(noun, verb)


1. a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone

- medicine is no longer a male preserve

Definition categories: state, area, arena, domain, field, orbit, sphere

2. a reservation where animals are protected

Definition categories: location, reservation, reserve

3. fruit preserved by cooking with sugar

Similar word(s): conserve, conserves, preserves

Definition categories: food, confiture


1. keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last

- preserve the peace in the family

Similar word(s): continue, uphold

Definition categories: stative, hold, keep, maintain

2. keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction

- We preserve these archeological findings

Similar word(s): conserve, maintain

Definition categories: possession, keep

3. to keep up and reserve for personal or special use

Similar word(s): save

Definition categories: possession, keep

4. prevent (food) from rotting

- preserved meats

Similar word(s): keep

Definition categories: change, cook, fix, make, prepare, ready

5. maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger

Similar word(s): keep

Definition categories: stative, protect

6. keep undisturbed for personal or private use for hunting, shooting, or fishing

- preserve the forest and the lakes

Definition categories: stative, hold, keep, maintain

Sentences with preserve as a verb:

- to preserve peaches or grapes

- to preserve appearances; to preserve silence