Definitions of reserve:
  • noun:   the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary
  • noun:   something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose
  • noun:   (medicine) potential capacity to respond in order to maintain vital functions
  • noun:   formality and propriety of manner
  • noun:   armed forces that are not on active duty but can be called in an emergency
  • noun:   a district that is reserved for particular purpose
  • noun:   an athlete who plays only when another member of the team drops out
  • verb:   hold back or set aside, especially for future use or contingency
  • verb:   arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance
    Example: "Reserve me a seat on a flight"
  • verb:   obtain or arrange (for oneself) in advance
    Example: "We managed to reserve a table at Maxim's"
  • verb:   give or assign a share of money or time to a particular person or cause

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