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rɪˈzəːv Listen
  • retain for future use.
    E.g. roll out half the dough and reserve the other half
  • arrange for (a room, seat, ticket, etc.) to be kept for the use of a particular person.
    E.g. a place was reserved for her in the front row
  • refrain from delivering (a judgement or decision) without due consideration or evidence.
    E.g. I'll reserve my views on his ability until he's played again
  • a supply of a commodity not needed for immediate use but available if required.
    E.g. Australia has major coal, gas, and uranium reserves
  • a body of troops withheld from action to reinforce or protect others, or additional to the regular forces and available in an emergency.
    E.g. the men were stationed as a central reserve ready to be transported wherever necessary
  • an extra player who is a possible substitute in a team.
    E.g. he was reserve hooker for the World Cup team
  • a place set aside for special use.
  • a lack of warmth or openness in manner or expression.
    E.g. she smiled and some of her natural reserve melted
  • short for reserve price.
  • (in the decoration of ceramics or textiles) an area in which the original material or background colour remains visible.

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