1.) someone who is well-preserved is getting old, but does not look as old as they are
2.) a well-preserved building or object is old but still in good condition
the remarkably well-preserved ruins of the church

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  • well-preserved — well pre|served [ ,wel prı zɜrvd ] adjective 1. ) INFORMAL used for saying someone looks younger than they are: She s very well preserved for her age. 2. ) in good condition for its age: well preserved Roman ruins …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • well-preserved — [adj] well kept boyish, childish, fresh, full of life, girlish, tender, unspoiled, young; concepts 542,578,797 …   New thesaurus

  • well preserved — ˌwell preˈserved [well preserved] adjective not showing many signs of age; kept in good condition …   Useful english dictionary

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  • well preserved — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of an old person) showing little sign of ageing …   English terms dictionary

  • well-preserved — [wel΄prē zʉrvd′] adj. in good condition or of good appearance, in spite of age …   English World dictionary

  • well-preserved — also well preserved 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe a middle aged or old person as well preserved, you mean that they look good for their age. Annie is a well preserved 50 year old. 2) ADJ GRADED A well preserved object or building does not show… …   English dictionary

  • well-preserved — /wel pri zerrvd /, adj. having been maintained in good condition; preserving a good or healthy appearance: a well preserved manuscript; a well preserved elderly couple. [1850 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • well-preserved — UK [ˌwel prɪˈzɜː(r)vd] / US [ˌwel prɪˈzɜrvd] adjective 1) informal used for saying that someone looks younger than they are She s very well preserved for her age. 2) in good condition for its age well preserved Roman ruins …   English dictionary

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