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  Definition of reserve
  1. the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary
  2. formality and propriety of manner
  3. armed forces that are not on active duty but can be called in an emergency
  4. a district that is reserved for particular purpose
  5. an athlete who plays only when another member of the team drops out
  6. something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose
  7. (medicine) potential capacity to respond in order to maintain vital functions
  8. give or assign a share of money or time to a particular person or cause; "I will earmark this money for your research"
  9. obtain or arrange (for oneself) in advance; "We managed to reserve a table at Maxim''s"
  10. hold back or set aside, especially for future use or contingency; "they held back their applause in anticipation"
  11. arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance; "reserve me a seat on a flight"; "The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family"; "please hold a table at Maxim''s"
Similar Words: reticence, taciturnity, modesty, military reserve, reservation, substitute, backlog, stockpile, allow, appropriate, earmark, set aside, hold, book

 

Hyponyms: demureness, indian reservation, preserve, bench warmer, pinch hitter, bank, fuel level, reserve account, reserve fund, pulmonary reserve, book up, devote, keep open, hold open, keep, save

 

Grouped Verbs: hold, book

 

Entailments: procure, secure

 

Member Meronyms: bench

 

Derivational Morphology: substitute, deputize, deputise, step in, sub, stand in, fill in, stock, carry, stockpile, backlog, allow, appropriate, earmark, set aside, hallmark, trademark, stylemark, allowance, reservation, booking

 

Anagrams: reverse

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 儲備 and 保留   Croatian: rezerva  
Dutch: reserve and reserveren   Finnish: varata and varaus  
French: réservation and réserver   German: Reservieren  
Greek: επιφύλαξη   Hungarian: lefoglal and tartalék  
Italian: riserva and riservare   Japanese: 予約する and 予備  
Korean: 예비 and 예약하다   Portuguese: reserva and reservar  
Russian: запас and резервировать   Spanish: reserva and reservar  
Swedish: reserv and reservera  
 
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