Definition of Reserve:

  1. The amount kept by the insurer in order to be able to cover all his or her debts. This term can also refer to an amount earmarked by the insurer for a specific purpose.

  2. Short for reserve price.

  3. A place set aside for special use.

  4. (in the decoration of ceramics or textiles) an area that still has the original color of the material or the color of the background.

  5. Refrain from using or disposing of (something); retain for future use.

  6. An extra player who is a possible substitute in a team.

  7. A supply of a commodity not needed for immediate use but available if required.

  8. A force or body of troops kept back from action to reinforce or protect others, or additional to the regular forces and available in an emergency.

  9. A lack of warmth or openness in manner or expression.

Synonyms of Reserve

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How to use Reserve in a sentence?

  1. There are areas where land has been put aside for reserves but are now being used for different things.
  2. I did not have enough money to pay the gentlemen so I had to go into my reserve where I kept my extra cash.
  3. Penwork decoration, with designs in reserves on a black background, may itself have first developed within the Tunbridge ware industry.
  4. She smiled and some of her natural reserve melted.
  5. He was reserve hooker for the World Cup team.
  6. No reserve has been set although a price in excess of £3.5 million is expected when the pub is auctioned on November 8.
  7. The men were stationed as a central reserve ready to be transported wherever necessary.
  8. Before we got to the diner, we made sure to reserve a few seats for ourselves, so we would not have to wait in a line.
  9. It is always a good idea to have some spare funds in reserve just in case you ever run into an emergency.
  10. Australia has major coal, gas, and uranium reserves.
  11. Roll out half the dough and reserve the other half.

Meaning of Reserve & Reserve Definition