Conservatory vs Observatory - What's the difference?

conservatory | observatory |


As nouns the difference between conservatory and observatory

is that conservatory is (obsolete) that which preserves from injury or conservatory can be a greenhouse or hothouse for the display of plants while observatory is a place where stars, planets and other celestial bodies are observed, usually through a telescope.

As an adjective conservatory

is (rare) pertaining to conservation.

conservatory

English

Etymology 1

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (rare) pertaining to conservation
  • Having the quality of preserving from loss, decay, or injury.
  • Noun

    (conservatories)
  • (obsolete) That which preserves from injury.
  • A conservatory of life. — Jeremy Taylor.

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (conservatories)
  • A greenhouse or hothouse for the display of plants
  • A school of music or drama; a conservatoire
  • Synonyms
    (music) * college of music * conservatory of music * musical school * music conservatory * music department * music school * school of music (drama) * academy of drama * drama school * theater school * theatre school

    observatory

    English

    Noun

    (observatories)
  • A place where stars, planets and other celestial bodies are observed, usually through a telescope.
  • See also

    * (wikipedia)