- cash, or assets readily convertible into cash, held aside, as by a corporation, bank, state or national government, etc., to meet expected or unexpected demands.
- uninvested cash held to comply with legal requirements.
- a fraction of a military force held in readiness to sustain the attack or defense made by the rest of the force.
- the part of a country's fighting force not in active service.
- reserves, the enrolled but not regular components of the U.S. Army.
OTHER WORDS FOR reserve
Idioms about reserve
- without restraint; frankly; freely.
- (of articles at auction) without limitation as to the terms of sale, especially with no stipulated minimum price.
Origin of reserve
synonym study for reserve
OTHER WORDS FROM reservere·serv·a·ble, adjectivere·serve·less, adjectivenon·re·serv·a·ble, adjectivenon·re·serve, noun, adjective
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Other definitions for reserve (2 of 2)
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How to use reserve in a sentence
As far as logistics, we reserve two hours in calendars but we try to hit 90 minutes.Best practices for Zoom board meetings at early-stage startups|Walter Thompson|February 12, 2021|TechCrunch
The difference, Nesbitt said, was that this time the city reserved more than 1,000 of the 2,500 appointments for patients who called to sign up.South Africa and U.K. coronavirus variants detected in D.C.; Maryland to open third mass vaccination site|Erin Cox, Julie Zauzmer, Rachel Chason|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
In communities with large reserves of social capital, people trust their institutions and their neighbors.Researchers identify social factors inoculating some communities against coronavirus|Christopher Ingraham|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
The company will likely begin by allowing a limited number of employees to reserve office space if desired.Publishers look to allay employee fears over a return to the office by offering additional flexibility|Jessica Davies|February 10, 2021|Digiday
Chairlift grazing not only reserves more time for skiing but also can keep you energized throughout the day.
We reserve the right to any legal action to prevent new pranks of the kind.When Countries Lose Their Shit Over American Movies|Asawin Suebsaeng|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Stone, according to Marine officials, served eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.
The actor and police enthusiast reportedly wants to be a reserve officer.LAPD Foundation: Mark Wahlberg Would Make a Good Reserve Cop|Asawin Suebsaeng|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some prisons reserve the dayroom or common area for weddings.
Thank you, Federal Reserve for printing all that money for the past half dozen years.Up to a Point: Thanks to the Biggest Turkey, Uncle Sam|P. J. O’Rourke|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In sorting notes it is necessary to be able readily to distinguish between notes of this bank and notes of other reserve banks.
The dormant accounts most of the banks maintain with the reserve bank are, perhaps, indicative of their attitude toward it.
At the reserve bank they may borrow as a standing right and not as a favor which may be cut off.
She never realized that the reserve of her own character had much, perhaps everything, to do with this.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Customers will do things in the name of the Federal Reserve System which they have never done before.
British Dictionary definitions for reserve (1 of 2)
- something kept back or set aside, esp for future use or contingency
- (as modifier)a reserve stock
- a part of an army or formation not committed to immediate action in a military engagement
- that part of a nation's armed services not in active service
- a portion of capital not invested (a capital reserve) or a portion of profits not distributed (a revenue or general reserve) by a bank or business enterprise and held to meet legal requirements, future liabilities, or contingencies
- (often plural) liquid assets held by an organization, government, etc, to meet expenses and liabilities