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rɪˈzɜrvdre·served

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reservedadjective

    set aside for the use of a particular person or party

  2. reservedadjective

    marked by self-restraint and reticence

    "was habitually reserved in speech, withholding her opinion"-Victoria Sackville-West

Wiktionary

  1. reservedadjective

    Slow to reveal emotion or opinions.

    He was a quiet, reserved person.

  2. reservedadjective

    Set aside for the use of a particular person or party.

    I'm sorry, sir, but these are reserved seats.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Reservedadjective

    Etymology: from reserve.

    To all obliging, yet reserv’d to all,
    None could himself the favour’d lover call. William Walsh.

    Nothing reserv’d or sullen was to see,
    But sweet regards. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reserved

    of Reserve

  2. Reservedadjective

    kept for future or special use, or for an exigency; as, reserved troops; a reserved seat in a theater

  3. Reservedadjective

    restrained from freedom in words or actions; backward, or cautious, in communicating one's thoughts and feelings; not free or frank

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Reserved

    rē-zėrvd′, adj. characterised by reserve: not free or frank in words or behaviour: shy: cold.—adv. Reser′vedly.—ns. Reser′vedness; Reser′ver.—Reserved case, a sin, the power to absolve from which is reserved to the pope, or his legate, &c.; Reserved list, formerly a list of officers on half-pay, who might be called upon in an emergency; Reserved power, a reservation made in deeds, &c.; Reserved powers (U.S.), powers pertaining to sovereignty, but not delegated to a representative body.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reserved in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reserved in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of reserved in a Sentence

  1. Pidgeon Pagonis:

    I wanted to be so drunk that sex felt OK. I thought I'd feel less reserved and that sex would feel good. You strive to be normal when you know you're not normal. Instead of talking it through, I would just drink.

  2. Charles Boyle:

    Governor Brown believes that granting clemency is an extraordinary act that should be reserved for individuals who have made incredible changes and who are dedicated to making their communities better, she evaluates clemency applications on a case-by-case basis and considers a variety of factors about the applicant’s history and case when making those decisions.

  3. Nancy Pelosi:

    The President's sham emergency declaration and unlawful transfers of funds have undermined our democracy, contravening the vote of the bipartisan Congress, the will of the American people and the letter of the Constitution, congress... must reassert its exclusive responsibilities reserved by the text of the Constitution and protect our system of checks and balances.

  4. Carrie Severino:

    This President has been brazen about his willingness to take action that is normally reserved to Congress, the fact that the Court added the constitutional question means that some justices recognized that this is not a run of the mill act of prosecutorial discretion, but a novel and controversial power grab.

  5. Mike Lee:

    We don't arrest people before they commit crimes. That's the sort of thing that's reserved for bad post-apocalyptic dystopian novels and movies.

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