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reserve

See also: Reserve and réserve

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NounEdit

reserve (plural reserves)

  1. (behaviour) Restriction.
    1. The act of reserving, or keeping back; reservation; exception.
      I accept your view with one reserve.
    2. Restraint of freedom in words or actions; backwardness; caution in personal behavior.
  2. That which is reserved, or kept back, as for future use.
    1. A natural resource known to exist but not currently exploited.
      New oil reserves are continuously being discovered, but not as fast as the existing ones are running out.
    2. 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.
    3. (Canada) A tract of land set apart for the use of an Aboriginal group; Indian reserve (compare US reservation.)
    4. (military) A body of troops kept 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.
    5. (finance) Funds kept on hand to meet planned or unplanned financial requirements.
  3. (social) Something initially kept back for later use in a recreation.
    1. (sports) A member of a team who does not participate from the start of the game, but can be used to replace tired or injured team-mates.
    2. (card games) A group or pile of cards dealt out at the beginning of a patience or solitaire game to be used during play.

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VerbEdit

reserve (third-person singular simple present reserves, present participle reserving, simple past and past participle reserved)

  1. To keep back; to retain.
    We reserve the right to make modifications.
  2. To keep in store for future or special use.
    This cake is reserved for the guests!
    • Jonathan Swift
      Reserve your kind looks and language for private hours.
  3. To book in advance; to make a reservation.
    I reserved a table for us at the best restaurant in town.
  4. (obsolete) To make an exception of; to except.

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PronunciationEdit

Hyphenation: re‧ser‧ve

NounEdit

reserve f, m (plural reserves, diminutive reservetje n)

  1. reserve (that which is reserved, or kept back, as for future use)

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VerbEdit

reserve

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of reservar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of reservar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of reservar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of reservar.