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reserve

re·serve

reserve

 
 
pronunciation:
rih zuhrv [or] ri zuhrv
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun, adjective
phrases:
in reserve
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: reserved, reserves, reserving
definition 1: to hold back or save for later use.
They consumed a third of their meat ration on that occasion but reserved the rest for the remainder of the month.
synonyms:
hold, put aside, save, withhold
antonyms:
spend
similar words:
hoard, keep back, retain, shelve, squirrel, stockpile, store up, warehouse
definition 2: to set aside, or cause to be set aside, for a particular purpose or individual.
The host reserved a table by the window for one of the restaurant's best customers.We should call the restaurant to reserve a table for this evening.Have you reserved your seats for the concert yet?
synonyms:
allocate, allot, book, earmark, engage
similar words:
charter, designate, prearrange, schedule
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: something held back or kept for a particular purpose.
Our mother had great reserves of strength.The company ran into hard times and had to fall back on its cash reserves.
synonyms:
reservoir, stock, stockpile, store, supply
similar words:
hoard, restraint
definition 2: formality and control in one's manner or feeling.
Her reserve kept her from expressing her joy at the news.
synonyms:
formality, remoteness, reticence
definition 3: a segment of public land specified for a particular purpose.
Hunting is not allowed in the wildlife reserve.
similar words:
preserve
definition 4: the cash or other assets held back by a company to meet future needs.
similar words:
bank
definition 5: (pl.) members of the armed forces not on active duty.
synonyms:
National Guard, reinforcements
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phrase: in reserve
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: kept or held in reserve.
synonyms:
backup, spare, stored up
similar words:
extra, unused
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derivation: reservable (adj.)
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  • reserved:
    saved for a particular purpose or person.
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