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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pre·serve /prɪˈzɝv/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pre·serve /prɪˈzɝv/ 及物動詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pre·serve v. t. [imp. & p. p. Preserved p. pr. & vb. n. Preserving.]
 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. 6.
    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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pre·serve, v. i.
 1. To make preserves.
 2. To protect game for purposes of sport.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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"; "Carry on the old traditions" [syn: continue,
            uphold, carry on, bear on] [ant: discontinue]
      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: conserve,
          maintain, keep up]
      3: to keep up and reserve for personal or special use; "She
         saved the old family photographs in a drawer" [syn: save]
      4: prevent (food) from rotting; "preserved meats"; "keep
         potatoes fresh" [syn: keep]
      5: maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger; "May God
         keep you" [syn: keep]
      6: keep undisturbed for personal or private use for hunting,
         shooting, or fishing; "preserve the forest and the lakes"