World English Dictionary
reserve (rɪˈzɜːv)
1.  to keep back or set aside, esp for future use or contingency; withhold
2.  to keep for oneself; retain: I reserve the right to question these men later
3.  to obtain or secure by advance arrangement: I have reserved two tickets for tonight's show
4.  to delay delivery of (a judgment), esp in order to allow time for full consideration of the issues involved
5.  a.  something kept back or set aside, esp for future use or contingency
 b.  (as modifier): a reserve stock
6.  the state or condition of being reserved: I have plenty in reserve
7.  a tract of land set aside for the protection and conservation of wild animals, flowers, etc: a nature reserve
8.  (Canadian) Also called: reservation an area of land set aside, esp (in the US and Canada) for American or Canadian Indian peoples
9.  (Austral), (NZ) an area of publicly owned land set aside for sport, recreation, etc
10.  the act of reserving; reservation
11.  a member of a team who only plays if a playing member drops out; a substitute
12.  (often plural)
 a.  a part of an army or formation not committed to immediate action in a military engagement
 b.  that part of a nation's armed services not in active service
13.  coolness or formality of manner; restraint, silence, or reticence
14.  finance
 a.  a portion of capital not invested (a capital reserve) or a portion of profits not distributed (a revenue or general reserve) by a bank or business enterprise and held to meet legal requirements, future liabilities, or contingencies
 b.  (often plural) liquid assets held by an organization, government, etc, to meet expenses and liabilities
15.  without reserve without reservations; fully; wholeheartedly
[C14: from Old French reserver, from Latin reservāre to save up, from re- + servāre to keep]

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