Meaning of well preserved in English:

well preserved


  • 1(of something old) having remained in good condition.

    ‘a well-preserved Neolithic burial chamber’
    • ‘Although the workshops have been demolished for a health club, and the restaurant has been removed, the Thorndike remains an exceptionally well-preserved and fine example of the best of modernist theatre design.’
    • ‘‘It's also quite unique to find well-preserved plant remains in plaster ’, said Bruins.’
    • ‘This is another well-preserved old town full of beautiful houses, and has a quaint little yachting harbour guarded by stone Bavarian lions on pillars.’
    • ‘The well-preserved remains of a 200-year-old mummy, buried in layers of silk, have been discovered in Vietnam.’
    • ‘Today, the street is a well-preserved strip of old villas and lane houses containing cafes, restaurants, bookstores and antique shops as well as curiosity museums.’
    • ‘Juxtaposing the unapologetically new with the well-preserved old can strengthen the urban fabric, he posits, citing Amsterdam and London as examples.’
    • ‘The well-preserved cranium from this burial led us to attempt a facial reconstruction.’
    • ‘Discovered in peat bogs in central Ireland, the well-preserved human remains were unveiled this month in Dublin.’
    • ‘The Posidippus papyrus is unusual for its length and the well-preserved state of the remaining text.’
    • ‘With the exception of Akkad, well-preserved remains of all these cities can be seen in Iraq today.’
    • ‘Generally, well-preserved remains of monocot leaves are rare in the fossil record.’
    • ‘Very well preserved tiger remains have been found in a cave in Western Australia and aboriginal rock shelters in Arnhemland show very clear drawings of the Tasmanian Tiger and the Tasmanian devil.’
    • ‘With old Havana a UNESCO-designated world heritage site, numerous well-preserved, picturesque Spanish colonial towns, and hundreds of unblemished beaches, Cuba is a natural draw.’
    • ‘This graceful and prosperous old city is dominated by the fantastic arena, a well-preserved Roman amphitheatre where audiences of 25,000 attend summer opera concerts.’
    1. 1.1(of an old person) showing little sign of ageing.
      • ‘The divorced father of two didn't admit to himself that he was gay until his mid 30s, and he is only now declaring it in public as a remarkably well-preserved man of 53.’
      • ‘She is a well-preserved fifty-something woman with long blonde hair and the smooth good looks that only very expensive clothes and grooming can achieve.’
      • ‘He looked like a well-preserved man in his eighties, but no one was sure how old he truly was.’
      • ‘Even in this light, though, it's plain that he is freakishly well-preserved.’
      • ‘The woman is about 40, wearing black trousers which show a well preserved figure.’
      • ‘In this issue we have sought further advice from the well-preserved and the famously youthful on how not to grow old, on how to keep up with the genetic Joneses.’
      • ‘Yes, I have a few wrinkles, but I am quite a well-preserved, glamorous granny.’


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