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noun 
  1. The act of reserving, or keeping back; reservation.
  2. That which is reserved, or kept back, as for future use.
  3. That which is excepted; exception.
  4. Restraint of freedom in words or actions; backwardness; caution in personal behavior.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. A member of a sports team who does not participate from the start of the game, who can be used to replace tired or injured team-mates.
  8. Funds kept on hand to meet liabilities.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: reserve(nl)f
  • French: réservation(fr)f
  • German: Reservieren (1), Reserve (2,6), Reserviertheit (4)
  • Italian: riserva(it)f
  • Spanish: reserva(es)f
verb (reserves, reserving, reserved, reserved)
  1. To keep back; to retain; not to deliver, make over, or disclose.
  2. Hence, to keep in store for future or special use; to withhold from present use for another purpose or time; to keep; to retain.
  3. To make an exception of; to except.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: reserveren(nl)
  • French: réserver(fr)
  • German: reservieren (2)
  • Spanish: reservar(es)

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