Origin of reserved
Synonyms for 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.
- 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
Synonyms for reserve
Antonyms for reserve
Related Words for reservedreticent, composed, serene, cautious, soft-spoken, taciturn, quiet, modest, distant, placid, peaceful, aloof, restrained, restricted, prim, retiring, shy, gentle, sedate, collected
Examples from the Web for reserved
Contemporary Examples of reserved
Some seventy-plus countries currently offer some paternity leave or parental leave days reserved for the father.How Good Dads Can Change the World
Gary Barker, PhD, Michael Kaufman
January 6, 2015
Were the reserved Brits ready for the razzmatazz and exposed flesh?I Got Kicked Out Of The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
December 3, 2014
But he also reserved the right to keep certain vulnerabilities close-hold.How Obama Endangered Us All With Stuxnet
November 13, 2014
Cooking and taking care of the rooms – this is an industry that is reserved for women.Cameroonian Women Fighting Sexism With Tourism
November 7, 2014
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
October 26, 2014
Historical Examples of reserved
This entrance was reserved for the judges, the competitors, and the heralds.Buried Cities, Part 2
As he himself meekly intimates, she was reserved for another.The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
He was late at the breakfast and silent and reserved throughout that meal.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
Ah, never had she known for what trials the infant had been reserved!Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
The reserved Englishwoman took up Mr Meagles in his last remark.Little Dorrit
- 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.
"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.