Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “well preserved”

well preserved

adjective uk   us  
(especially of something old) kept in good condition: [before noun] It was a pretty town with a picturesque harbour and well-preserved buildings.Undamaged, unbroken or in good condition often humorous (of an older person) not looking as old as they really are: [before noun] A well-preserved male model can go on working into his forties.Undamaged, unbroken or in good condition
(Definition of well preserved from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of well preserved?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

scrumpy

an alcoholic drink made from apples

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More