The fossil was well preserved.
These laws are intended to help preserve our natural resources.
They are fighting to preserve their rights as citizens.
The peaches are preserved in syrup.
Salt can be used to preserve meat. Noun
a jar of strawberry preserve
Game preserves allow only carefully controlled hunting and fishing.
The military was once an all-male preserve. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Those who supported the decision said the statue should stay put to preserve history.—Praveena Somasundaram, Washington Post, 30 Nov. 2023 In addition to preserving records of centuries of Jewish life and identifying the massacre’s victims, many of whom remain anonymous, the center’s staff members are compiling details about Ukrainian civilians killed in Russian airstrikes and artillery bombardments.—Joshua Hammer, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Nov. 2023 Luckily, many fans care about preserving historic AMI and, in so doing, the island has recently experienced a come-up.—Jennifer Salerno, Travel + Leisure, 29 Nov. 2023 The platform's new owner maintains that Jezebel will preserve editorial independence through the acquisition and continue to be an outlet for women’s issues and commentary.—Alicia Adamczyk, Fortune, 29 Nov. 2023 Preservation in Wildlife Management: The Endangered Species Act In the 1960s and 70s, Congress passed a series of laws meant to preserve endangered species in the face of growing environmental concerns.—Katie Hill, Outdoor Life, 29 Nov. 2023 Leveraging Medicinal Energy: If nothing else, 2023 taught us the importance of preserving and boosting your energy.—Dominique Fluker, Essence, 28 Nov. 2023 And that’s so necessary in preserving recipes, because without those measurements, dishes will be lost.—Jessica Carbone, Saveur, 28 Nov. 2023 This right was correctly preserved in Colorado today.—Isabella Murray, ABC News, 18 Nov. 2023
Now Weiland — who moved to College Gardens in 2012 — is used to seeing residents of surrounding neighborhoods drive in, park across the street from her home and unload their children or dogs for walks in the forest preserve.—Jillian Atelsek, Washington Post, 29 Nov. 2023 Attend one of the many lectures put on by the preserve.—Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 22 Nov. 2023 Situated in the historic Snake Creek Gorge, this peaceful preserve also offers hiking, kayaking, and horseback riding.—Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 17 Oct. 2023 The docents are volunteers who essentially hang out at the preserve to say hello and explain why there are hundreds of even-toed ungulates munching away on the grasses.—Lila Seidman, Los Angeles Times, 13 Oct. 2023 Kick up a pineapple preserves and apple jelly mixture with a bit of horseradish and crushed red pepper.—Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 16 Nov. 2023 Advertisement To begin the hike, park at the Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, a 68-acre preserve located west of Point Loma Nazarene University.—Maura Fox, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Nov. 2023 But Black Forest Cake with chocolate genoise, cherry preserves, and Swiss meringue buttercream?—Rick Lewis, Bon Appétit, 26 Oct. 2023 The fruit from the orchard is used to make delicious homemade preserves, which Tracey sells at the market.—Jean Chen Smith, Travel + Leisure, 1 Oct. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Medieval Latin praeservare, from Late Latin, to observe beforehand, from Latin prae- + servare to keep, guard, observe — more at conserve