Definitions for: Preserve

[n] fruit preserved by cooking with sugar
[n] a reservation where animals are protected
[n] a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone; "medicine is no longer a male preserve"
[v] prevent from rotting, as of foods; "preserved meats"; "keep potatoes fresh"
[v] to keep up and reserve for personal or special use; "She saved the old family photographs in a drawer"
[v] 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"
[v] 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"
[v] keep undisturbed for personal or private use for hunting, shooting, or fishing; "preserve the forest and the lakes"
[v] maintain in safety form injury, harm, or danger; "May God keep you"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

O Lord, thou preserved man and beast. --Ps. xxxvi.

Now, good angels preserve the king. --Shak.

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.

You can not preserve it from tainting. --Shak.

3. To maintain throughout; to keep intact; as, to preserve
appearances; to preserve silence.

To preserve game, to protect it from extermination.

Syn: To keep; save; secure; uphold; sustain; defend; spare;
protect; guard; shield. See Keep.

Pre*serve", v. i.
1. To make preserves. --Shak.

2. To protect game for purposes of sport.

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.

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

Synonyms: bear on, carry on, conserve, conserves, continue, keep, keep up, maintain, preserves, save, uphold

Antonyms: cease, discontinue, give up, lay off, quit, stop

See Also: apple butter, area, arena, can, chowchow, confiture, conserve, conserve, corn, cure, dehydrate, desiccate, domain, economise, economize, embalm, enter, field, freeze-dry, hang in, hang on, hold, hold on, hold on, hold the line, husband, jam, jelly, keep, keep up, lemon cheese, lemon curd, maintain, marmalade, mummify, orbit, perpetuate, persevere, persist, pickle, prepare, prolong, protect, put down, put up, record, refrigerate, reservation, reserve, restart, resume, salt, shooting preserve, sphere, sustain, tin

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