preservationistsN-COUNTA 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 reconstructed the roofs.
English dictionary. 2008.
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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
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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 — 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 — 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
preservationist — noun a supporter of the preservation of something, especially of historic buildings or artefacts … English new terms dictionary