pres|er|va|tion|ist [ ,prezər`veıʃnıst ] noun count AMERICAN
someone who tries to make certain that things of historical or natural interest such as buildings or trees are not destroyed

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • preservationist — (n.) advocate of protecting historic property, 1927, from PRESERVATION (Cf. preservation) + IST (Cf. ist) …   Etymology dictionary

  • preservationist — [prez΄ər vā′shənist] n. a person who advocates taking positive measures to preserve something, as historic buildings, wilderness lands, endangered species, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Preservationist — A preservationist generally refers to one who wishes to preserve a historic structure from demolition or degradation.Persons who work to preserve ancient or endangered languages are also referred to as preservationists.It is also occasionally… …   Wikipedia

  • preservationist — UK [ˌprezə(r)ˈveɪʃ(ə)nɪst] / US [ˌprezərˈveɪʃ(ə)nɪst] noun [countable] Word forms preservationist : singular preservationist plural preservationists American a conservationist …   English dictionary

  • preservationist — [[t]pre̱zə(r)ve͟ɪʃənɪst[/t]] preservationists N COUNT A preservationist is someone who takes action to preserve something such as old buildings or an area of countryside. The house fell into disrepair but a group of preservationists have… …   English dictionary

  • preservationist — noun Date: 1927 one who advocates preservation (as of a biological species or a historical landmark) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • preservationist — preservationism, n. /prez euhr vay sheuh nist/, n. a person who advocates or promotes preservation, esp. of wildlife, natural areas, or historical places. [1925 30; PRESERVATION + IST] * * * …   Universalium

  • preservationist — noun A person who advocates for the preservation of natural or man made landmarks. See Also: preservation, preservationism …   Wiktionary

  • preservationist — pres|er|va|tion|ist [ˌprezəˈveıʃənıst US zər ] n someone who works to prevent historical places, buildings etc from being destroyed …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • preservationist — noun a supporter of the preservation of something, especially of historic buildings or artefacts …   English new terms dictionary

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