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"
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.
(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).
Origin: [F. rserve.]
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
Origin: [F. rserver, L. reservare, reservatum; pref. re- re- + servare to keep. See Serve.]
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
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. reservāre—re-, back, servāre, to save.]
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.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A portion drawn out from the main body, and stationed in the rear for a special object.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
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
Rank popularity for the word 'reserve' in Nouns Frequency: #1298
Rank popularity for the word 'reserve' in Verbs Frequency: #742
The numerical value of reserve in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of reserve in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of reserve in a Sentence
We reserve the right to self defense.
Federal Reserve's a lot of uncertainty.
Federal Reserve's what saved us in December.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few.
The Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve, about $55, is my go-to.
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- حجز, يحجزArabic
- Reservieren, Reserviertheit, buchen, Reserve, vorbehalten, Schutzgebiet, vormerkenGerman
- 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
- 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
- để dành, dự bị, chuẩn bị, dử lại, phòng bị, dành riêngVietnamese
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