from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To maintain in safety from injury, peril, or harm; protect.
- transitive v. To keep in perfect or unaltered condition; maintain unchanged.
- transitive v. To keep or maintain intact: tried to preserve family harmony. See Synonyms at defend.
- transitive v. To prepare (food) for future use, as by canning or salting.
- transitive v. To prevent (organic bodies) from decaying or spoiling.
- transitive v. To keep or protect (game or fish) for one's private hunting or fishing.
- intransitive v. To treat fruit or other foods so as to prevent decay.
- intransitive v. To maintain a private area stocked with game or fish.
- n. Something that acts to preserve; a preservative.
- n. Fruit cooked with sugar to protect against decay or fermentation. Often used in the plural.
- n. An area maintained for the protection of wildlife or natural resources.
- n. Something considered as being the exclusive province of certain persons: Ancient Greek is the preserve of scholars.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sweet spread made of any of a variety of berries.
- n. A nature preserve.
- v. To protect; to keep; to maintain the condition of.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To keep or save from injury or destruction; to guard or defend from evil, harm, danger, etc.; to protect.
- transitive v. 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..
- transitive v. To maintain throughout; to keep intact
- intransitive v. To make preserves.
- intransitive v. To protect game for purposes of sport.
- n. That which is preserved; fruit, etc., seasoned and kept by suitable preparation; esp., fruit cooked with sugar; -- commonly in the plural.
- n. A place in which game, fish, etc., are preserved for purposes of sport, or for food.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To keep safe or free from harm; defend from injury or destruction; save.
- To maintain; secure permanence to; keep in existence or alive; make lasting: as, to preserve one's good looks.
- To keep possession of; retain.
- To prepare in such a manner as to resist decomposition or fermentation; prevent from spoiling by the use of preservative substances, with or without the agency of heat: as, to preserve meats or fruit; to preserve an anatomical specimen.
- To maintain and reserve for personal or special use in hunting or fishing.
- To prepare decomposable substances, as meats or fruits, for preservation; make preserves.
- To raise and protect game for special use, as in hunting or fishing.
- n. That which preserves or saves.
- n. Specifically plural A kind of spectacles with colored glasses to protect the eyes from too strong light.
- n. That which is preserved, or prepared for keeping; especially, fruit, meats, etc., suitably seasoned and cooked to prevent fermentation or spoiling.
- n. A place where game is preserved; a place set apart for the protection and propagation of game intended for hunting or fishing.
- n. A thing preserved.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. to keep up and reserve for personal or special use
- n. a reservation where animals are protected
- v. maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger
- v. keep undisturbed for personal or private use for hunting, shooting, or fishing
- v. keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
- v. prevent (food) from rotting
- n. a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone
- v. keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction
- n. fruit preserved by cooking with sugar
PS - the preserve is a lonnnnng walk and no facilities or supplies - Carry lotsa water
One of the rights we intend to preserve is to keep Ontario a strong and vigorous factor in the building of an ever stronger British Commonwealth and Empire.
In fact, the subsidized private program that Boehner and Enzi want to preserve is called the Federal Family Education Loan Program.
Dolphin added: "The only pledge that we would preserve is higher funding for international development, not only because it is a relatively small amount of spending (although it is) but in recognition of the urgency of providing more funds to low-income countries badly hit by a financial crisis not of their making."
The preserve is ready and can be consumed refrigerated for a week.
Setting up a nature preserve is under consideration.
The word preserve should be understood with some caution because if one imagines it superficially then it depicts more pain than happiness.
Extensively updated on the inside, and a nature preserve is in the backyard.
This preserve is beautiful on it's own on an english muffin or traditional american biscuit.
Sury, never heard of this recipe before -- your Ginger preserve is very appealing! plan to try sometime soon - by the way, I did try your gooseberries recipe it was a good combo with curd Rice.