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reserved

[ ri-zurvd ]
/ rɪˈzɜrvd /
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adjective
kept or set apart for some particular use or purpose.
kept by special arrangement for some person: a reserved seat.
formal or self-restrained in manner and relationship; avoiding familiarity or intimacy with others: a quiet, reserved man.
characterized by reserve, as the disposition, manner, etc.: reserved comments.
retaining the original color of a surface, especially when decorating portions of the surface with other colors.
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Origin of reserved

A late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at reserve, -ed2

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British Dictionary definitions for reserved

reserved
/ (rɪˈzɜːvd) /

adjective
set aside for use by a particular person or peoplethis table is reserved
cool or formal in manner; restrained, silent, or reticent
destined; fatedreserved for great things
referring to matters that are the responsibility of the national parliament rather than a devolved regional assemblydefence is a reserved issue

Derived forms of reserved

reservedly (rɪˈzɜːvɪdlɪ), adverbreservedness, noun
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