conservatory

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

conserve +‎ -atory

AdjectiveEdit

conservatory (comparative more conservatory, superlative most conservatory)

  1. Having the quality of preserving from loss, decay, or injury.
  2. (rare) Relating to conservation.

NounEdit

conservatory (plural conservatories)

  1. (obsolete) That which preserves from injury.
  2. A storehouse.

Etymology 2Edit

Anglicized form of French conservatoire; ultimately equivalent to Etymology 1

NounEdit

conservatory (plural conservatories)

  1. A large greenhouse or hothouse for the display of plants
    Synonyms: greenhouse, hothouse, orangery, planthouse
  2. (chiefly UK, Ireland) A glass-walled and -roofed room in a house
    Synonyms: sunroom, solarium, Florida room
  3. A school of music or drama
    Synonym: conservatoire
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