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
Not only does a utility patent apply to clothes, but any new invention looking to be preserved.—Mecca Pryor, Essence, 15 Sep. 2023 In fact, this 330-acre resort, more than half of which is preserved, is a nature lover's paradise.—Karen Cicero, Parents, 14 Sep. 2023 But Needham senior defensive lineman Dave Curtis pressured quarterback Cooper Tarantino enough to disrupt his pass intended for Charlie Barringer, preserving the lead.—Keith Pearson, BostonGlobe.com, 14 Sep. 2023 To preserve the whale population, the village has a quota of four bowhead whales per year, Brower said.—Alena Naiden, Anchorage Daily News, 14 Sep. 2023 Even though this casserole dish is dishwasher safe, the manufacturer recommends hand washing to preserve the original design.—Moriah Mason, Southern Living, 14 Sep. 2023 In the meantime, lots of details of Google’s business are likely to emerge under rules intended to preserve confidentiality of sensitive business information.—Trisha Thadani, Washington Post, 13 Sep. 2023 In order to preserve the spirit of gifting, our community seeks to create social environments that are unmediated by commercial sponsorships, transactions or advertising.—Francisco Guzman, USA TODAY, 3 Sep. 2023 Her defense helped Indian Hill preserve a shutout in the 1-0 win over Oakwood last week.—Melanie Laughman, The Enquirer, 2 Sep. 2023
Park district staff have reached out to the forest preserve about maintaining the small part of the trail in the Fairlane Farms Park area, Shutes said.—Giles Bruce, Chicago Tribune, 19 Sep. 2023 That’s of particular concern at this Southern California preserve, where fires were once uncommon but are now increasing in frequency and ferocity.—Reis Thebault, Washington Post, 6 Aug. 2023 Drizzle melted preserves over the top of the bread.—Bhg Test Kitchen, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 July 2023 The farm store, which also has fresh pies, preserves, pickles, ferments and sauces, is at 2184 Ross Lane, Medford, 541-622-8154, fryfamilyfarm.org.—Jeastman, oregonlive, 18 July 2023 Polanski now marries and impregnates a hot Texan blonde, Sharon Tate, and, while continuing to work abroad, plants Sharon in the exclusive preserve of 10050 Cielo Drive, Benedict Canyon.—Matt Thompson, Spin, 10 Sep. 2023 Together with its preserve, Gates of the Arctic spans 8.5 million acres of North Central Alaska’s Brooks Range, according to the park.—Eve Chen, USA TODAY, 27 Aug. 2023 The preserve’s two vegetation technicians are managing an effort to plant 4,000 eastern Joshua tree sprouts in the dome burn area.—Ali Martin, The Christian Science Monitor, 16 Aug. 2023 Some of the preserve’s plants can take centuries to recover from destruction.—Ty O'Neil, Stefanie Dazio and Rio Yamat, Anchorage Daily News, 2 Aug. 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