Preserve

  • 1Preserve — 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;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2preserve — pre·serve /pri zərv/ vt pre·served, pre·serv·ing 1: to keep safe from injury, harm, or destruction expenses necessary to preserve the property 2 a: to keep valid, intact, or in existence (as pending a proceeding) the right of a trial by jury… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3preserve — [prē zʉrv′, prizʉrv′] vt. preserved, preserving [ME preserven < MFr preserver < ML praeservare, to preserve, protect < LL, to observe beforehand < L prae , PRE + servare: see OBSERVE] 1. to keep from harm, damage, danger, evil, etc.;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4préservé — préservé, ée (pré zèr vé, vée) part. passé. Préservé de tout contact avec les méchants. SUPPLÉMENT AU DICTIONNAIRE    PRÉSERVÉ. Ajoutez :    Les Préservées, filles qui se repentent de leurs fautes et se retirent dans une maison cloîtrée, Journ.… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 5Preserve — Pre*serve , v. i. 1. To make preserves. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To protect game for purposes of sport. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6Preserve — Pre*serve , n. 1. That which is preserved; fruit, etc., seasoned and kept by suitable preparation; esp., fruit cooked with sugar; commonly in the plural. [1913 Webster] 2. A place in which game, fish, etc., are preserved for purposes of sport, or …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7preserve — vb *save, conserve Analogous words: *rescue, deliver, redeem, ransom: protect, guard, safeguard (see DEFEND) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8preserve — [v] care for, maintain; continue bottle, can, conserve, cure, defend, evaporate, freeze, guard, keep, keep up, mothball*, mummify, perpetuate, pickle, process, protect, put up, refrigerate, retain, safeguard, save, season, secure, shelter, shield …

    New thesaurus

  • 9preservé — Preservé, [preserv]ée. part …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 10preserve — ► VERB 1) maintain in its original or existing state. 2) keep safe from harm or injury. 3) keep alive (a memory or quality). 4) treat (food) to prevent its decomposition. 5) prepare (fruit) for long term storage by boiling it with sugar. ► NOUN… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11preserve — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun (AmE) ⇨ See also ↑reserve ADJECTIVE ▪ forest, nature, wilderness, wildlife ▪ This land is protected as a wildlife preserve. ▪ game …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12preserve — preservable, adj. preservability, n. preservation /prez euhr vay sheuhn/, n. preserver, n. /pri zerrv /, v., preserved, preserving, n. v.t. 1. to keep alive or in existence; make lasting: to preserve our liberties as free citizens …

    Universalium

  • 13preserve — I n. 1) a forest; game, wild life preserve 2) (BE) see preserves II v. 1) (D; tr.) to preserve against, from (to preserve the environment from the ravages of pollution) 2) (D; tr.) to preserve for (to preserve a tradition for coming generations)… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14preserve — 01. People who immigrate to England usually try to [preserve] a part of their traditional culture. 02. The [preservation] of natural areas as park lands is important for future generations. 03. I never buy this brand of bread; it s full of… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 15preserve — [[t]prɪzɜ͟ː(r)v[/t]] ♦♦♦ preserves, preserving, preserved 1) VERB If you preserve a situation or condition, you make sure that it remains as it is, and does not change or end. [V n] We will do everything to preserve peace... [V n] The meeting… …

    English dictionary

  • 16preserve — I UK [prɪˈzɜː(r)v] / US [prɪˈzɜrv] verb [transitive] Word forms preserve : present tense I/you/we/they preserve he/she/it preserves present participle preserving past tense preserved past participle preserved *** 1) to take care of a place or… …

    English dictionary

  • 17preserve — pre|serve1 W3 [prıˈzə:v US ə:rv] v [T] [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: préserver, from Late Latin praeservare, from Latin servare to keep, guard, watch ] 1.) to save something or someone from being harmed or destroyed →↑preservation ▪ We must …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18preserve — pre|serve1 [ prı zɜrv ] verb transitive *** 1. ) to take care of a place or building in order to prevent it from being harmed or destroyed: The society works to preserve the district s historic buildings. beautifully/perfectly/carefully preserved …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19preserve — pre•serve [[t]prɪˈzɜrv[/t]] v. served, serv•ing, n. 1) to keep alive or in existence; make lasting: to preserve our liberties as free citizens[/ex] 2) to keep safe from harm or injury; protect or spare 3) to keep up; maintain: to preserve… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20preserve — Synonyms and related words: Indian reservation, Jell O, anhydrate, archives, asylum, attend to, baby sit, bank, bird sanctuary, blancmange, blast freeze, bottle up, brine, can, candy, care for, chaperon, cherish, comfit, compote, confection,… …

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