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Conservatory definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CONSERVATORY, a. Having the quality of preserving from loss, decay or injury.
CONSERVATORY, n.
1. A place for preserving any thing in a state desired, as from loss, decay, waste or injury. Thus a fish-pond for keeping fish, a granary for corn, an ice-house for ice and other things, a receptacle for water, etc., are called conservatories.
2. A large green-house for exotics, in which the plants are planted in beds and borders, and not in tubs or pots, as in the common green-house.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the faculty and students of a school specializing in one of the fine arts
2: a schoolhouse with special facilities for fine arts [syn: conservatory, conservatoire]
3: a greenhouse in which plants are arranged in a pleasing manner [syn: conservatory, hothouse, indoor garden]

Merriam Webster's

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>

Britannica Concise

In architecture, a heavily glazed structure, frequently attached to and directly entered from a dwelling, in which plants are protected and displayed. Unlike the greenhouse, an informal structure situated in the working area of a garden, the conservatory became a popular 19th-cent. decorative architectural feature proclaiming the status of its owner. The most outstanding example is Joseph Paxton's Crystal Palace. School devoted to musical training. Originating in the 16th-cent. name for Italian orphanages (from Latin, conservare: "to protect"), which often gave their charges musical training, the term gradually came to apply to music schools. They typically offer instruction to people of all ages, but the primary focus is on students aged 10-25. Important U.S. conservatories include the Curtis Institute, the Eastman School, the Juilliard School, the Manhattan School (New York), Mannes College (New York), the New England Conservatory (Boston), the Peabody Conservatory (Baltimore), and the San Francisco Conservatory. In architecture, a heavily glazed structure, frequently attached to and directly entered from a dwelling, in which plants are protected and displayed. Unlike the greenhouse, an informal structure situated in the working area of a garden, the conservatory became a popular 19th-cent. decorative architectural feature proclaiming the status of its owner. The most outstanding example is Joseph Paxton's Crystal Palace. School devoted to musical training. Originating in the 16th-cent. name for Italian orphanages (from Latin, conservare: "to protect"), which often gave their charges musical training, the term gradually came to apply to music schools. They typically offer instruction to people of all ages, but the primary focus is on students aged 10-25. Important U.S. conservatories include the Curtis Institute, the Eastman School, the Juilliard School, the Manhattan School (New York), Mannes College (New York), the New England Conservatory (Boston), the Peabody Conservatory (Baltimore), and the San Francisco Conservatory.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. -ies) 1 a greenhouse for tender plants, esp. one attached to and communicating with a house. 2 esp. US = conservatoire. Etymology: LL conservatorium (as conserve): sense 2 through It. conservatorio

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Conservatory Con*serv"a*to*ry, a. [Cf. F. conservatoire, LL. conservatorius.] Having the quality of preserving from loss, decay, or injury.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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. 2. A place for preserving anything from loss, decay, waste, or injury; particulary, a greenhouse for preserving exotic or tender plants. 3. A public place of instruction, designed to preserve and perfect the knowledge of some branch of science or art, esp. music.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(conservatories) 1. 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. N-COUNT 2. A conservatory is an institution where musicians are trained. ...the New England Conservatory of Music. N-COUNT; N-IN-NAMES

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. (Rare.) 1. Repository, store-house, receptacle. 2. Greenhouse. 3. School, institute, conservatoire.

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