Adjective "Preserved" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Maintain (something) in its original or existing state.
  1. 'a magnificently preserved monastery'
  2. 'With an already existing building the challenge is to personalize and humanize the existing spaces and to preserve those spaces that enhance community.'
  3. 'What about the reverse situation, where the public wants to preserve an existing building rather than require the inclusion of certain aesthetic features in new ones?'
  4. 'The record office provides a window on Wiltshire and Swindon's past by preserving many thousands of documents produced by individuals and organisations in their day-to-day lives down the centuries.'
  5. 'New buildings should preserve the existing environment while applying the latest science and materials.'
  6. 'The ticket income is far from enough for them to maintain and preserve the gardens.'
  7. 'The 218 flats are arranged in three blocks, set back from the road to preserve an existing belt of trees and minimise noise disturbance.'
  8. 'Others have argued that an obsession with preserving the past leads to an inability to think in a broader economic context.'
  9. 'It is a time not only to preserve the existing buildings but enhance the character of Bradford and provide complementary new architecture.'
  10. 'The manner in which she looked after the roadside near her home was a credit to a woman who took tremendous pride and satisfaction in maintaining and preserving our environment.'
  11. 'These monasteries preserved the cultural riches of Greece and Rome, as well as the growing wisdom accumulated by the Church herself.'
  12. 'They walked away from the fight to preserve their purity.'
  13. 'Fortunately, the idea of doing everything possible to preserve existing jobs was rejected.'
  14. 'The 2001 Election preserved this state of affairs, and has probably made Labour's first two terms much easier.'
  15. 'The Commissions' draft bill aims to preserve the existing level of consumer protection in a single, clear and accessible statute, with guidelines on how to decide whether a contract term is unfair.'
  16. 'Even during the Civil War, when the Democrats were fighting to preserve slavery, limits were observed.'
  17. 'I mean, historically, universities fought very hard to preserve their independence and autonomy.'
  18. 'Apart from that, financial stability had been preserved and conditions for growth of 5.3 per cent in the coming year had been created.'
  19. 'His purpose in producing these was to preserve the existing structure of states in Germany and to confirm the security of Protestants in Germany.'
  20. 'In this situation, it seems to me to be even more important to preserve the existing relationship between the stables and the surrounding agricultural land.'
  21. 'Both men decided to use their position of power to stage a demonstration that stirred the intense passion of a large group of supporters and made them feel deeply invested in preserving the new state of affairs.'
  22. 'the film has preserved all the qualities of the novel'
  23. 'Brady, a Holocaust survivor, has become an international speaker dedicated to preserving the memory of his sister by sharing the incredible story behind Hana's Suitcase.'
  24. 'Robert Clary, also a concentration camp survivor, talks about his work in preserving Holocaust memories during his commentary.'
  25. 'This marked the end of Diamant's short life with Kafka, but she would spend the rest of her days preserving his memory.'
  26. 'It is not just memory that he is preserving, it is the transcendent moments in which what has been lost is, if only for a moment, restored.'
  27. 'Language always helps its people to have a sense of continuity with their own past, the dreams and achievements of a people through history that have been preserved as memory.'
  28. 'For Roach social memories are transmitted and preserved through bodily performances that accompany forms of travel, departure, and displacement.'
  29. 'a place for preserving endangered species'
  30. 'But the truth is, this area is designed more to preserve and display species than it is to educate people about them.'
  31. 'They form the Coorong National Park, an area of national significance, featuring on the Register of the National Estate as an area that must be preserved for all time.'
  32. 'The critical factor in preserving plant species diversity will be developing public support for natural areas in parks.'
  33. 'To preserve Wadi Rum's pristine natural beauty, the Jordanian government has now thrown the protective screen of national park status around the entire area.'
  34. 'The fishermen along this coast believe that if their wives are faithful and perform the rituals, they will be preserved from harm.'
  35. 'Rwanda held a traditional naming ceremony for some of its rare mountain gorillas on Saturday in an effort to attract tourism and help to preserve one of the world's most endangered species.'
  36. 'Indeed, environmentally desirable goods sometimes clash one with another - measures to preserve one rare species might endanger another.'
  37. 'But they also are charged with preserving native species within the boundaries of their parks and I guess they're pretty keen to look after purebred dingoes and not hybrids.'
  38. 'But cloning proponents counter that not taking action to preserve or restore species is also playing God.'
  39. 'Persons found in pursuit of game in the preserved areas will be prosecuted.'
  40. 'Another point is that there is regional variation which we see as rather important, so, for example, you see that preserving game stock is different in different places.'
Treat (food) to prevent its decomposition.
  1. 'European airlines are very particular about hygiene and insist that food be preserved in accordance with the cold chain method.'
  2. 'When I lived in California, land of eternal sunshine, preserving food by drying was virtually effortless.'
  3. 'Every cottager kept a pig, which was killed in autumn and preserved to provide food through winter.'
  4. 'Nearly all food can be preserved as we have noticed in the major retail shops which stock for instance imported bottled mango chunks all year round.'
  5. 'Hurricane victims can use ice to refrigerate food, preserve medicine, and cool off in the summer heat.'
  6. 'It is used also in preserving food; pork or fish may be preserved in brine.'
  7. 'The star rating indicates how cold the unit can be set and will indicate how long various foods can be preserved.'
  8. 'Even though sugar helps preserve jellies and jams, molds can grow on the surface of these products.'
  9. 'Her gifts of food were an expression of her love - whether she grew it, baked it, pickled or preserved it, we were all to share it.'
  10. 'Before the turn of the twentieth century, food was preserved in the springhouse.'
  11. 'preserved oranges'
  12. 'The Victorians adored sweets and ate far more fruit preserves than we do today.'
  13. 'They all consist of fruits preserved mostly by means of sugar and they are thickened or jellied to some extent.'


A foodstuff made with fruit preserved in sugar, such as jam or marmalade.
  1. count noun 'home-made preserves'
  2. 'I was so enthusiastic, in fact, that upon leaving I decided to buy my own jars of praline spread and raspberry preserves.'
  3. 'Place in freezer. in a small mixing bowl, combine peach preserves and orange marmalade.'
  4. 'On Thursday one mother arrived with a jar of a Russian fruit preserve that was her son's favourite food.'
  5. 'He then opened a jar of cherry preserve, spooned some out, and put it in his mouth.'
  6. 'Seven Irish companies displayed a range of their products, including hand-made chocolates, chewing gum, preserves, sugar confectionery and potato snacks.'
  7. 'I feel hungry, so I make us fruit preserve sandwiches while she tells me about her mission.'
  8. 'What is it about a hot cup of coffee that begs for a pastry coated with chocolate or filled with fruit preserves?'
A sphere of activity regarded as being reserved for a particular person or group.
  1. 'If we do none of those things, and leave rail fares to the pressures of the market, then trains will increasingly become the preserve of the rich.'
  2. 'It's putting tools that were once the preserve of Big Media into the hands of the many.'
  3. 'Previously, this was the preserve of government officials only but Commissioner for Tourism Eva Cheng confirmed that the government was considering a public element.'
  4. 'While women have traditionally been the cooks in homes, professional cooking, including the cooking done at royal courts and for marriages, used to be the preserve of male cooks.'
  5. 'Since the arrival of the first video games in arcades and early home computers in the 1970s and 1980s, the pastime has been viewed as the preserve of teenage boys and young men who don't get out much.'
  6. 'This is a mainly male preserve and picnics flourish throughout the summer on match days.'
  7. 'New technology is available to all age groups, it is not the preserve of young people.'
  8. 'The types of activities that were previously the preserve of a crazy, zany, wacky few are moving mainstream; what started as a fad has become a phenomenon.'
  9. 'His view is that the primary responsibility of governments is to implement justice, whereas charity is the preserve of individuals.'
  10. 'Straying into territory more usually the preserve of English or philosophy professors, they have decided that the problem with their work is not how it is done.'
A place where game is protected and kept for private hunting or shooting.
  1. 'Mr. Cheney had previously come under criticism for a pheasant hunt in which he shot dozens of pen-raised birds on a hunting preserve near Pittsburgh.'
  2. 'The landowner may feel a guilt of sorts when he converts the land into a hunting preserve.'
  3. 'A mile further down the street was the original boundary of the game preserve, marked off by an obsolete, broken down chainlink fence.'
  4. 'They seem to be alive and doing rather well in game preserves, zoos, theme parks, museums, books and television shows.'
  5. 'Today, 20,000 acres of the base are used for recreation and as a game preserve.'
  6. 'National forests present more challenges than do private game preserves.'
  7. 'Here on this former hunting preserve, Galvez and her colleagues are carefully monitoring nests and patrolling against poachers.'

More definitions

1. to keep alive or in existence; make lasting: to preserve our liberties as free citizens.

2. to keep safe from harm or injury; protect or spare.

3. to keep up; maintain: to preserve historical monuments.

4. to keep possession of; retain: to preserve one's composure.

5. to prepare (food or any perishable substance) so as to resist decomposition or fermentation.

6. to prepare (fruit, vegetables, etc.) by cooking with sugar, pickling,

More examples(as adjective)

"thousandses can be preserved in rocks."

"species can be preserved in sandstones."

"muchs can be preserved at docks."

"lids can be preserved as fossils."

"railways can be preserved."

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(preserve)Late Middle English (in the sense ‘keep safe from harm’): from Old French preserver, from late Latin praeservare, from prae- ‘before, in advance’ + servare ‘to keep’.