preserve the single market because we really need the single market for our recovery.

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