Conservatory may refer to the following:
- Conservatory (greenhouse), a large, highly detailed residential solarium or a greenhouse where plants are cultivated
- Music school or a school devoted to other arts such as dance
- Sunroom, a smaller glass enclosure attached to a house, also called a conservatory
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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. [1913 Webster] 2. A place for preserving anything from loss, decay, waste, or injury; particulary, a … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
conservatory — [kən sʉr′və tôr΄ē] adj. [< ModL & It: ModL conservatorium, a greenhouse < ML, a preserver < LL, neut. of conservatorius, preserving < conservatus, pp. of conservare; It conservatorio, a refuge, academy, conservatory < conservare… … English World dictionary
Conservatory — Con*serv a*to*ry, a. [Cf. F. conservatoire, LL. conservatorius.] Having the quality of preserving from loss, decay, or injury. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
conservatory — index protective, repository, store (depository), treasury Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
conservatory — 1560s, preservative; 1660s, greenhouse, from stem of CONSERVATION (Cf. conservation) + ORY (Cf. ory). In sense school for performing arts it is recorded from 1842, from It. conservatorio or Fr. conservatoire, originally hospital for foundlings in … Etymology dictionary
conservatory — [n] greenhouse cold frame, glasshouse, hot house, nursery; concept 439 … New thesaurus
conservatory — ► NOUN (pl. conservatories) 1) Brit. a room with a glass roof and walls, attached to a house and used as a sun lounge or a greenhouse. 2) chiefly N. Amer. a conservatoire … English terms dictionary
conservatory — /keuhn serr veuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, n., pl. conservatories, adj. n. 1. a school giving instruction in one or more of the fine or dramatic arts; specifically, a school of music. 2. a greenhouse, usually attached to a dwelling, for growing and… … Universalium
conservatory — [[t]kənsɜ͟ː(r)vətri, AM tɔːri[/t]] conservatories 1) N COUNT 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. 2) N COUNT: oft in names A conservatory is an… … English dictionary
conservatory — n. a music conservatory * * * [kən sɜːvət(ə)rɪ] a music conservatory … Combinatory dictionary