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  1. 1
    [countable] formal a place or activity that is considered to belong to a particular person or group

    Originally an all-male preserve, the club now has 20 female members.

    Sailing is increasingly popular, and no longer the preserve of the rich.

  2. 2
    [countable] American an area where particular animals or plants are kept and protected
  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] a sweet food made by boiling fruit and sugar together. A more usual word is jam.
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a combination of a hotdog and a hamburger in a specially designed bread bun

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a volume of articles, essays, etc., contributed by many authors in honor of a colleague, usually published on the occasion of their retirement, an important anniversary and the like

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