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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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How to say preserve in sign language?

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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. Tom Jawetz:

    When Congress in 1996 enacted sweeping immigration enforcement legislation — putting in place the expedited removal system that today allows Border Patrol agents to quickly deport people Border Patrol agents apprehend without any court process — it specifically created the credible fear process to preserve the right of people to seek asylum when they are apprehended between the ports of entry, congress did that knowing that if it circumscribed the right to seek protection, then it would run afoul of our obligations under Tom Jawetz and international law to not return people to face persecution abroad. The interim final rule issued today acknowledges this history even as it attempts to undo it entirely.

  2. Tom Coburn:

    Our parks are falling apart. There's $12 billion backlog on our most pristine, greatest national monuments and parks, we should preserve what we've already invested in.

  3. Henry Howard:

    The American Legion constitution includes 'to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the great wars,' if we don't share these stories, they'll be gone.

  4. Prime Minister Habib Essid:

    I appeal for calm and for national unity and complete security across the country to preserve our nascent democracy which is the only example of success in the region, there has been huge political progress but we acknowledge that there are lots of economic difficulties. We will respond to young people's economic demands but we need a bit of time for that.

  5. Glenn Davis:

    WeWork is pushing the outer bounds of what's acceptable for a public company, the IPO filing indicates that the objective is to preserve incumbent control indefinitely.

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