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reserve

re·serve

reserve

 
 
pronunciation:
rih zuhrv [or] ri zuhrv
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
in reserve
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part of speech: verb
inflections: reserved, reserves, reserving
definition 1: to hold back or save for later use.
The scouts reserved half of their water for the hike back home.
synonyms:
hold, save, withhold
antonyms:
spend
similar words:
hoard, keep back, retain, store up
definition 2: to save for a particular purpose or person.
Let's call the restaurant and reserve a table.
synonyms:
allot, book
similar words:
charter, designate, schedule
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: something held back or kept for a particular purpose.
The squirrel dug up his reserve of acorns.It is important for a country to have reserves of grain.
synonyms:
reservoir, stock, store, supply
similar words:
hoard
definition 2: a formal and controlled way of acting or feeling.
His reserve keeps him from showing his feelings.
definition 3: an area of public land set aside for a particular purpose.
Hunting is not allowed in the wildlife reserve.
similar words:
preserve
definition 4: (plural) members of the armed forces who are not on active duty but can be called in to help during emergencies.
phrase: in reserve
derivation: reservable (adj.)
Word Builder: reserve +
  • reserved:
    saved for a particular purpose or person.
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