state of preservation

Definition of state of preservation

:the condition in which something has been kept
  • The ancient paintings were found in a perfect state of preservation.
The shrine is in a poor state of preservation.

Word by Word Definitions

state play
  1. : mode or condition of being

  2. : condition of mind or temperament

  3. : a condition of abnormal tension or excitement

  1. : to set by regulation or authority

  2. : to express the particulars of especially in words : report

preserve play preservation
  1. : to keep safe from injury, harm, or destruction : protect

  2. : to keep alive, intact, or free from decay

  3. : maintain

  1. : fruit canned or made into jams or jellies or cooked whole or in large pieces in a syrup so as to keep its shape

  2. : an area restricted for the protection and preservation of natural resources (such as animals or plants)

  3. : something regarded as reserved for certain persons


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up state of preservation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to speak evil of

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!