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PRESERVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does preserve mean? 

PRESERVE (noun)
  The noun PRESERVE has 3 senses:

1. a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone
2. a reservation where animals are protected
3. fruit preserved by cooking with sugar

  Familiarity information: PRESERVE used as a noun is uncommon.


PRESERVE (verb)
  The verb PRESERVE has 6 senses:

1. keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
2. keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction
3. to keep up and reserve for personal or special use
4. prevent (food) from rotting
5. maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger
6. keep undisturbed for personal or private use for hunting, shooting, or fishing

  Familiarity information: PRESERVE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


PRESERVE (noun)


Sense 1preserve [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Context example:

medicine is no longer a male preserve

Hypernyms ("preserve" is a kind of...):

area; arena; domain; field; orbit; sphere (a particular environment or walk of life)


Sense 2preserve [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A reservation where animals are protected

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Hypernyms ("preserve" is a kind of...):

reservation; reserve (a district that is reserved for particular purpose)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "preserve"):

shooting preserve (a preserve on which hunting is permitted during certain months of the year)


Sense 3preserve [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fruit preserved by cooking with sugar

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

conserve; conserves; preserves; preserve

Hypernyms ("preserve" is a kind of...):

confiture (preserved or candied fruit)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "preserve"):

apple butter (thick dark spicy puree of apples)

marmalade (a preserve made of the pulp and rind of citrus fruits)

jelly (a preserve made of the jelled juice of fruit)

lemon cheese; lemon curd (a conserve with a thick consistency; made with lemons and butter and eggs and sugar)

jam (preserve of crushed fruit)

chowchow (a Chinese preserve of mixed fruits and ginger)


PRESERVE (verb)


Sense 1preserve [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

preserve; uphold; carry on; continue; bear on

Context examples:

preserve the peace in the family / continue the family tradition / Carry on the old traditions

Hypernyms (to "preserve" is one way to...):

hold; keep; maintain (keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g.,)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "preserve"):

re-start; restart; resume (take up or begin anew)

hang in; hang on; hold on; persevere; persist (be persistent, refuse to stop)

perpetuate (cause to continue or prevail)

keep up; prolong; sustain (lengthen or extend in duration or space)

mummify (preserve while making lifeless)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2preserve [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

conserve; preserve; maintain; keep up

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "preserve" is one way to...):

keep (look after; be the keeper of; have charge of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "preserve"):

hold the line (hold the line on prices; keep the price of something constant)

plastinate (preserve (tissue) with plastics, as for teaching an research purposes)

embalm (preserve a dead body)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3preserve [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To keep up and reserve for personal or special use

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

save; preserve

Context example:

She saved the old family photographs in a drawer

Hypernyms (to "preserve" is one way to...):

hold on; keep (retain possession of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "preserve"):

enter; put down; record (make a record of; set down in permanent form)

conserve; economise; economize; husband (use cautiously and frugally)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue preserve the movie


Sense 4preserve [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Prevent (food) from rotting

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

preserve; keep

Context examples:

preserved meats / keep potatoes fresh

Hypernyms (to "preserve" is one way to...):

cook; fix; make; prepare; ready (prepare for eating by applying heat)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "preserve"):

corn (preserve with salt)

cure (prepare by drying, salting, or chemical processing in order to preserve)

refrigerate (preserve by chilling)

can; put up; tin (preserve in a can or tin)

salt (preserve with salt)

pickle (preserve in a pickling liquid)

dehydrate; desiccate (preserve by removing all water and liquids from)

conserve (preserve with sugar)

freeze-dry (preserve by rapid freezing and subsequently drying in a vacuum)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

The chefs preserve the vegetables


Sense 5preserve [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

preserve; keep

Context example:

May God keep you

Hypernyms (to "preserve" is one way to...):

protect (shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 6preserve [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Keep undisturbed for personal or private use for hunting, shooting, or fishing

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

preserve the forest and the lakes

Hypernyms (to "preserve" is one way to...):

hold; keep; maintain (keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g.,)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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