con·serve /ˈkɑnˌsɝv/ 名詞
Con·serve v. t. [imp. & p. p. Conserved p. pr. & vb. n. Conserving.]
1. To keep in a safe or sound state; to save; to preserve; to protect.
The amity which . . . they meant to conserve and maintain with the emperor. --Strype.
2. To prepare with sugar, etc., for the purpose of preservation, as fruits, etc.; to make a conserve of.
1. Anything which is conserved; especially, a sweetmeat prepared with sugar; a confection.
I shall . . . study broths, plasters, and conserves, till from a fine lady I become a notable woman. --Tatler.
2. Med. A medicinal confection made of freshly gathered vegetable substances mixed with finely powdered refined sugar. See Confection.
3. A conservatory. [Obs.]
n : fruit preserved by cooking with sugar [syn: preserve, conserves,
v 1: keep constant through physical or chemical reactions or
evolutionary change; "Energy is conserved in this
2: keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or
destruction; "We preserve these archeological findings";
"The old lady could not keep up the building"; "children
must be taught to conserve our national heritage"; "The
museum curator conserved the ancient manuscripts" [syn: preserve,
maintain, keep up]
3: use cautiously and frugally; "I try to economize my spare
time"; "conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit"
[syn: husband, economize, economise] [ant: waste]
4: preserve with sugar; "Mom always conserved the strawberries
we grew in the backyard"