Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A person or thing that preserves; one who or that which saves or guards from injury, destruction, or waste; a savior; a preservative.
  • noun One who makes preserves, as of fruit, etc.
  • noun One who preserves game for sport.

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

  • noun One who, or that which, preserves, saves, or defends, from destruction, injury, or decay; esp., one who saves the life or character of another.
  • noun One who makes preserves of fruit.
  • noun See under Game.

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

  • noun One who preserves.
  • noun A life preserver
  • noun A person who refinishes furniture.
  • noun A person who prepares preserves of fruit or preserved meats.

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

  • noun a cook who preserves fruits or meat
  • noun a skilled worker who is employed to restore or refinish buildings or antique furniture
  • noun someone who keeps safe from harm or danger
  • noun rescue equipment consisting of a buoyant belt or jacket to keep a person from drowning

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Examples

  • And a life preserver is absolutely necessary until you are safely out of the ocean and back aboard “the good ship private sector.”

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  • "I hope my preserver is not hurt?" inquired the stranger.

    The Scottish Chiefs

  • These giant serpents originated the widely spread notions which typified the deluge and all destructive agents under the form of a dragon or monster serpent; hence, the dragon temples always near water, in Asia, Africa, and Britain; for example, at Abury, in Wiltshire; a symbol of the ark is often associated with the dragon as the preserver from the waters

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • • Deliver the Invitation to Change -- Invite your loved one to grab the preserver, that is, take actions necessary for change to begin

    Brad Lamm: You Can Change Someone You Love

  • • Deliver the Invitation to Change -- Invite your loved one to grab the preserver, that is, take actions necessary for change to begin

    You Can Change Someone You Love

  • • Deliver the Invitation to Change -- Invite your loved one to grab the preserver, that is, take actions necessary for change to begin

    Brad Lamm: You Can Change Someone You Love

  • • Deliver the Invitation to Change -- Invite your loved one to grab the preserver, that is, take actions necessary for change to begin

    Brad Lamm: You Can Change Someone You Love

  • The rare statues represent a deity known as the preserver of the universe and were selected from five state-run museums after an agreement between the French Embassy and the government's cultural affairs ministry.

    Vishnu���s Terracotta statues stolen

  • He is powerful beyond anything I have ever encountered, and my being a preserver, that is a considerable statement.

    Shadow Hunters

  • By shifting into Ereignis, Dasein becomes who Dasein is, namely the preserver of being's appropriating forth-throw, one who preserves the openness by projecting, i.e., opening it.

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