Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Conservation, especially of natural resources.
  • noun An organization dedicated to the conservation of wildlife and wildlife habitats in the United States.
  • noun Chiefly British A commission supervising fisheries and navigation.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of preserving; conservation; preservation: as, the conservancy of forests.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Conservation, as from injury, defilement, or irregular use.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The conservation of a resource
  • noun An organization dedicated to the conservation of natural resources
  • noun UK A commission that deals with fishery and navigation
  • noun US, law A state in which a company is allowed to continue trading without incurring any new financial liabilities or disposing of any assets

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a commission with jurisdiction over fisheries and navigation in a port or river
  • noun the official conservation of trees and soil and rivers etc.

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Examples

  • The conservancy is a nonprofit based in Cold Spring, N.Y., and the tours, which drew more than 75,000 people last year, are its largest fund-raiser.

    The Gates Swing Open to Secret Gardens

  • The conservancy is a nonprofit based in Cold Spring, N.Y., and the tours, which drew more than 75,000 people last year, are its largest fund-raiser.

    The Gates Swing Open to Secret Gardens

  • Water shortages may also occur in the Tapakuma conservancy, which is partly supplied by pumping from the Pomeroon river.

    Water profile of Guyana

  • The conservancy is a little bit smaller than Rhode Island; about 3,200 people live within its boundaries.

    NPR Topics: News

  • The conservancy is a nonprofit group that helps maintain the park.

    The Guardian World News

  • The conservancy is a volunteer organization dedicated to the creation of the Willow Waterhole Greenway Project, which is part of the flood control district's Project Brays.

    chron.com Chronicle

  • Chuck Skypeck, co-owner of Ghost River, said teaming with the conservancy is a no-brainer because beer is 90 percent water, and the brewery's ability to craft good beer relies directly on Wolf River water the conservancy is helping sustain.

    The Memphis Daily News

  • The conservancy is a land trust that seeks permanent protection of forest, agricultural, riparian and scenic lands in the Rogue Basin and surrounding areas.

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  • The area we were in was a "conservancy", around 150 square kilometres of bushland managed by the locals.

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  • A percentage of sales will support the nature conservancy.

    composite - French Word-A-Day

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