Re`serve´   Pronunciation: r?-z?rv´
v. t.1.To keep back; to retain; not to deliver, make over, or disclose.
[imp. & p. p. Reserved. (z rvd");p. pr. & vb. n. Reserving.]
2.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{7}.
3.To make an exception of; to except.
n.1.The act of reserving, or keeping back; reservation.
2.That which is reserved, or kept back, as for future use.
3.That which is excepted; exception.
Each has some darling lust, which pleads for a reserve.
- Rogers.
4.Restraint of freedom in words or actions; backwardness; caution in personal behavior.
5.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.(Mil.) 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.
7.(Banking) Funds kept on hand to meet liabilities.
8.(Finance) That part of the assets of a bank or other financial institution specially kept in cash in a more or less liquid form as a reasonable provision for meeting all demands which may be made upon it;
9.In exhibitions, a distinction which indicates that the recipient will get a prize if another should be disqualified.
10.(Calico Printing) A resist.
11.A preparation used on an object being electroplated to fix the limits of the deposit.
Noun1.reserve - formality and propriety of manner
Synonyms: modesty
2.reserve - something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose
Synonyms: stockpile, backlog
3.reserve - an athlete who plays only when another member of the team drops out
Synonyms: substitute
4.reserve - (medicine) potential capacity to respond in order to maintain vital functions
5.reserve - a district that is reserved for particular purpose
Synonyms: reservation
6.reserve - armed forces that are not on active duty but can be called in an emergency
7.reserve - the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary
Verb1.reserve - hold back or set aside, especially for future use or contingency; "they held back their applause in anticipation"
2.reserve - give or assign a share of money or time to a particular person or cause; "I will earmark this money for your research"
3.reserve - obtain or arrange (for oneself) in advance; "We managed to reserve a table at Maxim's"
4.reserve - 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"
Synonyms: book, hold
Adj.1.reserve - not engaged in military action
Synonyms: inactive
2.reserve - kept in reserve especially for emergency use; "a reserve supply of food"; "a spare tire"; "spare parts"
Synonyms: spare
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Translate Reserve to Spanish, Translate Reserve to German, Translate Reserve to French
Reservatio non debet esse de proficuis ipsis quia ea conceduntur
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