v. t.1.To keep or save from injury or destruction; to guard or defend from evil, harm, danger, etc.; to protect.
[imp. & p. p. Preserved ; p. pr. & vb. n. Preserving.]
O Lord, thou preserved man and beast.
- Ps. xxxvi. 6.
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.
v. i.1.To make preserves.
2.To protect game for purposes of sport.
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.
Noun1.preserve - a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone; "medicine is no longer a male preserve"
2.preserve - a reservation where animals are protected
3.Preservepreserve - fruit preserved by cooking with sugar
Verb1.preserve - 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"
2.preserve - 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"
3.preserve - to keep up and reserve for personal or special use; "She saved the old family photographs in a drawer"
Synonyms: save
4.preserve - prevent (food) from rotting; "preserved meats"; "keep potatoes fresh"
Synonyms: keep
5.preserve - maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger; "May God keep you"
Synonyms: keep
6.preserve - keep undisturbed for personal or private use for hunting, shooting, or fishing; "preserve the forest and the lakes"
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-- Preserve --
President Abraham Lincoln
President Adams
President Andrew Johnson
President Arthur
President Benjamin Harrison
President Buchanan
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