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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Preserve  \Pre*serve"\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  make  preserves.  --Shak. 
  2.  To  protect  game  for  purposes  of  sport. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Preserve  \Pre*serve"\,  n. 
  1.  That  which  is  preserved;  fruit,  etc.,  seasoned  and  kept  by 
  suitable  preparation;  esp.,  fruit  cooked  with  sugar;  -- 
  commonly  in  the  plural. 
  2.  A  place  in  which  game,  fish,  etc.,  are  preserved  for 
  purposes  of  sport,  or  for  food. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Preserve  \Pre*serve"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Preserved};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Preserving}.]  [F.  pr['e]server,  from  L.  prae  before  + 
  servare  to  save,  preserve;  cf  L.  praeservare  to  observe 
  beforehand.  See  {Serve}.] 
  1.  To  keep  or  save  from  injury  or  destruction;  to  guard  or 
  defend  from  evil,  harm,  danger,  etc.;  to  protect. 
  O  Lord,  thou  preserved  man  and  beast.  --Ps.  xxxvi 
  Now  good  angels  preserve  the  king.  --Shak. 
  2.  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.;  as  to 
  preserve  peaches  or  grapes. 
  You  can  not  preserve  it  from  tainting.  --Shak. 
  3.  To  maintain  throughout;  to  keep  intact;  as  to  preserve 
  appearances;  to  preserve  silence. 
  {To  preserve  game},  to  protect  it  from  extermination. 
  Syn:  To  keep  save;  secure;  uphold;  sustain;  defend;  spare; 
  protect;  guard;  shield.  See  {Keep}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  domain  that  seems  to  be  specially  reserved  for  someone 
  "medicine  is  no  longer  a  male  preserve" 
  2:  a  reservation  where  animals  are  protected 
  3:  fruit  preserved  by  cooking  with  sugar  [syn:  {conserve},  {conserves}, 
  v  1:  keep  or  maintain  in  unaltered  condition;  cause  to  remain  or 
  last  "preserve  the  peace  in  the  family";  "continue  the 
  family  tradition"  [syn:  {continue},  {uphold},  {carry  on}, 
  {bear  on}]  [ant:  {discontinue}] 
  2:  keep  in  perfect  or  unaltered  condition;  "We  preserve  these 
  archeological  findings"  [syn:  {maintain},  {keep  up}] 
  3:  to  keep  up  and  reserve  for  personal  or  special  use:  "save 
  something  in  case  you  hit  trouble."  [syn:  {save},  {conserve}] 
  4:  prevent  from  rotting,  of  foods;  "preserved  meats" 
  5:  maintain  in  safety  form  injury,  harm,  or  danger;  "May  God 
  keep  you"  [syn:  {keep}] 

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