conservatory

  • 1 Conservatory — may refer to the following: Conservatory (greenhouse), a large, highly detailed residential solarium or a greenhouse where plants are cultivated Music school or a school devoted to other arts such as dance Sunroom, a smaller glass enclosure… …

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  • 2 Conservatory — Con*serv a*to*ry, n. [Cf. F. conservatoire, LL. conservatorium.] 1. That which preserves from injury. [Obs.] A conservatory of life. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. A place for preserving anything from loss, decay, waste, or injury; particulary, a …

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  • 3 conservatory — [kən sʉr′və tôr΄ē] adj. [< ModL & It: ModL conservatorium, a greenhouse < ML, a preserver < LL, neut. of conservatorius, preserving < conservatus, pp. of conservare; It conservatorio, a refuge, academy, conservatory < conservare… …

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  • 4 Conservatory — Con*serv a*to*ry, a. [Cf. F. conservatoire, LL. conservatorius.] Having the quality of preserving from loss, decay, or injury. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 conservatory — index protective, repository, store (depository), treasury Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 6 conservatory — 1560s, preservative; 1660s, greenhouse, from stem of CONSERVATION (Cf. conservation) + ORY (Cf. ory). In sense school for performing arts it is recorded from 1842, from It. conservatorio or Fr. conservatoire, originally hospital for foundlings in …

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  • 7 conservatory — [n] greenhouse cold frame, glasshouse, hot house, nursery; concept 439 …

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  • 8 conservatory — ► NOUN (pl. conservatories) 1) Brit. a room with a glass roof and walls, attached to a house and used as a sun lounge or a greenhouse. 2) chiefly N. Amer. a conservatoire …

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  • 9 conservatory — /keuhn serr veuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, n., pl. conservatories, adj. n. 1. a school giving instruction in one or more of the fine or dramatic arts; specifically, a school of music. 2. a greenhouse, usually attached to a dwelling, for growing and… …

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  • 10 conservatory — [[t]kənsɜ͟ː(r)vətri, AM tɔːri[/t]] conservatories 1) N COUNT A conservatory is a room with glass walls and a glass roof, which is attached to a house. People often grow plants in a conservatory. 2) N COUNT: oft in names A conservatory is an… …

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  • 11 conservatory — n. a music conservatory * * * [kən sɜːvət(ə)rɪ] a music conservatory …

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  • 12 conservatory — noun 1) a frost free conservatory Syn: summer house, belvedere; glasshouse, greenhouse, hothouse 2) a teaching job at the conservatory Syn: conservatoire, music school, drama school …

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  • 13 conservatory — UK [kənˈsɜː(r)vət(ə)rɪ] / US [kənˈsɜrvəˌtɔrɪ] noun [countable] Word forms conservatory : singular conservatory plural conservatories 1) a room with glass walls and a glass roof, built next to a house and used for relaxing in or for growing plants …

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  • 14 conservatory — noun (plural ries) Date: 1664 1. a greenhouse for growing or displaying plants 2. [Italian conservatorio home for foundlings, music school, from Latin conservare] a school specializing in one of the fine arts < a music conservatory > …

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  • 15 conservatory — con serv·a·to·ry || trɪ n. greenhouse, hothouse; school of fine arts (i.e. music conservatory) …

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  • 16 conservatory — 1. adjective pertaining to conservation 2. noun a) a greenhouse or hothouse for the display of plants b) a school of mu …

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  • 17 conservatory — Synonyms and related words: academy of music, acting school, alcove, arbor, archives, armory, arsenal, art school, attic, bank, basement, bay, bin, bonded warehouse, bookcase, bower, box, bunker, buttery, cargo dock, cellar, chest, choir school,… …

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  • 18 conservatory — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. greenhouse, nursery; school, academy. See agriculture. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A greenhouse] Syn. glasshouse, hothouse, nursery; see greenhouse . 2. [A school of music] Syn. college of music,… …

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  • 19 conservatory — con|ser|va|to|ry [kənˈsə:vətəri US ˈsə:rvəto:ri] n plural conservatories 1.) BrE a room with glass walls and a glass roof, where plants are grown, that is usually added on to a house 2.) AmE a school where people are trained in music or acting… …

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  • 20 conservatory — con|ser|va|to|ry [ kən sɜrvə,tɔri ] noun count 1. ) a room with glass walls and a glass roof, built next to a house and used for relaxing in or for growing plants 2. ) a school where students study to become professional musicians or actors …

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