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KK Pronunciation

〔 prIˋzFv 〕


〔 priˊzәːv 〕

Overview of noun preserve

The noun preserve has 3 senses

  • preserve -- (a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone; "medicine is no longer a male preserve")

  • preserve -- (a reservation where animals are protected)

  • conserve, preserve, conserves, preserves -- (fruit preserved by cooking with sugar)

Overview of verb preserve

The verb preserve has 6 senses

  • 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")

  • 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")

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

  • preserve, keep -- (prevent (food) from rotting; "preserved meats"; "keep potatoes fresh")

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

  • preserve -- (keep undisturbed for personal or private use for hunting, shooting, or fishing; "preserve the forest and the lakes")