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What is a Conservative?

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According to dictionary.reference.com
 
con·serv·a·tive
adjective
1. disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., or to restore traditional ones, and to limit change.
2. cautiously moderate or purposefully low: a conservative estimate.
3. traditional in style or manner; avoiding novelty or showiness: conservative suit.
4. ( often initial capital letter ) of or pertaining to the Conservative party.
5. ( initial capital letter ) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Conservative Jews or Conservative Judaism.
6. having the power or tendency to conserve or preserve.
7. Mathematics . (of a vector or vector function) having curl equal to zero; irrotational; lamellar.
noun
8. a person who is conservative in principles, actions, habits, etc.
9. a supporter of conservative political policies.
10. ( initial capital letter ) a member of a conservative political party, especially the Conservative party in Great Britain.
11. a preservative.

World English Dictionary Collins

conservative

— adj
1. favouring the preservation of established customs, values, etc, and opposing innovation
2. of, characteristic of, or relating to conservatism
3. tending to be moderate or cautious: a conservative estimate
4. conventional in style or type: a conservative suit
5. med Compare radical (of treatment) designed to alleviate symptoms
6. physics a field of force, system, etc, in which the work done moving a body from one point to another is independent of the path taken between them: electrostatic fields of force are conservative
— n
7. a person who is reluctant to change or consider new ideas; conformist
8. a supporter or advocate of conservatism
— adj , — n
9. a less common word for preservative

con'servatively

— adv

con'servativeness

— n

Conservative

— adj
1. of, supporting, or relating to a Conservative Party
2. of, relating to, or characterizing Conservative Judaism

— n
3. a supporter or member of a Conservative Party

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According to dictionary.reference.com

disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., or to restore traditional ones, and to limit change.
cautiously moderate or purposefully low: a conservative estimate.
traditional in style or manner;
( initial capital letter ) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Conservative Jews or Conservative Judaism.
having the power or tendency to conserve or preserve.
a person who is conservative in principles, actions, habits, etc.
( initial capital letter ) a member of a conservative political party, especially the Conservative party in Great Britain.
favouring the preservation of established customs, values, etc, and opposing innovation
a person who is reluctant to change or consider new ideas; conformist
of, relating to, or characterizing Conservative Judaism

According to www.thefreedictionary.com
 
con·ser·va·tive (kn-sûrv-tv)
adj.
1. Favoring traditional views and values; tending to oppose change.
2. Traditional or restrained in style: a conservative dark suit.
3. Moderate; cautious: a conservative estimate.
4.
a. Of or relating to the political philosophy of conservatism.
b. Belonging to a conservative party, group, or movement.
5. Conservative Of or belonging to the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom or the Progressive Conservative Party in Canada.
6. Conservative Of or adhering to Conservative Judaism.
7. Tending to conserve; preservative: the conservative use of natural resources.

n.
1. One favoring traditional views and values.
2. A supporter of political conservatism.
3. Conservative A member or supporter of the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom or the Progressive Conservative Party in Canada.
4. Archaic A preservative agent or principle.

con·serva·tive·ly adv.
con·serva·tive·ness n.

Conservative
(in Britain, Canada, and elsewhere) adj
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of, supporting, or relating to a Conservative Party
2. (Judaism) of, relating to, or characterizing Conservative Judaism

n
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a supporter or member of a Conservative Party

conservative
adj
1. favouring the preservation of established customs, values, etc, and opposing innovation
2. of, characteristic of, or relating to conservatism
3. tending to be moderate or cautious: a conservative estimate.
4. conventional in style or type: a conservative suit.
5. (Medicine) med (of treatment) designed to alleviate symptoms. Compare radical
6. (General Physics) physics a field of force, system, etc, in which the work done moving a body from one point to another is independent of the path taken between them: electrostatic fields of force are conservative.

n
7. a person who is reluctant to change or consider new ideas; conformist
8. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a supporter or advocate of conservatism
adj, n
9. (Cookery) a less common word for preservative

con•serv•a•tive

adj.
1. disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., or to restore traditional ones, and to limit change.
2. cautiously moderate: a conservative estimate.
3. traditional in style or manner; avoiding novelty or showiness: a conservative suit.
4. (cap.) of or pertaining to a conservative political party, esp. the Conservative Party of Great Britain.
5. of or pertaining to political conservatism.
6. (cap.) conforming to or characteristic of Conservative Judaism.
7. having the power or tendency to conserve; preservative.

n.
8. a person who is conservative in principles, actions, habits, etc.
9. a supporter of conservative political policies.
10. (cap.) a member of a conservative political party, esp. the Conservative Party of Great Britain.
11. a preservative.

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According to www.thefreedictionary.com

Favoring traditional views and values; tending to oppose change.
Traditional or restrained in style: a conservative dark suit.
Moderate; cautious: a conservative estimate.
Conservative Of or belonging to the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom or the Progressive Conservative Party in Canada.
Tending to conserve; preservative: the conservative use of natural resources.

Conservative A member or supporter of the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom or the Progressive Conservative Party in Canada.

(Judaism) of, relating to, or characterizing Conservative Judaism

favouring the preservation of established customs, values, etc, and opposing innovation

tending to be moderate or cautious: a conservative estimate.

a person who is reluctant to change or consider new ideas; conformist

disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., or to restore traditional ones, and to limit change.
cautiously moderate: a conservative estimate.
traditional in style or manner; avoiding novelty or showiness: a conservative suit.
(cap.) of or pertaining to a conservative political party, esp. the Conservative Party of Great Britain.
(cap.) conforming to or characteristic of Conservative Judaism.
having the power or tendency to conserve; preservative.
a person who is conservative in principles, actions, habits, etc.
(cap.) a member of a conservative political party, esp. the Conservative Party of Great Britain.


According to urbandictionary.com
 
conservative
1) One who espouses a political philosophy based on tradition and social stability, stressing established institutions, and preferring gradual development to abrupt change.
2) One who believes in less government being better government.
3) One who believes in such "outmoded" ideas as civil liberties (freedom of speech, separation of church and state, right to keep and bear arms, that kind of thing)
4) One for whom the Republican Party no longer truly speaks.
5) a word that today's so-called "conservatives" don't know the definition of.
"Today's so-called 'conservatives' don't even know what the word means. They think I've turned liberal because I believe a woman has a right to an abortion. That's a decision that's up to the pregnant woman, not up to the pope or some do-gooders or the Religious Right. It's not a conservative issue at all." -- Barry Goldwater

I will comment on these definitions later, since there is a negation to the concept that refers to the United States system.

I can collect all the definitions.

According to www.oxforddictionaries.com
 
conservative

ADJECTIVE
   
1 Averse to change or innovation and holding traditional values:
they were very conservative in their outlook
1.1 (Of dress or taste) sober and conventional:
a conservative suit
2 (In a political context) favouring free enterprise, private ownership, and socially conservative ideas.
2.1 (Conservative) Relating to the Conservative Party of Great Britain or a similar party elsewhere:
the Conservative government
3 (Of an estimate) purposely low for the sake of caution:
police placed the value of the haul at a conservative £500,000
4 (Of surgery or medical treatment) intended to control rather than eliminate a condition, with existing tissue preserved as far as possible.

NOUN
1 A person who is averse to change and holds traditional values:
he remains a conservative in constitutional matters
2 (Conservative) A supporter or member of the Conservative Party of Great Britain or a similar party elsewhere.

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According to www.oxforddictionaries.com

Averse to change or innovation and holding traditional values
(In a political context) favouring free enterprise, private ownership, and socially conservative ideas.
(Conservative) Relating to the Conservative Party of Great Britain or a similar party elsewhere:
the Conservative government


A person who is averse to change and holds traditional values
(Conservative) A supporter or member of the Conservative Party of Great Britain or a similar party elsewhere.
 
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