Conservatrix to Consist

(Con`ser*va"trix) n. [L.] A woman who preserves from loss, injury, etc.

(Con*serve") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Conserved ; p. pr. & vb. n. Conserving.] [F. conserver, L. conservare; con- + servare to keep, guard. See Serve.]

1. To keep in a safe or sound state; to save; to preserve; to protect.

The amity which . . . they meant to conserve and maintain with the emperor.

2. To prepare with sugar, etc., for the purpose of preservation, as fruits, etc.; to make a conserve of.

(Con"serve) n. [F. conserve, fr. conserver.]

1. Anything which is conserved; especially, a sweetmeat prepared with sugar; a confection.

I shall . . . study broths, plasters, and conserves, till from a fine lady I become a notable woman.

2. (Med.) A medicinal confection made of freshly gathered vegetable substances mixed with finely powdered refined sugar. See Confection.

3. A conservatory. [Obs.] Evelyn.

(Con*serv"er) n. One who conserves.

(Con*sid"er) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Considered (-erd); p. pr. & vb. n. Considering.] [F. considérer, L. considerare, -sideratum, to consider, view attentively, prob. fr. con- + sidus, sideris, star, constellation; orig., therefore, to look at the stars. See Sidereal, and cf. Desire.]

1. To fix the mind on, with a view to a careful examination; to think on with care; to ponder; to study; to meditate on.

I will consider thy testimonies.
Ps. cxix. 95.

Thenceforth to speculations high or deep
I turned my thoughts, and with capacious mind
Considered all things visible.

2. To look at attentively; to observe; to examine.

She considereth a field, and buyeth it.
Prov. xxxi. 16.

3. To have regard to; to take into view or account; to pay due attention to; to respect.

Consider, sir, the chance of war: the day
Was yours by accident.

England could grow into a posture of being more united at home, and more considered abroad.
Sir W. Temple.

4. To estimate; to think; to regard; to view.

Considered as plays, his works are absurd.

The proper sense of consider is often blended with an idea of the result of considering; as, "Blessed is he that considereth the poor." Ps. xli. 1.; i.e., considers with sympathy and pity. "Which [services] if I have not enough considered." Shak.; i.e., requited as the sufficient considering of them would suggest. "Consider him liberally." J. Hooker.

Syn. — To ponder; weigh; revolve; study; reflect or meditate on; contemplate; examine. See Ponder.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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