Associations to the word «Reserve»

Wiktionary

RESERVE, noun. (behaviour) Restriction.
RESERVE, noun. The act of reserving, or keeping back; reservation; exception.
RESERVE, noun. Restraint of freedom in words or actions; backwardness; caution in personal behavior.
RESERVE, noun. That which is reserved, or kept back, as for future use.
RESERVE, noun. A natural resource known to exist but not currently exploited.
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.
RESERVE, noun. (Canada) A tract of land set apart for the use of an Aboriginal group; Indian reserve (compare US reservation.)
RESERVE, 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.
RESERVE, noun. (finance) Funds kept on hand to meet planned or unplanned financial requirements.
RESERVE, noun. Wine held back and aged before being sold.
RESERVE, noun. (social) Something initially kept back for later use in a recreation.
RESERVE, 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.
RESERVE, noun. (card games) A group or pile of cards dealt out at the beginning of a patience or solitaire game to be used during play.
RESERVE, noun. In exhibitions, a distinction indicating that the recipient will get a prize in the event of another person being disqualified.
RESERVE, noun. (calico printing) A resist.
RESERVE, noun. A preparation used on an object being electroplated to fix the limits of the deposit.
RESERVE, verb. To keep back; to retain.
RESERVE, verb. To keep in store for future or special use.
RESERVE, verb. To book in advance; to make a reservation.
RESERVE, verb. (obsolete) To make an exception of; to except.
RESERVE, proper noun. A city in Kansas.
RESERVE, proper noun. A CDP in Louisiana.
RESERVE, proper noun. A CDP in Montana.
RESERVE, proper noun. A village in New Mexico.
RESERVE, proper noun. A CDP in Wisconsin.
RESERVE BANK, noun. (Australia) (India) (New Zealand) (South Africa) (and other countries) A central bank.
RESERVE BANK, noun. (US) A regional bank operating under and implementing the policies of the Federal Reserve.
RESERVE BANKS, noun. Plural of reserve bank
RESERVE CURRENCY, noun. (economics) A foreign currency that is held in reserve in foreign-exchange reserves.
RESERVE PRICE, noun. The price set by a seller in an auction, below which the lot or item cannot be sold.
RESERVE PRICES, noun. Plural of reserve price

Dictionary definition

RESERVE, noun. Formality and propriety of manner.
RESERVE, noun. Something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose.
RESERVE, noun. An athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced.
RESERVE, noun. (medicine) potential capacity to respond in order to maintain vital functions.
RESERVE, noun. A district that is reserved for particular purpose.
RESERVE, noun. Armed forces that are not on active duty but can be called in an emergency.
RESERVE, noun. The trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary.
RESERVE, verb. Hold back or set aside, especially for future use or contingency; "they held back their applause in anticipation".
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".
RESERVE, verb. Obtain or arrange (for oneself) in advance; "We managed to reserve a table at Maxim's".
RESERVE, 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".

Wise words

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