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Verb
/priˈzərv/,
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preserves, 3rd person singular present; preserving, present participle; preserved, past tense; preserved, past participle;
  1. Maintain (something) in its original or existing state
    • - all records of the past were zealously preserved
    • - a magnificently preserved monastery
  2. Retain (a condition or state of affairs)
    • - a fight to preserve local democracy
  3. Maintain or keep alive (a memory or quality)
    • - the film has preserved all the qualities of the novel
  4. Keep safe from harm or injury
    • - a place for preserving endangered species
  5. Treat or refrigerate (food) to prevent its decomposition or fermentation

  6. Prepare (fruit) for long-term storage by boiling it with sugar
    • - those sweet preserved fruits associated with Cremona
  7. Keep (game or an area where game is found) undisturbed to allow private hunting or shooting

Noun
  1. Food made with fruit preserved in sugar, such as jam or marmalade
    • - home-made preserves
  2. A sphere of activity regarded as being reserved for a particular person or group
    • - the civil service became the preserve of the educated middle class
  3. A place where game is protected and kept for private hunting or shooting


  1. a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone; "medicine is no longer a male preserve"
  2. continue: 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"
  3. a reservation where animals are protected
  4. conserve: 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"
  5. conserve: fruit preserved by cooking with sugar
  6. save: to keep up and reserve for personal or special use; "She saved the old family photographs in a drawer"
  7. Fruit preserves are fruits, or vegetables, that have been prepared and canned for long term storage. The preparation of fruit preserves traditionally involves the use of pectin as a gelling agent, although sugar or honey may be used as well. ...
  8. (Preservation (library and archival science)) Preservation is a branch of library and information science concerned with maintaining or restoring access to artifacts, documents and records through the study, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of decay and damage.
  9. a sweet spread made of any of a variety of berries; a nature preserve; To protect; to keep; to maintain the condition of
  10. (Preserved) This is the amount of your account balance that is preserved and cannot be withdrawn as either a lump sum or a pension until you meet a condition of release such as retirement, a total and permanent disablement benefit, a terminal illness benefit or a death benefit. ...
  11. (Preserved) Vegetables and fruits are cooked and then immersed in vinegar and spices to make pickles and chutneys. Fish sauces are fermented, and soy sauce comes from fermenting soya beans. Bottled sauces have become important, too, notably tomato.
  12. (Preserved) When a vehicle or parts of a vehicle are well kept and taken care of. They are not changed, rather they are kept 'as-is'.
  13. (preserved) kept from decaying by adding chemicals
  14. (preserves) means that the parameter is guaranteed to have the same abstract value after the operation terminates as it had at the time of the operation call. Note that inside the operation the parameter may be changed, as long as its abstract value is restored before the operation terminates.
  15. (Preservation) The processes and operations involved in ensuring the technical and intellectual survival of authentic records through time. ...
  16. (Preservation) the protection and maintenance of organisms or ecosystems for personal or special use
  17. (Preservation) The protection of cultural property through activities that minimize chemical and physical deterioration and damage and that prevent loss of informational content. The primary goal of preservation is to prolong the existence of cultural property.
  18. (preservation) the process of maintaining a structure in its present condition and arresting further deterioration.  (See also rehabilitation, repair, and restoration).
  19. (Preservation) Act or process of applying measures necessary to sustain the existing form, integrity, and materials of an historic property. ...
  20. (Preservation) a requirement to retain superannuation benefits within the superannuation environment until a condition of release has been met. Under current laws most benefits are compulsorily preserved until a person has retired is at least 55.
  21. (Preservation) The non-use of renewable resources.
  22. (Preservation) Actions taken to prevent the deterioration of library materials and to save their intellectual content.
  23. (3) Preservation) Sediment must be buried by additional sediments in order to become preserved as a sedimentary rock.
  24. (PRESERVATION) Static protection of an area or element, attempting to perpetuate the existence of a given 'state'.
  25. (Preservation ("built environment")) Many communities use their historic streetscape as a tourism asset - think of Boston and Savannah.