[kuh n-sur-vuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /kənˈsɜr vəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
noun, plural conservatories.
a school giving instruction in one or more of the fine or dramatic arts; specifically, a school of music.
a greenhouse, usually attached to a dwelling, for growing and displaying plants.
Archaic. a place where things are preserved.
serving or adapted to conserve; preservative.
noun (pl) -tories
a greenhouse, esp one attached to a house
another word for conservatoire
1560s, “preservative;” 1660s, “greenhouse,” from stem of conservation + -ory. In sense “school for performing arts” it is recorded from 1842, from Italian conservatorio or French conservatoire, originally “hospital for foundlings in which musical education was given.”
[verb kuh n-surv; noun kon-surv, kuh n-surv] /verb kənˈsɜrv; noun ˈkɒn sɜrv, kənˈsɜrv/ verb (used with object), conserved, conserving. 1. to prevent injury, decay, waste, or loss of: Conserve your strength for the race. 2. to use or manage (natural resources) wisely; preserve; save: Conserve the woodlands. 3. Physics, Chemistry. to hold (a property) constant […]
/ˈkɒnsɪt/ noun 1. a town in N England, in N Durham. Pop: 20 659 (2001)
[kuh n-sid-er] /kənˈsɪd ər/ verb (used with object) 1. to think carefully about, especially in order to make a decision; contemplate; reflect on: He considered the cost before buying the new car. 2. to regard as or deem to be: I consider the story improbable. 3. to think, believe, or suppose: We consider his reply […]
[kuh n-sid-er-uh-buh l] /kənˈsɪd ər ə bəl/ adjective 1. rather large or great in size, distance, extent, etc.: It cost a considerable amount. We took a considerable length of time to decide. 2. worthy of respect, attention, etc.; important; distinguished: a considerable person. noun 3. Informal. much; not a little: He has done considerable for […]