• A cutlass in excellent preservation and many other objects from 17th-century Jamestown were found in a large clay borrow pit filled with refuse
    A cutlass in excellent preservation and many other objects from 17th-century Jamestown were found in a large clay borrow pit filled with refuse
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n preservation the activity of protecting something from loss or danger
    • n preservation an occurrence of improvement by virtue of preventing loss or injury or other change
    • n preservation a process that saves organic substances from decay
    • n preservation the condition of being (well or ill) preserved
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1810, Peter Durand invented the tin can for preserving food
    • n Preservation The act or process of preserving, or keeping safe; the state of being preserved, or kept from injury, destruction, or decay; security; safety; as, preservation of life, fruit, game, etc.; a picture in good preservation. "Give us particulars of thy preservation ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Corned beef got its name because this beef was preserved with pellets of salt that were the size of corn kernels, which was also referred to as "corns" of salt
    • n preservation The act of preserving, or keeping safe or sound; the act of keeping from injury or decay: as, the preservation of life or of property.
    • n preservation The state of being preserved from injury or decay; escape from destruction or danger: as, a building in good preservation.
    • n preservation A means of security or escape.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Belize is the only country in the world with a jaguar preserve
    • n Preservation act of preserving or keeping safe: state of being preserved: safety
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  • Rose F. Kennedy
    Rose F. Kennedy
    “I'm like old wine. They don't bring me out very often, but I'm well preserved.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The worst of charity is that the lives you are asked to preserve are not worth preserving.”
  • Alfred North Whitehead
    “The art of progress is to preserve order amid change, and to preserve change amid order.”
  • Isaac Disraeli
    Isaac Disraeli
    “The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.”
  • Thomas B. Macaulay
    “Turn where we may, within, around, the voice of great events is proclaiming to us, Reform, that you may preserve!”
  • Abraham Lincoln
    “In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free -- honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. préservation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. préserver—L. præ, beforehand, servāre, to preserve.


In literature:

The lists, which have been only partially preserved, present melancholy results.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
This is, I suppose, the reason that the plumage of birds preserves them so effectually from the influence of cold in winter?
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
For a time the mediation of Germany preserved the good understanding between the two eastern empires.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
He thinks that aristocracy alone can preserve monarchies, and makes England more free than any commonwealth.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Socially, they keep to themselves, strictly preserving their well-defined individuality.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
He looks to the preservation of man and the animals, and through their preservation to that of the species.
"Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
They are preserved in the Museum.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
He had preserved in no common measure the innocence of childhood.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The same vocable is preserved to our day in the name borne by one of the provinces of Persia, Khouzistan.
"A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1" by Georges Perrot
But how shall England, in this measure, preserve her "traditional policy," in which she pledged herself no longer to cherish slave labor.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
In the year 622 a supreme effort was made at Jerusalem to reform and preserve the State.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
At parting, the king saluted her, and she prayed God to preserve his majesty with long life and happy years.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
She preserved her perfect calmness to the last.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
Tall male figure, bearded, holding closed book; in good preservation.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Wells" by Percy Dearmer
This is done in youth, and is said to preserve the patient from several diseases.
"Visits To Monasteries in the Levant" by Robert Curzon
Arbroath was created a royal burgh in 1186, and its charter of 1599 is preserved.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 4" by Various
Large quantities of frozen and preserved meat are exported, profitable prices being realized.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5" by Various
I should advise you to put them up safe and preserve them.
"Familiar Letters of John Adams and His Wife Abigail Adams During the Revolution" by John Adams
We shall shortly be giving hints on the modes of capture, the 'setting' and the preservation of butterflies and moths.
"Butterflies and Moths" by William S. Furneaux
A part of the original MS. is preserved in the Royal Library in Berlin.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various

In poetry:

'Tis his almighty love,
His counsel, and' his care,
Preserves us safe from sin and death,
And every hurtful snare.
"Hymn 51" by Isaac Watts
Thou art our kind Preserver, from
The cradle to the tomb;
And I was cast upon thy care,
Ev'n from my mother's womb.
"Trust in Providence" by John Logan
If so, O gracious Heaven! hear Sylvia's prayer:
Preserve me still in humble virtue here!
Far from such baneful pleasures may I live,
And keep, O keep, me from the taint they give!
"The Search After Happiness. A Pastoral Drama" by Hannah More
II. "Preserve it," thou saidst, "for it shatter'd the breast
Which once glow'd with love's purest fire;
And it fell as the mistress and mother caress'd
In love's transport, the offspring and sire."
"The Swan Quill" by Sydney Owenson
Tho' the saints of each sex were to join all their pow'r,
Since Adam was form'd, till the world be no more,
They cannot preserve, though so much they excel,
Without Jesu's aid, one poor mortal from Hell.
"Another Piece Of Advice To Sinners To Come To Christ" by Rees Prichard
Not all the glory of your pride,
Preserved in story and in song,
Can from the judging future hide,
Through all the coming ages long,
That though you bravely fought and died,
You fought and died for what was wrong.
"Fragment" by James Weldon Johnson

In news:

State law requires some of the available water to be set aside for healthy rivers, bay and estuaries, but does not authorize the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to grant new water rights solely for the purpose of preserving flows.
Hollywood Republicans say for years it was best to keep their heads down and mouths shut to preserve their careers.
Preserved in Tar, Relics From Long Before Freeways.
NEW BREMEN — Anna's Nick Doseck intercepted a pass to preserve a 21-13 Rocket victory at New Bremen on Friday.
Twenty "do's," 8 "don'ts," 7 tips, and 4 "cautions" from two world-class experts to help you preserve the beauty of your next brick masonry project throughout its lifetime.
The Postal Service has been hosting meetings with plans to preserve some of York County's smallest post offices.
This nature preserve located on Grand Island comprises 895 acres of marsh, meadows and woods.
51 acres of Resaca Battlefield preserved.
Preservation group touring area historical sites.
Cousteau urges protection, preservation of rivers.
Asset Protection Lawyer & Wealth Preservation Strategies.
Nathanson Creek Preserve behind Adele Harrison Middle School and Sonoma Valley High School.
1 - 8 oz Jar apricot preserves.
As one of UGA's ' crown jewels ,' Legion Pool worth preserving.
The US Mint will unveil a new quarter dollar honoring Denali National Park and Preserve on Nov 15 during a ceremony at the Tri-Valley Community Center at.5 Mile Healy Spur Road in Healy.

In science:

Taking interior images, on the other hand, does preserve validity of M(E )-formulas, and taking Alexandroff extensions anti-preserves it.
Modal languages for topology: expressivity and definability
B (h(x), v) = B (f ◦ h(x), f (v)) since f preserves quadratic forms = B (g ◦ h′ (x), f (v)) by commutativity of the cartesian diagram = B (g ◦ h′ (x), g ◦ pg ◦ f (v)) by orthogonality of W and L = B (h′ (x), pg ◦ f (v)) since g preserves quadratic forms.
The mixed functors of the category Fquad: a first study
Two rooted planar maps are said to be equivalent if the second one is the image of the first one under an orientation-preserving homeomorphism of the sphere, which also preserves the root edge.
Scaling limits of bipartite planar maps are homeomorphic to the 2-sphere
Actually, using the same proof, since C preserves decidable equivalence, we have the stronger result that ∼ is preserved.
A canonical form for some piecewise defined functions
We cal l the join-homomorphism ϕ : L → K cover-preserving iff it preserves the relation (cid:22); equivalently, if x ≺ y implies that xϕ ≺ yϕ, for al l x, y ∈ L, provided that xϕ (cid:54)= yϕ.
Notes on planar semimodular lattices. I. Construction
Two rooted maps (resp. two rooted pointed maps) are identified if there exists an orientation-preserving homeomorphism of the sphere that sends the first map to the second one and preserves the root edge (resp. the distinguished vertex and the root edge).
Radius and profile of random planar maps with faces of arbitrary degrees
The paraSasakian structure is preserved since the normality conditions is preserved under the D-homothetic transformations which proves i).
Canonical connections on paracontact manifolds
Sub-preclones of preclones are defined in the natural way. A morphism of preclones, ϕ: S → T , is a rank preserving map, which also preserves the unit element 1 and the composition operation.
Algebraic characterization of logically defined tree languages
Just like the transformation X → X h preserves the support of X , the corresponding transformation A → Ah (nonlinear h-transform) preserves some important properties of the operator.
Branching diffusions, superdiffusions and random media
Preservation of the trace of density operators corresponds to preservation of the unity under the dual time evolution of observables, the semigroup generated by D † is “unital”. (That both D and D † are unital and trace preserving occurs, if h is a normal operator.) Diagonalizability of D is rather exceptional.
Analysis of quantum semigroups with GKS-Lindblad generators I. Simple generators
This also implies that Φ−1 is measurable, and then Φ measure-preserving implies Φ−1 measure-preserving.
On measure-preserving ${\mathcal C}^1$ transformations of compact-open subsets of non-archimedean local fields
As the forgetful functor preserves equalizers as well, we find that T = UΩ,D ◦ (− •B d) preserves equalizers.
Galois theory in bicategories
Galois comonad-morphism, Q preserves the equalizers of the form (16) and (25) is satisfied for al l x ∈ Rcom(Ω, D); (iv) (p, q ) is a Galois comonad-morphism, Q preserves the equalizers of the form (16) and (d •B q) •c (p •B d) is left y–pure for al l y ∈ Hom1(Ω, B ).
Galois theory in bicategories
Since a contractible equalizer is preserved by any functor, this equalizer is in particular preserved by Q ′ .
Galois theory in bicategories
Since Rcom(Ω, D) satisfies the equalizer condition for p, UΩ,D preserves preserves equalizers of the form (16).
Galois theory in bicategories