• WordNet 3.6
    • n conservator someone appointed by a court to assume responsibility for the interests of a minor or incompetent person
    • n conservator the custodian of a collection (as a museum or library)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Some farmers in Japan have learned to grow their watermelons into a square shape. They did this to conserve shelf space
    • Conservator (Law) An officer who has charge of preserving the public peace, as a justice or sheriff.
    • Conservator (Law) One who has an official charge of preserving the rights and privileges of a city, corporation, community, or estate.
    • Conservator One who preserves from injury or violation; a protector; a preserver. "The great Creator and Conservator of the world."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Daylight savings time started during World War I, so Americans could use as much natural lighting as possible and conserve energy needed for war production. Despite the Uniform Time Act, which Congress passed in 1966 to standardize the time change, several states within the United States do not observe Daylight Saving Time. They are Arizona, Hawaii, parts of Indiana, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa.
    • n conservator A preserver; one who or that which preserves from injury, violation, or infraction: as, a conservator of the peace. See phrases below.
    • n conservator Specifically — , A person appointed to superintend idiots, lunatics, etc., manage their property, and preserve it from waste.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Conservator one who preserves from injury or violation: a guardian, custodian:—fem. Conser′vatrix
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  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
    “A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs, who has never learned to walk.”
  • Lord Alfred Tennyson
    “That man's the true Conservative who lops the moldered branch away.”
  • Mark Twain
    “The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out, the conservative adopts them.”
  • Mark Twain
    “The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out, the conservative adopts them.”
  • Samuel Butler
    “The healthy stomach is nothing if it is not conservative. Few radicals have good digestions.”
  • Jayvantsinnji Gohel
    Jayvantsinnji Gohel
    “We Asians are the original Conservatives because for thousands of years we have believed in free enterprise you have just stolen our philosophy.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L.: cf. F. conservateur,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. conservārecon, together, and servāre, to keep.


In literature:

In going back even to this period we may use the terms Liberals and Conservatives for describing the two parties.
"Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
I don't intend to label myself just yet, but if I'm anything I think I'm a Conservative.
"The Coryston Family" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
At first he was a Whig, but finally came to support Mr. Canning, and became a Liberal Conservative.
"The Grand Old Man" by Richard B. Cook
However, they are also used in the making of marmalades, conserves, and such confections as candied fruits.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
He was cold-blooded and cool-headed, a deliberate and conservative man.
"The Abolitionists" by John F. Hume
Antonyms: conserve, preserve, perpetuate, spare.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
In this manner he became for the first time acquainted with the elementary principles of watersheds and water conservation.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
As a clear, precise and conservative survey of an important species, it is really a model document.
"Our Vanishing Wild Life" by William T. Hornaday
Measures proposed for conserving it.
"Gold, Sport, And Coffee Planting In Mysore" by Robert H. Elliot
Conserves consist of a combination of several fruits.
"Every Step in Canning" by Grace Viall Gray
The name "Victory" was chosen as representing the idea underlying the conservation of wheat.
"Food Guide for War Service at Home" by Katharine Blunt, Frances L. Swain, and Florence Powdermaker
A conservative request for one European city alone was a shipment of one million pounds of condensed milk per month!
"Everyday Foods in War Time" by Mary Swartz Rose
The National Assembly was, however, elected on Easter Day, and proved to be largely conservative.
"France in the Nineteenth Century" by Elizabeth Latimer
They were between Liberals allied with Conservatives, and Parnellites.
"Handbook of Home Rule (1887)" by W. E. Gladstone et al.
There is the great policy of conservation, for example; and I do not conceive of conservation in any narrow sense.
"The New Freedom" by Woodrow Wilson
Physicists tell us that the Conservation of Motion and the Conservation of Energy are one and the same thing.
"Feminism and Sex-Extinction" by Arabella Kenealy
My position is the conservative one that commended itself to the judicious Rollo.
"The Gentle Reader" by Samuel McChord Crothers
The ex-slaves had remained conservative.
"The History of the Negro Church" by Carter Godwin Woodson
The guiding principle of the home convenience is that of saving and conserving the strength of the housekeeper.
"Farm Boys and Girls" by William Arch McKeever
He who has done all this was once a Conservative, and, to make it still more wonderful, a Peelite.
"The Contemporary Review, Volume 36, November 1879" by Various

In poetry:

Said the Neo Conservative skeleton
Homeless off the street!
Said the Free Market skeleton
Use 'em up for meat
"Ballad Of The Skeletons" by Allen Ginsberg
Sharing His love who holds in His embrace
The lowliest of our race,
Sure the Divine economy must be
Conservative of thee!
"Within The Gate" by John Greenleaf Whittier
'Tis you dispense the favourite meat
To nature's filmy people;
Know what conserves they choose to eat,
And what liqueurs, to tipple.
"To the Virtuosi" by William Shenstone
My stately old aristocrats—
I fancy still their talk must be
Of rose - conserves and Persian cats,
And lavender and Indian tea;—
I wonder sometimes as I pass
If they approve of me.
"The Poplars" by Theodosia Garrison
The "Advocate" has columns of fashion and jest,
And quite overpowers the "Gate City Press."
They are "Family Guides," but aught I demand,
How unlike the "Conservator's" rough shake of the hand.
"The Colored Press" by Robert C O Benjamin
The breath of those conserved in Israel,
Thy servants who fear Thee,
Shall hail Thee as mighty.
Thou art near to all that call upon Thee,
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of
Thy throne.
"For A New Year's Day" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol

In news:

Conservation efforts were not significant enough to counter the decline in amphibian species and only four species improved their extinction status.
The Zoological Society of London announced this week these are among the 10 most unusual and threatened amphibian species, as part of the EDGE Amphibians conservation and fundraising initiative.
An "unabashed conservative," he works for a traditionally liberal newspaper.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission made several changes to marine life management Wednesday in Tampa.
Dissident Anglicans find themselves in the midst of yet another power struggle with their conservative patrons in Africa and Asia.
A tiny, 133-year-old conservative Anglican parish near Leesburg has agreed to settle its part of a bitter, costly land dispute with the Episcopal Church.
Chile's leading Anglican bishop has become collateral damage in the border wars between the U.S.-based Episcopal Church and conservatives overseas.
Environmental groups say conserving water is cheaper and smarter than pumping it from aquifers below the Mojave Desert.
Ski area's efforts focus on conservation.
Art School Conservative An odd mix in a clever film.
Commitment to elephant conservation The International Elephant Foundation, consisting of some of the leading elephant facilities internationally, is dedicated to the conservation of elephants .
Tom Marino is dead-on when he says conservatives need to take the lead in redefining the way the American people view conservative thought.
Indiana voters' independent streak was on display Tuesday, as the mostly conservative state chose Republicans Mitt Romney for president and Mike Pence as Governor, but rejected a conservative Senate candidate and education official.
COLUMBIA — The Missouri Department of Conservation has issued an immediate statewide fire ban in all conservation areas.
A few days ago Mark Kleiman noted that although cap-and-trade was originally a conservative idea, it almost instantly became a conservative bête noir when liberals began to embrace it.

In science:

For hyperbolic systems of conservation laws, schemes written in conservation form are preferred since, according to the Lax-Wendroff theorem [153], they guarantee that the convergence, if it exists, is to one of the so-called weak solutions of the original system of equations.
Numerical hydrodynamics in general relativity
In the case of non-linear, scalar conservation laws it can be proved that TV-stability is a sufficient condition for convergence [155], as long as the numerical schemes are written in conservation form and have consistent numerical flux functions.
Numerical hydrodynamics in general relativity
Indeed, in 1+1-dimensions, even without an exotic conserved charge, only backward and forward scattering are possible.) Therefore, in 1+1 dimensions it is feasible to have non-trivial models in which there is an extra spacetime symmetry with an associated conserved tensorial charge.
A Collection of Exercises in Two-Dimensional Physics, Part 1
Semi-conservative theories have five free PPN parameters (γ , β , ξ , α1 , α2 ) while fully conservative theories have three (γ , β , ξ ).
The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment
Much studied recently are the fluctuations in conserved quantities , related to correlators of conserved currents (see the talks by Koch, Asakawa, Stephanov; see also the related talk by Pratt on “balance functions”).
Theoretical Conference Summary
Any nontrivial conserved densities that agree to within trivial conserved densities are regarded as defining the same nontrivial conservation law.
Direct construction method for conservation laws of partial differential equations. Part II: General treatment
We now give an integral formula that constructs the conserved densities Φt and Φi for any nontrivial conservation law in normal form (2.8) in terms of its multipliers {Λσ }.
Direct construction method for conservation laws of partial differential equations. Part II: General treatment
Proof of the multiplier determining condition and conserved density construction formula: Suppose Φt , Φi are conserved densities of a conservation law in normal form (2.8).
Direct construction method for conservation laws of partial differential equations. Part II: General treatment
Clearly, without loss of generality, for conservation laws we are free to eliminate N th order t derivatives of u (and differential consequences) in considering conserved densities.
Direct construction method for conservation laws of partial differential equations. Part II: General treatment
Moreover, if ˜u = u = 0 satisfies the PDE (3.1), then immediately the K integrals vanish. A change in the choice of ˜u alters the conserved densities only by a trivial conserved density (2.7).
Direct construction method for conservation laws of partial differential equations. Part II: General treatment
The construction formula for conserved densities Φt and Φi of a conservation law for PDE (3.1) is obtained by inverting the Euler operator equation (3.25) as follows.
Direct construction method for conservation laws of partial differential equations. Part II: General treatment
However, in this case, residues calculated at both these points yield the same conserved densities and we do not know yet how to relate the second set of conserved densities to the Lax function.
Generalized Benney Lattice and the Heavenly Equation
Once we have the conserved densities in closed form and we know that they are related to the Legendre polynomials, we can write generating functions for these conserved densities in closed form.
Generalized Benney Lattice and the Heavenly Equation
It is an approximation around the band limit, and it is conserving in the sense that the microscopic conservation laws for the particle number, energy, and momentum are obeyed.
d_{x^2-y^2}-wave superconductivity and the Hubbard model
PPM solves the Euler equations in conservative form, using a finite-volume discretization, guaranteeing conservation.
Mapping Initial Hydrostatic Models in Godunov Codes