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English

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
reserve

Plural
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  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.
  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. (Canada) A tract of land set apart for the use of a Aboriginal people. (compare US reservation).
  7. 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.
  8. A member of a sports team who does not participate from the start of the game, who can be used to replace tired or injured team-mates.
  9. Funds kept on hand to meet liabilities.

Synonyms

Restraint of freedom in words or actions

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Verb

Infinitive
to reserve

Third person singular
reserves

Simple past
reserved

Past participle
reserved

Present participle
reserving

to reserve (third-person singular simple present reserves, present participle reserving, simple past and past participle reserved)
  1. To keep back or for oneself; to retain.
    We reserve the right for modifications.
  2. To keep in store for future or special use.
    This cake is reserved for the guests!
  3. To book in advance; to make a reservation.
    I reserved a table for us at the best restaurant in town.
  4. (archaic) (Can we verify(+) this sense?) To make an exception of; to except.

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