Definitions for reserverɪˈzɜrv
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
re•serve*rɪˈzɜrv(v.; n.; adj.)-served, -serv•ing
(v.t.)to keep back or save for future use.
to retain or secure by prior arrangement.
to set apart for a particular use.
to delay; postpone:
to reserve judgment
to retain (the original color) of a surface, as on a painted ceramic piece.
(n.)cash, or assets readily convertible into cash, held aside to meet unexpected demands. uninvested cash held to comply with legal requirements.
something stored for use or need; stock:
a reserve of food.
a resource not normally called upon but available if needed.
a tract of public land set apart for a special purpose: Canadian.such land set apart for the use of First Nations.
a forest reserve.
an act of reserving; reservation, exception, or qualification.
part of a military force held in readiness to augment the main force. the part of a country's fighting force not in active service. reserves, the enrolled but not regular components of the U.S. Army.
formality and self-restraint; avoidance of familiarity or intimacy with others.
reticence or silence; forebearance.
(adj.)kept in reserve; forming a reserve.
Idioms for reserve:
in reserve,put aside or withheld for a future need; reserved:
money in reserve.
without reserve, without restraint; frankly; freely.
* Syn: See keep.
Origin of reserve:
1325–75; (v.) < MF reserver < L reservāre to keep back =re-re - +servāre to save
formality and propriety of manner
reserve, backlog, stockpile(noun)
something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose
substitute, reserve, second-stringer(noun)
an athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced
(medicine) potential capacity to respond in order to maintain vital functions
a district that is reserved for particular purpose
military reserve, reserve(noun)
armed forces that are not on active duty but can be called in an emergency
reserve, reticence, taciturnity(verb)
the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary
hold back or set aside, especially for future use or contingency
"they held back their applause in anticipation"
allow, appropriate, earmark, set aside, reserve(verb)
give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
"I will earmark this money for your research"; "She sets aside time for meditation every day"
obtain or arrange (for oneself) in advance
"We managed to reserve a table at Maxim's"
reserve, hold, book(verb)
arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance
"reserve me a seat on a flight"; "The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family"; "please hold a table at Maxim's"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to arrange to have a theater ticket, train ticket, hotel room, etc.
Do we need to reserve tickets?; I've reserved three rooms at the hotel.
to keep sth for later or for particular people
The front row has been reserved for family members.
a stored supply
the country's oil reserves; We have a thousand euros in reserve for emergencies.
the quality of not liking to talk or express your feelings
He's known for his reserve.
sb who can be used for a job if they are needed
the team's reserve players
a military force that is used when other forces are busy
He's in the reserves.
a reservation for animals
a nature reserve
The act of reserving, or keeping back; reservation; exception.
I accept your view with one reserve.
That which is reserved, or kept back, as for future use.
A natural resource known to exist but not currently exploited.
New oil reserves are continuously being discovered, but not as fast as the existing ones are running out.
Restraint of freedom in words or actions; backwardness; caution in personal behavior.
A tract of land reserved, or set apart, for a particular purpose; as, the Connecticut Reserve in Ohio, originally set apart for the school fund of Connecticut; the Clergy Reserves in Canada, for the support of the clergy.
A tract of land set apart for the use of an Aboriginal group; Indian reserve (compare US reservation.)
A body of troops kept in the rear of an army drawn up for battle, reserved to support the other lines as occasion may require; a force or body of troops kept for an exigency.
Funds kept on hand to meet planned or unplanned financial requirements.
A member of a team who does not participate from the start of the game, but can be used to replace tired or injured team-mates.
To keep back; to retain.
We reserve the right for modifications.
To keep in store for future or special use.
This cake is reserved for the guests!
To book in advance; to make a reservation.
I reserved a table for us at the best restaurant in town.
to keep back; to retain; not to deliver, make over, or disclose
hence, to keep in store for future or special use; to withhold from present use for another purpose or time; to keep; to retain
to make an exception of; to except
the act of reserving, or keeping back; reservation
that which is reserved, or kept back, as for future use
that which is excepted; exception
restraint of freedom in words or actions; backwardness; caution in personal behavior
a tract of land reserved, or set apart, for a particular purpose; as, the Connecticut Reserve in Ohio, originally set apart for the school fund of Connecticut; the Clergy Reserves in Canada, for the support of the clergy
a body of troops in the rear of an army drawn up for battle, reserved to support the other lines as occasion may require; a force or body of troops kept for an exigency
funds kept on hand to meet liabilities
Reserve is a census-designated place in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, United States, on the east bank of the Mississippi River. The population was 9,111 at the 2000 census. It is part of the New Orleans–Metairie–Kenner Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
1. Portion of a body of troops that is kept to the rear, or withheld from action at the beginning of an engagement, in order to be available for a decisive movement. 2. Members of the Military Services who are not in active service but who are subject to call to active duty. 3. Portion of an appropriation or contract authorization held or set aside for future operations or contingencies and, in respect to which, administrative authorization to incur commitments or obligations has been withheld. See also operational reserve.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'reserve' in Nouns Frequency: #1298
Rank popularity for the word 'reserve' in Verbs Frequency: #742
Translations for reserve
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
something which is kept for later use or for use when needed
The farmer kept a reserve of food in case he was cut off by floods.
- reservaPortuguese (BR)
- die ReserveGerman
- reserve; forrådDanish
- जो वस्तु आगे काम में लाने के लिए रखी जाएHindi
- simpanan, persediaanIndonesian
- 저장품, 예비품Korean
- rezerve; krājumsLatvian
- forråd, lagerNorwegian
- reserv[förråd, -lager]Swedish
- 儲備Chinese (Trad.)
- запас, резервUkrainian
- đồ dự trữVietnamese
- 储备Chinese (Simp.)
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