Definitions of conserve

  1. To preserve from injury or destruction; to preserve with sugar.
  2. To keep entire: to retain: to preserve: to preserve in sugar: to pickle.
  3. To keep entire; preserve; retain; preserve in sugar.
  4. To keep from loss, decay, or injury; preserve.
  5. preserve with sugar; " Mom always conserved the strawberries we grew in the backyard"
  6. To keep in a safe or sound state; to save; to preserve; to protect.
  7. To prepare with sugar, etc., for the purpose of preservation, as fruits, etc.; to make a conserve of.
  8. Anything which is conserved; especially, a sweetmeat prepared with sugar; a confection.
  9. A medicinal confection made of freshly gathered vegetable substances mixed with finely powdered refined sugar. See Confection.
  10. To hold or keep in any particular state or condition; to support; to sustain; to uphold; to keep up; not to suffer to fail or decline; as, to maintain a certain degree of heat in a furnace; to maintain a fence or a railroad; to maintain the digestive process or powers of the stomach; to maintain the fertility of soil; to maintain present reputation.
  11. To keep entire or in a sound state; to preserve.
  12. To keep in sound or safe state; to defend from injury; to preserve fruits, & c., by means of sugar.
  13. preserved or candied fruit
  14. Something preserved, as fruits in sugar.
  15. Fruit preserved in sugar.
  16. A sweetmeat made of fresh fruits, and beat into a uniform mass with fine sugar.
  17. Fruit crushed and preserved among sugar; jam; any fruit or vegetable preserved by sugar.