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Noun, Verb (transitive)


Noun reserve has 7 senses

Verb reserve has 4 senses


reservev. t. [F. réserver, L. reservare, reservatum; pref. re- re- + servare to keep. See Serve.].
  •  To keep back; to retain; not to deliver, make over, or disclose.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Hence, to keep in store for future or special use; to withhold from present use for another purpose or time; to keep; to retain; to make a reservation{7}.  Gen. xxvii. 35.
    "In cases where one person or party makes a request to an agent that some accommodation (such as a hotel room or place at a restaurant) be kept (reserved) for their use at a particular time, the word reserve applies both to the action of the person making the request, and to the action of the agent who takes the approproriate action (such as a notation in a book of reservations) to be certain that the accommodation is available at that time."  [1913 Webster]
    "Hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, which I have reserved against the time of trouble?"  [1913 Webster]
    "Reserve your kind looks and language for private hours."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To make an exception of; to except.  [1913 Webster]
reserven. [F. réserve.].
  •  The act of reserving, or keeping back; reservation.  [1913 Webster]
    "However any one may concur in the general scheme, it is still with certain reserves and deviations."  [1913 Webster]
  •  That which is reserved, or kept back, as for future use.  [1913 Webster]
    "The virgins, besides the oil in their lamps, carried likewise a reserve in some other vessel for a continual supply."  [1913 Webster]
  •  That which is excepted; exception.  [1913 Webster]
    "Each has some darling lust, which pleads for a reserve."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Restraint of freedom in words or actions; backwardness; caution in personal behavior.  [1913 Webster]
    "My soul, surprised, and from her sex disjoined,
    Left all reserve, and all the sex, behind.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "The clergyman's shy and sensitive reserve had balked this scheme."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Funds kept on hand to meet liabilities.  [1913 Webster]
  •  That part of the assets of a bank or other financial institution specially kept in cash in a more or less liquid form as a reasonable provision for meeting all demands which may be made upon it;  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  In exhibitions, a distinction which indicates that the recipient will get a prize if another should be disqualified.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  A resist.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  A preparation used on an object being electroplated to fix the limits of the deposit.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


reserve, v. & n.
1 postpone, put aside, keep back for a later occasion or special use.
2 order to be specially retained or allocated for a particular person or at a particular time.
3 retain or secure, esp. by formal or legal stipulation (reserve the right to).
4 postpone delivery of (judgement etc.) (reserved my comments until the end).
1 a thing reserved for future use; an extra stock or amount (a great reserve of strength; huge energy reserves).
2 a limitation, qualification, or exception attached to something (accept your offer without reserve).
3 a self-restraint; reticence; lack of cordiality (difficult to overcome his reserve). b (in artistic or literary expression) absence from exaggeration or ill-proportioned effects.
4 a company's profit added to capital.
5 (in sing. or pl.) assets kept readily available as cash or at a central bank, or as gold or foreign exchange (reserve currency).
6 (in sing. or pl.) a troops withheld from action to reinforce or protect others. b forces in addition to the regular army, navy, airforce, etc., but available in an emergency.
7 a member of the military reserve.
8 an extra player chosen to be a possible substitute in a team.
9 a place reserved for special use, esp. as a habitat for a native tribe or for wildlife (game reserve; nature reserve).
10 the intentional suppression of the truth (exercised a certain amount of reserve).
11 (in the decoration of ceramics or textiles) an area which still has the original colour of the material or the colour of the background.

in reserve unused and available if required. reserve grade Austral. a second-grade team. reserve price the lowest acceptable price stipulated for an item sold at an auction. with all (or all proper) reserve without endorsing.
reservable adj. reserver n.
ME f. OF reserver f. L reservare (as RE-, servare keep)



Indian reservation, abstain, accessible, adjourn, allocate, allot, aloofness, alternate, alternative, aplomb, appoint, appropriate to, archives, assign, assign to, auxiliary, available, avoidance, backlog, backup, backwardness, bank, bashfulness, bespeak, bird sanctuary, blankness, book, brachylogy, brevity, brief, briefness, brusqueness, cache, charter, chilliness, coldness, compactness, compendiousness, conciseness, concision, conserve, constraint, continue, contract for, coolness, counterfeit, crispness, curtness, defer, delay, destine, detachment, detail, detain, discreetness, discretion, dispense with, distance, do without, dodging, drag out, dummy, earmark, employ, engage, equivalent, ersatz, evasion, expressionlessness, extend, extra, fake, fate, forbear, forest preserve, forgo, formality, fresh, frigidity, frostiness, fudging, fund, game reserve, guardedness, hang fire, hang up, hedging, held back, held in reserve, held out, hesitancy, hesitation, hire, hoard, hold, hold back, hold off, hold over, hold up, husband, iciness, imitation, impassiveness, impassivity, impersonality, in abeyance, in hand, in readiness, in reserve, in store, inaccessibility, introversion, inventory, keep, keep back, keep by one, keep in hand, keep in reserve, keep in store, keep on hand, lay aside, lay by, lay over, let alone, library, limit, limitation, lot, make assignments, makeshift, mark off, mark out for, mint, mock, modesty, museum, national forest, national park, nest egg, new, not touch, not use, on call, on hand, on tap, ordain, original, paradise, park, phony, pigeonhole, pinch, pithiness, pointedness, portion off, postpone, preengage, preserve, pristine, prolong, prorogate, prorogue, protract, provisional, proxy, push aside, put apart, put aside, put by, put off, put on ice, ready, recess, recruit, refrain, register, reinforcements, remoteness, repression, reservation, reserve fund, reserve supply, reservedness, reserves, reservoir, resource, restraint, restrict, restrict to, restriction, retain, reticence, reticency, retirement, retiring disposition, sanctuary, save, save up, saved, savings, schedule, secondary, secure, self-control, self-restraint, sententiousness, set, set apart, set aside, set by, set off, shelve, shift off, shortness, sign on, sign up, sign up for, sinking fund, sleep on, something in reserve, spare, stand over, standoffishness, state forest, stave off, stay, stock, stockpile, stopgap, store, stored, stretch out, subduedness, substitute, succinctness, summariness, supply, suppression, suspend, suspended, table, taciturnity, tag, take a recess, take into employment, take on, temporary, tentative, terseness, to spare, token, unaffability, unapplied, unapproachability, unbeaten, uncongeniality, unconsumed, undemonstrativeness, unemployed, unexercised, unexpansiveness, unexpended, unexpended balance, unhandled, unspent, untapped, untouched, untrodden, unused, unutilized, utility, vicarious, waive, waived, wilderness preserve, wildlife preserve, withdrawal, withdrawnness, withhold




N taciturnity, silence, muteness, obmutescence, taciturnity, pauciloquy, costiveness, curtness, reserve, reticence, man of few words, silent, mute, mum, silent as a post, silent as a stone, silent as the grave, dumb, unconversable, taciturn, sparing of words, closetongued, costive, inconversable, curt, reserved, reticent, Int, shush!, tush!, silence!, mum!, hush!, chut!, hist!, tut!, chup!, mum's the word, keep your mouth shut!, cave quid dicis quando et cui, volto sciolto i pensieri stretti.


N store, stock, fund, mine, vein, lode, quarry, spring, fount, fountain, well, wellspring, milch cow, stock in trade, supply, heap, treasure, reserve, corps de reserve, reserved fund, nest egg, savings, bonne bouche, crop, harvest, mow, vintage, store, accumulation, hoard, rick, stack, lumber, relay, storehouse, storeroom, storecloset, depository, depot, cache, repository, reservatory, repertory, repertorium, promptuary, warehouse, entrepot, magazine, buttery, larder, spence, garner, granary, cannery, safe-deposit vault, stillroom, thesaurus, bank, armory, arsenal, dock, gallery, museum, conservatory, menagery, menagerie, reservoir, cistern, aljibar, tank, pond, mill pond, gasometer, budget, quiver, bandolier, portfolio, coffer, conservation, storing, storage, keep, file (papers), lay in, preserve, Adj, stored, in store, in reserve, in ordinary, spare, supernumerary, adde parvum parvo magnus acervus erit.

VB store, put by, lay by, set by, stow away, set apart, lay apart, store treasure, hoard treasure, lay up, heap up, put up, garner up, save up, bank, cache, accumulate, amass, hoard, fund, garner, save, reserve, keep back, hold back, husband, husband one's resources, deposit, stow, stack, load, harvest, heap, collect, lay in store Adj, keep, file (papers), lay in, preserve.


VB not use, do without, dispense with, let alone, not touch, forbear, abstain, spare, waive, neglect, keep back, reserve, lay up, lay by, lay on the shelf, keep on the shelf, lay up in ordinary, lay up in a napkin, shelve, set aside, put aside, lay aside, disuse, leave off, have done with, supersede, discard, dismiss, give warning, throw aside, make away with, cast overboard, heave overboard, throw overboard, cast to the dogs, cast to the winds, dismantle, lie unemployed, remain unemployed.


VB retain, keep, hold fast one's own, hold tight one's own, hold fast one's ground, hold tight one's ground, clinch, clench, clutch, grasp, gripe, hug, have a firm hold of, secure, withhold, detain, hold back, keep back, keep close, husband, reserve, have in stock, have on hand, keep in stock, entail, tie up, settle.


VB be late, tarry, wait, stay, bide, take time, dawdle, linger, loiter, bide one's time, take one's time, gain time, hang fire, stand over, lie over, put off, defer, delay, lay over, suspend, table, shift off, stave off, waive, retard, remand, postpone, adjourn, procrastinate, dally, prolong, protract, spin out, draw out, lengthen out, stretch out, prorogue, keep back, tide over, push to the last, drive to the last, let the matter stand over, reserve, temporize, consult one's pillow, sleep on it, lose an opportunity, be kept waiting, dance attendance, kick one's heels, cool one's heels, faire antichambre, wait impatiently, await, sit up, sit up at night.


N region, sphere, ground, soil, area, field, realm, hemisphere, quarter, district, beat, orb, circuit, circle, reservation, pale, compartment, department, clearing, (property) &c 780 (Government), 1 arena, precincts, enceinte, walk, march, patch, plot, parcel, inclosure, close, field, court, enclave, reserve, preserve, street, clime, climate, zone, meridian, latitude, biosphere, lithosphere, territorial, local, parochial, provincial, regional.


N modesty, humility, diffidence, timidity, retiring disposition, unobtrusiveness, bashfulness, mauvaise honte, blush, blushing, verecundity, self-knowledge, reserve, constraint, demureness, blushing honors, modest, diffident, humble, timid, timorous, bashful, shy, nervous, skittish, coy, sheepish, shamefaced, blushing, overmodest, unpretending, unpretentious, unobtrusive, unassuming, unostentatious, unboastful, unaspiring, poor in spirit, out of countenance, reserved, constrained, demure, humbly, quietly, privately, without ceremony, without beat of drum, sans fa, not stepping o'er the bounds of modesty, thy modesty's a candle to thy merit.


N concealment, hiding, occultation, mystification, seal of secrecy, screen, disguise, masquerade, masked battery, hiding place, cryptography, steganography, freemasonry, stealth, stealthiness, sneakiness, obreption, slyness, latitancy, latitation, seclusion, privacy, secrecy, secretness, incognita, reticence, reserve, mental reserve, reservation, arriere pensee, suppression, evasion, white lie, misprision, silence, suppression of truth, underhand dealing, closeness, secretiveness, mystery, latency, snake in the grass, secret, stowaway, concealed, hidden, secret, recondite, mystic, cabalistic, occult, dark, cryptic, cryptical, private, privy, in petto, auricular, clandestine, close, inviolate, tortuous, behind a screen, undercover, under an eclipse, in ambush, in hiding, in disguise, in a cloud, in a fog, in a mist, in a haze, in a dark corner, in the shade, in the dark, clouded, wrapped in clouds, wrapt in clouds, invisible, buried, underground, perdu, secluded, undisclosed &c, untold, covert, untraceable, mysterious, irrevealable, inviolable, confidential, esoteric, not to be spoken of, unmentionable, obreptitious, furtive, stealthy, feline, skulking, surreptitious, underhand, hole and corner, sly, secretive, evasive, reserved, reticent, uncommunicative, buttoned up, close, close as wax, taciturn, secretly, in secret, in private, in one's sleeve, in holes and corners, in the dark, januis clausis, with closed doors, a huis clos, hugger mugger, a la derobee, under the cloak of, under the rose, under the table, sub rosa, en tapinois, in the background, aside, on the sly, with bated breath, sotto voce, in a whisper, without beat of drum, a la sourdine, behind the veil, beyond mortal ken, beyond the grave, beyond the veil, hid from mortal vision, into the eternal secret, into the realms supersensible, into the supreme mystery, in confidence, in strict confidence, in strictest confidence, confidentially, between ourselves, between you and me, between you and me and the bedpost, entre nous, inter nos, under the seal of secrecy, a couvert, underhand, by stealth, like a thief in the night, stealthily, behind the scenes, behind the curtain, behind one's back, behind a screen, incognito, in camera, it must go no further, it will go no further, don't tell a soul, tell it not in Gath, nobody the wiser, alitur vitium vivitque tegendo, let it be tenable in your silence still, background information, deep background information, deep background, background session, backgrounder, not for attribution.

VB conceal, hide, secrete, put out of sight, lock up, seal up, bottle up, encrypt, encode, cipher, cover, screen, cloak, veil, shroud, cover up one's tracks, screen from sight, screen from observation, drawing the veil, draw the curtain, close the curtain, curtain, shade, eclipse, throw a view over, be cloud, be mask, mask, disguise, ensconce, muffle, smother, befog, whisper, keep from, keep back, keep to oneself, keep snug, keep close, keep secret, keep dark, bury, sink, suppress, keep from, keep from out of view, keep from out of sight, keep in the shade, throw into the shade, throw into background, stifle, hush up, smother, withhold, reserve, fence with a question, ignore, keep a secret, keep one's own counsel, hold one's tongue, make no sign, not let it go further, not breathe a word, not breathe a syllable about, not let the right hand know what the left is doing, hide one's light under a bushel, bury one's talent in a napkin, keep in the dark, leave in the dark, keep in the ignorance, blind, blind the eyes, blindfold, hoodwink, mystify, puzzle, bamboozle, be concealed, suffer an eclipse, retire from sight, couch, hide oneself, lie hid, lie in perdu, lie in close, lie in ambush (ambush), seclude oneself, lurk, sneak, skulk, slink, prowl, steal into, steal out of, steal by, steal along, play at bopeep, play at hide and seek, hide in holes and corners, still hunt.

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