Definition of Reserve

1. Noun. Formality and propriety of manner.

Exact synonyms: Modesty
Generic synonyms: Correctitude, Properness, Propriety
Specialized synonyms: Demureness

2. Verb. Hold back or set aside, especially for future use or contingency. "They held back their applause in anticipation"
Generic synonyms: Keep Back, Withhold
Specialized synonyms: Devote
Derivative terms: Reservation

3. Noun. Something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose.
Exact synonyms: Backlog, Stockpile
Generic synonyms: Accumulation
Specialized synonyms: Bank, Fuel Level, Reserve Account, Reserve Fund
Derivative terms: Backlog, Stockpile

4. Verb. Give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause. "She sets aside time for meditation every day"
Exact synonyms: Allow, Appropriate, Earmark, Set Aside
Generic synonyms: Allot, Assign, Portion
Derivative terms: Allowance, Appropriable, Earmark

5. Noun. An athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced.
Exact synonyms: Second-stringer, Substitute
Group relationships: Bench
Generic synonyms: Athlete, Jock
Specialized synonyms: Bench Warmer, Pinch Hitter
Derivative terms: Substitute, Substitute, Substitute

6. Verb. Obtain or arrange (for oneself) in advance. "We managed to reserve a table at Maxim's"
Generic synonyms: Bespeak, Call For, Quest, Request
Specialized synonyms: Book Up
Related verbs: Book, Hold
Derivative terms: Reservation, Reservation

7. Noun. (medicine) potential capacity to respond in order to maintain vital functions.
Category relationships: Medical Specialty, Medicine
Generic synonyms: Indefinite Quantity
Specialized synonyms: Pulmonary Reserve

8. Verb. Arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance. "Please hold a table at Maxim's"
Exact synonyms: Book, Hold
Generic synonyms: Bespeak, Call For, Quest, Request
Entails: Procure, Secure
Specialized synonyms: Hold Open, Keep, Keep Open, Save
Derivative terms: Bookable, Booking, Reservation, Reservation

9. Noun. A district that is reserved for particular purpose.

10. Noun. Armed forces that are not on active duty but can be called in an emergency.
Exact synonyms: Military Reserve
Generic synonyms: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Member holonyms: Reservist
Derivative terms: Reservist

11. Noun. The trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary.
Exact synonyms: Reticence, Taciturnity
Generic synonyms: Uncommunicativeness
Derivative terms: Reticent, Taciturn

Definition of Reserve

1. v. t. To keep back; to retain; not to deliver, make over, or disclose.

2. n. The act of reserving, or keeping back; reservation.

3. n. 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;

Definition of Reserve

1. Noun. The act of reserving, or keeping back; reservation; exception. ¹

2. Noun. That which is reserved, or kept back, as for future use. ¹

3. Noun. A natural resource known to exist but not currently exploited. ¹

4. Noun. Restraint of freedom in words or actions; backwardness; caution in personal behavior. ¹

5. 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. ¹

6. Noun. (Canada) A tract of land set apart for the use of an Aboriginal group; Indian reserve (compare US (term reservation).) ¹

7. Noun. (military) 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. ¹

8. Noun. (finance) Funds kept on hand to meet planned or unplanned financial requirements. ¹

9. Noun. (sports) 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. ¹

10. Verb. To keep back; to retain. ¹

11. Verb. To keep in store for future or special use. ¹

12. Verb. To book in advance; to make a reservation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Reserve

1. to keep back for future use [v -SERVED, -SERVING, -SERVES]

Medical Definition of Reserve

1. 1. Typically used to describe the amount of a substance which can be extracted from the earth with current technology at current prices. Typically much smaller than resources. 2. That which is reserved, or kept back, as for future use. "The virgins, besides the oil in their lamps, carried likewise a reserve in some other vessel for a continual supply." (Tillotson) 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. "My soul, surprised, and from her sex disjoined, Left all reserve, and all the sex, behind." (Prior) "The clergyman's shy and sensitive reserve had balked this scheme." (Hawthorne) 5. A tract of land reserved, or set apart, for a particular purpose. 6. 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. Funds kept on hand to meet liabilities. In reserve, in keeping for other or future use; in store; as, he has large quantities of wheat in reserve; he has evidence or arguments in reserve. Reserve air. Synonym: Reservation, retention, limitation, backwardness, reservedness, coldness, restraint, shyness, coyness, modesty. Origin: F. Reserve. (27 Oct 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Reserve

resequenced
resequencing
resequestration
reserate
reserpine
reserpines
reservable
reservance
reservation
reservationist
reservationists
reservations
reservative
reservatories
reservatory
reserve(a)
reserve account
reserve air
reserve bank
reserve clause
reserve currency
reserve force
reserve fund
reserve margin
reserved
reserved powers
reserved word
reserved words

Literary usage of Reserve

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The change in reserve requirements made by the Federal reserve Act had also set free a large balance of lending power. Due to those two factors, ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"By the Act of 3 March 1915 a naval reserve force was authorized consisting of six ... The Fleet Naval reserve is composed exclusively of ex-officers and ..."

3. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1914)
"Commercial paper and the federal reserve banks. OMW Sprague. J. Pol. Econ. ... Efforts to establish a central bank and the reserve system. J. Pol. Econ. ..."

4. Index of Economic Material in the Documents of the States of the United by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse, Carnegie Institution of Washington. Dept. of Economics and Sociology (1912)
"reserve, and road to run southwardly to boundary line established by Treaty of Greenville have, under authority of general govt., been surveyed and are now ..."

5. Federal Statutes Annotated: Containing All the Laws of the United States, of by United States, Edward Thompson Company (1918)
"Federal reserve notes by the Treasurer otherwise than for redemption may be exchanged for gold out of the redemption fund hereinafter provided and returned ..."

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