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Overview of noun preserve

The noun preserve has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) 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. conserve, preserve, conserves, preserves

(fruit preserved by cooking with sugar)

Overview of verb preserve

The verb preserve has 6 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (21) continue, uphold, carry on, bear on, 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. (9) conserve, preserve, maintain, keep up

(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. (9) save, preserve

(to keep up and reserve for personal or special use; "She saved the old family photographs in a drawer")

4. (1) preserve, keep

(prevent (food) from rotting; "preserved meats"; "keep potatoes fresh")

5. keep, preserve

(maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger; "May God keep you")

6. preserve

(keep undisturbed for personal or private use for hunting, shooting, or fishing; "preserve the forest and the lakes") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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