• WordNet 3.6
    • v conserve preserve with sugar "Mom always conserved the strawberries we grew in the backyard"
    • v conserve use cautiously and frugally "I try to economize my spare time","conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit"
    • v conserve keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction "We preserve these archeological findings","The old lady could not keep up the building","children must be taught to conserve our national heritage","The museum curator conserved the ancient manuscripts"
    • v conserve keep constant through physical or chemical reactions or evolutionary change "Energy is conserved in this process"
    • n conserve fruit preserved by cooking with sugar
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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
    • Conserve A conservatory.
    • Conserve (Med) A medicinal confection made of freshly gathered vegetable substances mixed with finely powdered refined sugar. See Confection.
    • Conserve Anything which is conserved; especially, a sweetmeat prepared with sugar; a confection. "I shall . . . study broths, plasters, and conserves , till from a fine lady I become a notable woman."
    • Conserve To keep in a safe or sound state; to save; to preserve; to protect. "The amity which . . . they meant to conserve and maintain with the emperor."
    • Conserve To prepare with sugar, etc., for the purpose of preservation, as fruits, etc.; to make a conserve of.
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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.
    • conserve To keep in a safe or sound state; save; preserve from loss, decay, waste, or injury; defend from violation: as, to conserve bodies from perishing; to conserve the peace of society.
    • conserve To preserve with sugar, etc., as fruits, roots, herbs, etc.; prepare or make up as a sweetmeat.
    • n conserve That which is conserved; a sweetmeat; a confection; especially, in former use, a pharmaceutical confection.
    • n conserve A conservatory.
    • n conserve Aconserver; that which conserves.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Conserve kon-sėrv′ to keep entire: to retain: to preserve:
    • n Conserve something preserved, as fruits in sugar
    • n Conserve (politics) one who desires to preserve the institutions of his country against innovation and change: one averse to change and progress
    • adj Conserve preservative
    • v.t Conserve kon-sėrv′ (obs.) to preserve in sugar
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  • Lynwood L. Giacomini
    Lynwood L. Giacomini
    “A conservative believes nothing should be done for the first time.”
  • Edmund Burke
    “A state without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    “When a nation's young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    “Conservative. A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from a Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others.”
  • Robert Frost
    “I never dared to be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old.”
  • Hannah Arendt
    “The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. conserver, L. conservare,; con-, + servare, to keep, guard. See Serve
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. conservārecon, together, and servāre, to keep.


In literature:

Her guiding principle, the conservation of energy, did not abandon her in sorrow.
"The Forsyte Saga, Complete" by John Galsworthy
It is a negative power, and is conservative in its character.
"U.S. Presidential Inaugural Addresses" by Various
Consequently, when the Clerical reaction of 1849 declared itself, nearly all the middle classes passed over to the Conservative party.
"The Fortune of the Rougons" by Emile Zola
What disappointed ambition there might be among conservative candidates was never known to the public.
"The Way We Live Now" by Anthony Trollope
Perhaps this will just fit in with your plans, for it has to do with your pet topic of conservation.
"The Iron Trail" by Rex Beach
South Fox, as people said, was not a healthy locality for Conservatives.
"The Imperialist" by (a.k.a. Mrs. Everard Cotes) Sara Jeannette Duncan
In the same issues it was announced that the Conservative candidate would be Sir Thomas Colford.
"Doctor Therne" by H. Rider Haggard
What conservative power has been strong enough to arrest the ruin of the nations of antiquity?
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume VI" by John Lord
Filled with conservatives, it lacked the energy.
"The Theory of Social Revolutions" by Brooks Adams
He did not renounce his conservative opinions; but he became the personal enemy of Villele.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume IX" by John Lord

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
But keep the tradition, conserve the forms, the observances, keep
the spot sore. Be great, carve deep your heel-marks.
The states of the next age will no doubt remember you, and edge
their love of freedom with contempt of luxury.
"Shine, Republic" by Robinson Jeffers
No winter birds or midges dot the snow.
I understand: the earth has long lain chill
And dead. For whom do I conserve
The breath within my chest? To whom did death
Return me? What's my mind
Connected to? And what's its final purpose?
"Never" by Afanasy Afanasevich Fet

In news:

The warnings from conservatives over the detainee issue illustrate the risk McCain faces in taking on the White House _ alienating a base of support he would need to win the Republican presidential nomination.
Will / Starting all over again: Over time, Americans will see conservatives have the more plausible position.
WASHINGTON — Conservatives should jauntily sing as.
The Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) and David Campbell will provide information about one particular plant species each month.
Ometimes the poet Allen Ginsberg still fantasizes about his old Columbia College friend Norman Podhoretz, who became the conservative editor of Commentary magazine.
Jim DeMint, the hardline conservative senator from South Carolina, must be a socialist.
The conservative film exploring the roots of President Barack Obama's political views surprised the film industry when it took in $6.5 million to land at No.
After last week's presidential debate, conservative commentators praised Mitt Romney for explaining that one of the worst aspects of Dodd-Frank is the damage it inflicts upon smaller banks.
Conservatives Can Unite Around the Constitution.
The GOP presidential candidates are fighting to win over conservative voters in the Bible Belt as the race takes on a more prominent Southern focus.
The AWF Governor's Conservation Achievement Awards (GCAA) are the most prestigious conservation honor in the state of Alabama.
Furthermore, by playing conservative in class (which I often have to do so that we have a " conservative " in the classroom who is willing to argue) I get to explore and inhabit a set of ideas that transfer directly to my research.
Conservatives flail about, wondering how this can all be reversed so conservative principles might be broadly understood and applied.
"A leading conservative thinker," asked by The Economist to "list today's conservative ideas, laughs bitterly and replies, 'Are there any.
Commissioners signed a resolution in support of The Nature Conservancy efforts to secure funding from the Laree Macalister Critical Land Conservation Fund for a conservation easement .

In science:

The curvature perturbation on a uniform density hypersurface is conserved on large scales as a direct result of energy–momentum conservation on the brane .
Inflation in Gauss-Bonnet Brane Cosmology
Given a user program P1 and an internal program P2 , we say that P2 is a strong conservative extension of P1 if for every user program P , it holds that P2 ∪ P is a conservative extension of P1 ∪ P .
Applications of Intuitionistic Logic in Answer Set Programming
Observe that if P2 is obtained from P1 by a finite sequence of strong conservative and/or strong equivalence transformations, then P2 is also a strong conservative extension of P1 .
Applications of Intuitionistic Logic in Answer Set Programming
Pulsar timing has the ability to set limits on ˆα1 , which tests for the existence of preferred-frame effects (violations of Lorentz invariance); ˆα3 , which, in addition to testing for preferred-frame effects, also implies non-conservation of momentum if non-zero; and ζ2 , which is also a non-conservative parameter.
Testing General Relativity with Pulsar Timing
Furthermore, instead of focusing ourselves on the KS tensor Sµν , whose usefulness is just to produce the conserved quantity S , let us rather examine more closely the structure of the conserved quantity induced by such a KS tensor.
Integrability versus separability for the multi-centre metrics