To preserve game
Preserve Pre*serve", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Preserved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Preserving}.] [F. pr['e]server, from L. prae before + servare to save, preserve; cf. L. praeservare to observe beforehand. See {Serve}.] 1. To keep or save from injury or destruction; to guard or defend from evil, harm, danger, etc.; to protect. [1913 Webster]

O Lord, thou preserved man and beast. --Ps. xxxvi. 6. [1913 Webster]

Now, good angels preserve the king. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. [1913 Webster]

You can not preserve it from tainting. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To maintain throughout; to keep intact; as, to preserve appearances; to preserve silence. [1913 Webster]

{To preserve game}, to protect it from extermination. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To keep; save; secure; uphold; sustain; defend; spare; protect; guard; shield. See {Keep}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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