- preserve used 30 times.
- preserved used 16 times.
- preserver used once.
- preservest used twice.
- preserveth used 8 times.
- First Reference: Job 36:6
- Last Reference: Proverbs 16:17
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
PRESERVE, verb transitive prezerv'. [Low Latin proeservo; proe and servo, to keep.]
1. To keep or save from injury or destruction; to defend from evil.
God did send me before you to preserve life. Genesis 45:5.
O Lord, preserve me from the violent man. Psalms 140:1.
2. To uphold; to sustain.
O Lord, thou preservest man and beast. Psalms 36:6.
3. To save from decay; to keep in a sound state; as, to preserve fruit in winter. Salt is used to preserve meat.
4. To season with sugar or other substances for preservation; as, to preserve plums, quinces or other fruit.
5. To keep or defend from corruption; as, to preserve youth from vice.
PRESERVE, noun preserv'. Fruit or a vegetable seasoned and kept in sugar or sirup.
PRESERV'ED, participle passive Saved from injury, destruction or decay; kept or defended from evil; seasoned with sugar for preservation.
PRESERV'ER, noun The person or thing that preserves; one that saves or defends from destruction or evil.
What shall I do to thee, O thou preserver of men? Job 7:20.
1. One that makes preserves of fruits.