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- Rhymes: -ɜː(r)v
reserve (plural reserves)
- 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.
- (Canada) A tract of land set apart for the use of an Aboriginal group; Indian reserve (compare US reservation.)
- (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.
- (finance) Funds kept on hand to meet planned or unplanned financial requirements.
- (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.
- (card games) A group or pile of cards dealt out at the beginning of a patience or solitaire game to be used during play.
- reservation, res
- (restraint of freedom in words or actions): self-restraint, reticence, taciturnity
- (sports: reserve player): substitute
- (tract of land for Aboriginal peoples): rez
the act of reserving, or keeping back; reservation
that which is reserved, or kept back, as for future use
known unexploited natural resource
restraint of freedom in words or actions
tract of land reserved, or set apart, for a particular purpose
tract of land reserved for Aboriginal people
military: body of troops in the rear of an army
finance: funds kept on hand
sports: reserve player
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- To keep back; to retain.
- We reserve the right to make modifications.
- To keep in store for future or special use.
- This cake is reserved for the guests!
- Jonathan Swift
- Reserve your kind looks and language for private hours.
- To book in advance; to make a reservation.
- I reserved a table for us at the best restaurant in town.
- (obsolete) To make an exception of; to except.
to keep back; to retain
to keep in store for future or special use
to book in advance
Translations to be checked
- reserve (that which is reserved, or kept back, as for future use)
- Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of reservar.
- First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of reservar.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of reservar.
- Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of reservar.