from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • 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.

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  • 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

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

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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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  • Thus Dasein becomes who Dasein already is, namely the preserver of the thrown projection.

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  • This is the record of a trip which the author took with Buffalo Jones, known as the preserver of the American bison, across the Arizona desert and of a hunt in "that wonderful country of deep cañons and giant pines."

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  • I am more ambitious to be called the preserver than the destroyer of the Holy See.

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