- reserve officer,
- reserve officers training corps,
- reserve price,
- reserve tranche,
- reserved list,
- reserved occupation,
- reserved power,
- reserved word,
Origin of reserved
verb (used with or without object), re-served, re-serv·ing.
Origin of re-serve
verb (used with object), re·served, re·serv·ing.
- 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.
Origin of reserve
Examples from the Web for reserved
Some seventy-plus countries currently offer some paternity leave or parental leave days reserved for the father.
Were the reserved Brits ready for the razzmatazz and exposed flesh?I Got Kicked Out Of The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show|Nico Hines|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But he also reserved the right to keep certain vulnerabilities close-hold.
Cooking and taking care of the rooms – this is an industry that is reserved for women.
In the interview, Ponomarev reserved some of his harshest words for Katrina vanden Heuvel, the editor and publisher of The Nation.The Bolshevik Who Thinks ‘The Nation’ Is Too Left Wing|Eli Lake|October 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As those words were said, you might have seen at once why Lady Montfort was called haughty and reserved.What Will He Do With It, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The second Dzan, or reflection, is reserved for the beings occupying the next three seats.The Life or Legend of Gaudama|Right Reverend Paul Ambroise Bigandet
It was reserved for Rationalism to accept and harmonise the double truth, and to wage war against both infallibilities.The Book Of God|G. W. Foote
That must be reserved for future study, perhaps reserved until the time that you enter a particular business.Business English|Rose Buhlig
Instantly the motors were replaced by the picture of a girl whose face was noble and reserved.The Paliser case|Edgar Saltus
- 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
Word Origin for reserve
"guarded" (in manner), c.1600, past participle adjective from reserve (v.). Of seats, tables from 1858.
mid-14c., from Old French reserver "set aside, withhold" (12c.) and directly from Latin reservare "keep back, save up; retain, preserve," from re- "back" (see re-) + servare "to keep, save, preserve, protect" (see observe). Meaning "to book" is from 1935. Related: Reserved; reserving.
"something stored up," 1610s, from reserve (v.) or from French réserve, a Middle French back-formation from reserver. Meaning "self-imposed restraint on freedom of words or actions; habit of keeping back the feelings" is from 1650s.