What does reserve mean?

Definitions for reserve
rɪˈzɜrvre·serve

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word reserve.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. modesty, reserve(noun)

    formality and propriety of manner

  2. reserve, backlog, stockpile(noun)

    something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose

  3. substitute, reserve, second-stringer(noun)

    an athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced

  4. reserve(noun)

    (medicine) potential capacity to respond in order to maintain vital functions

  5. reservation, reserve(noun)

    a district that is reserved for particular purpose

  6. military reserve, reserve(noun)

    armed forces that are not on active duty but can be called in an emergency

  7. reserve, reticence, taciturnity(verb)

    the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary

  8. reserve(verb)

    hold back or set aside, especially for future use or contingency

    "they held back their applause in anticipation"

  9. 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"

  10. reserve(verb)

    obtain or arrange (for oneself) in advance

    "We managed to reserve a table at Maxim's"

  11. 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"

GCIDE

  1. Reserve(v. t.)

    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 a reservation. Gen. xxvii. 35. In cases where one person or party makes a request to an agent that some accommodation (such as a hotel room or place at a restaurant) be kept (reserved) for their use at a particular time, the word reserve applies both to the action of the person making the request, and to the action of the agent who takes the approproriate action (such as a notation in a book of reservations) to be certain that the accommodation is available at that time.

    Etymology: [F. rserver, L. reservare, reservatum; pref. re- re- + servare to keep. See Serve.]

  2. Reserve(n.)

    (Mil.) (a) 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. (b) troops trained but released from active service, retained as a formal part of the military force, and liable to be recalled to active service in cases of national need (see Army organization, above).

    Etymology: [F. rserve.]

Wiktionary

  1. reserve(Noun)

    The act of reserving, or keeping back; reservation; exception.

    I accept your view with one reserve.

  2. reserve(Noun)

    That which is reserved, or kept back, as for future use.

  3. reserve(Noun)

    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.

  4. reserve(Noun)

    Restraint of freedom in words or actions; backwardness; caution in personal behavior.

  5. reserve(Noun)

    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.

  6. reserve(Noun)

    A tract of land set apart for the use of an Aboriginal group; Indian reserve (compare US reservation.)

  7. reserve(Noun)

    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.

  8. reserve(Noun)

    Funds kept on hand to meet planned or unplanned financial requirements.

  9. reserve(Noun)

    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.

  10. reserve(Verb)

    To keep back; to retain.

    We reserve the right for modifications.

  11. reserve(Verb)

    To keep in store for future or special use.

    This cake is reserved for the guests!

  12. reserve(Verb)

    To book in advance; to make a reservation.

    I reserved a table for us at the best restaurant in town.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reserve(verb)

    to keep back; to retain; not to deliver, make over, or disclose

    Etymology: [F. rserver, L. reservare, reservatum; pref. re- re- + servare to keep. See Serve.]

  2. Reserve(verb)

    hence, to keep in store for future or special use; to withhold from present use for another purpose or time; to keep; to retain

    Etymology: [F. rserver, L. reservare, reservatum; pref. re- re- + servare to keep. See Serve.]

  3. Reserve(verb)

    to make an exception of; to except

    Etymology: [F. rserver, L. reservare, reservatum; pref. re- re- + servare to keep. See Serve.]

  4. Reserve(noun)

    the act of reserving, or keeping back; reservation

    Etymology: [F. rserver, L. reservare, reservatum; pref. re- re- + servare to keep. See Serve.]

  5. Reserve(noun)

    that which is reserved, or kept back, as for future use

    Etymology: [F. rserver, L. reservare, reservatum; pref. re- re- + servare to keep. See Serve.]

  6. Reserve(noun)

    that which is excepted; exception

    Etymology: [F. rserver, L. reservare, reservatum; pref. re- re- + servare to keep. See Serve.]

  7. Reserve(noun)

    restraint of freedom in words or actions; backwardness; caution in personal behavior

    Etymology: [F. rserver, L. reservare, reservatum; pref. re- re- + servare to keep. See Serve.]

  8. Reserve(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [F. rserver, L. reservare, reservatum; pref. re- re- + servare to keep. See Serve.]

  9. Reserve(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [F. rserver, L. reservare, reservatum; pref. re- re- + servare to keep. See Serve.]

  10. Reserve(noun)

    funds kept on hand to meet liabilities

    Etymology: [F. rserver, L. reservare, reservatum; pref. re- re- + servare to keep. See Serve.]

Freebase

  1. Reserve

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Reserve

    rē-zėrv′, v.t. to keep back: to keep for future or other use: to retain, except: to keep safe.—n. that which is reserved: that which is kept for future use: a part of an army or a fleet reserved to assist those engaged in action: that which is kept back in the mind: mental concealment: absence of freedom in words or action: caution: that part of capital which is retained to meet average liabilities.—n. Reservā′tion, the act of reserving or keeping back: the withholding from a statement of a word or clause necessary to convey its real meaning: something withheld: safe keeping: a clause, proviso, or limitation by which something is reserved: (U.S.) a tract of public land reserved for some special purpose, as for Indians, schools, &c.: the practice of reserving part of the consecrated bread of the eucharist for the communion of the sick: the act of the pope to reserve to himself the right to nominate to certain benefices.—adj. Reserv′ative.—n. Reserv′atory.—n.pl. Reserves′, the reserve forces of a country, the men composing such.—n. Reser′vist, a soldier who belongs to the reserves.—Mental reservation, the act of reserving or holding back some word or clause which is necessary to convey fully the meaning really intended by the speaker—distinct from equivocation (L. equivocatio or amphibolia).—Without reserve, a phrase implying that a property will be sold absolutely, neither the vendor nor any one acting for him bidding it in. [O. Fr. reserver—L. reservārere-, back, servāre, to save.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. reserve

    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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. reserve

    A portion drawn out from the main body, and stationed in the rear for a special object.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. reserve

    In army affairs, is a body of troops held somewhere in the rear, generally out of fire, and kept fresh, in order that they may interfere with decisive force at any point where yielding troops require support, or an advantage gained needs powerful following up. The reserve of ammunition is a magazine of warlike stores, situated between an army and its base of operations, sufficiently retired from the front to be safe from sudden raids of the enemy, and at the same time advanced enough to allow of the supply actually in the field being speedily replenished.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reserve' in Nouns Frequency: #1298

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reserve' in Verbs Frequency: #742

Anagrams for reserve »

  1. reverse

  2. severer

  3. reveres

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reserve in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reserve in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of reserve in a Sentence

  1. Sam Stovall:

    Yellen's comments allowed investors to breathe a sigh of relief that Federal Reserve will not be raising rates in April.

  2. Russia President Vladimir Putin:

    Of course, in these conditions which we are living through now, we must carefully but still use our reserve funds ... first and foremost, the reserves of the government, this is just what these reserve funds are meant for - to finance social obligations at a time of economic decline - and this is what we will certainly do.

  3. Stephen Moore:

    By the way, I think the trigger for this massive sell-off has been an absurd Federal Reserve Board policy that I believe the people on Federal Reserve Board should be thrown out for economic malpractice.

  4. Nick Ingrassia:

    Yearly reserve revisions are part-and-parcel of the business (both upwards and downwards) - so their absence alone may warrant further investigation.

  5. Zheng Weigang:

    The stock market was slightly buoyed by the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision to hold interest rates, yet the rebound was sluggish on investors' concerns about the country's sagging economy and lack of positive sectoral news.

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Translations for reserve

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  • حجز, يحجزArabic
  • Reservieren, Reserviertheit, buchen, Reserve, vorbehalten, Schutzgebiet, vormerkenGerman
  • επιφύλαξηGreek
  • rezerviEsperanto
  • reservaSpanish
  • varumineEstonian
  • vararahasto, varanto, varata, reservaatti, poikkeus, pidättää, varmuusvarasto, säästää, varaus, reservi, [[panna]] [[talteen]], vaihtopelaaja, varastoida, varautuneisuus, alueFinnish
  • réservation, réserve, réservesFrench
  • tartalék, foglal, lefoglalHungarian
  • 予約, 保護区, 控え, 予備兵力, 準備金, 蓄える, 予備地, 自制, 補欠, 留保, 控えめ, 保留地, 備蓄, 残す, 予備役, 予備, 引当金Japanese
  • 예약하다, 豫約, 하다Korean
  • pūtea penapena, tāpuiMāori
  • rezabMalay
  • reserveren, beschermen, reserve, bewarenDutch
  • reservat, reservere, reservefond, reservasjon, sette av, tilbakeholdenhet, bestille, reservering, forbeholde, reservespiller, reserverthet, forråd, legge til side, reserve, bestilling, holde av, reservetroppNorwegian
  • rezerwować, rezerwa, zarezerwowaćPolish
  • reservar, reservaPortuguese
  • [[оставля́ть]] [[за]] [[собо́й]], запасной, резерв, откла́дывать, запаса́ть, заповедник, отложи́ть, запасной игрок, резервация, зака́зывать, запасание, сдержанность, брони́ровать, резерви́ровать, резервный фонд, запас, заказа́ть, резервироавние, заброни́ровать, зарезерви́ровать, запасти́Russian
  • reservat, reservation, reservera, reserv, tillgång, reserverSwedish
  • இருப்புTamil
  • rezervTurkish
  • để dành, dự bị, chuẩn bị, dử lại, phòng bị, dành riêngVietnamese
  • 保留Chinese

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