Definition of Reserves:

  1. Accounting: (1) Net worth of a firm over the amount realized from issuance of stock (shares) and arising from retained profits, revaluation of assets, and other surplus sums. (2) Part of retained earnings set aside for a specified purpose and, hence, unavailable for disbursement as dividends.

  2. A place set aside for special use.

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

  4. Banking: Funds set aside for (1) day to day operations (called primary reserves), or (2) meeting emergency liquidity requirements (called secondary reserves).

  5. Retain for future use.

  6. Short for reserve price.

  7. (in the decoration of ceramics or textiles) an area in which the original material or background colour remains visible.

  8. Refrain from delivering (a judgement or decision) without due consideration or evidence.

  9. Energy industries: Computed or estimated quantity of hydrocarbons or minerals that can be extracted from known fields at an economical cost. The major classifications of reserves according to the level of confidence in the estimate are: (1) Proven: Extensively sampled reserved estimated from seismic data and exploratory holes drilled. (2) Recoverable: Estimated from reservoir pressure and density of strata. (3) Probable: Rough estimate of quantity and quality of the item. Also called indicated reserves. (4) Possible: Estimate based on unverified existence. Also called inferred reserves.

  10. A body of troops withheld from action to reinforce or protect others, or additional to the regular forces and available in an emergency.

  11. General: Funds or material set aside or saved for future use.

  12. Arrange for (a room, seat, ticket, etc.) to be kept for the use of a particular person.

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

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

Synonyms of Reserves

Book, Make a reservation for, Order, Arrange in advance, Arrange for, Prearrange for, Secure, Put to one side, Put aside, Set aside, Lay aside, Keep back, Reticence, Self-restraint, Restraint, Self-containment, Stock, Store, Supply, Stockpile, Reservoir, Pool, Fund, Bank, Accumulation, Swiss bank account, US Army Reserve, US Naval Reserve, Agent, Alternate, Alternative, Analogy, Army reserves, Assets, Auxiliaries, Backlog, Backup, Balance, Bank account, Bottom dollar, Budget, Cache, Cash reserves, Cast, Change, Changeling, Checking account, Command of money, Company, Comparison, Complement, Copy, Counterfeit, Crew, Deputy, Double, Dummy, Eight, Eleven, Equal, Equivalent, Ersatz, Exchange, Exchequer, Fake, Fill-in, Finances, First string, First team, Five, Fund, Funds, Ghost, Ghostwriter, Home defense army, Home reserves, Imitation, Kitty, Landwehr, Life savings, Locum tenens, Makeshift, Means, Metaphor, Metonymy, Moneys, Nest egg, Next best thing, Nine, Organized reserves, Pecuniary resources, Personnel, Phony, Pinch hitter, Platoon, Pocket, Pool, Proxy, Purse, Reinforcements, Relief, Replacement, Representative, Reserve, Reserve forces, Reserve fund, Reserve supply, Reservoir, Resource, Resources, Ringer, Rowing crew, Savings, Savings account, Second string, Second team, Secondary, Sign, Sinking fund, Something in reserve, Spares, Squad, Stand-in, Stockpile, String, Sub, Substance, Substituent, Substitute, Substitution, Succedaneum, Superseder, Supplanter, Supplementary reserves, Support, Surrogate, Symbol, Synecdoche, Team, Territorial reserves, Third string, Token, Treasure, Understudy, Unexpended balance, Unregistered bank account, Utility player, Varsity, Vicar, Vice-president, Vice-regent, Wherewithal, Defer, Postpone, Put off, Delay, Withhold, Substitute, Stand-in, Second-string, Relief, Replacement, Fallback, Emergency, Additional troops, Fresh troops, Additional police, Supplementaries, Auxiliaries, Reserves

How to use Reserves in a sentence?

  1. She smiled and some of her natural reserve melted.
  2. The reserves available were increasing and this was a valuable resource in the future as we needed to use them.
  3. The men were stationed as a central reserve ready to be transported wherever necessary.
  4. A place was reserved for her in the front row.
  5. Australia has major coal, gas, and uranium reserves.
  6. You should also keep enough cash in your reserves to be able to take advantage of a price drop if it happens.
  7. They were still in spring training, so most of the players on the field were the reserves and not the starters.
  8. Ill reserve my views on his ability until hes played again.
  9. He was reserve hooker for the World Cup team.
  10. No reserve has been set although a price in excess of £3.5 million is expected when the pub is auctioned on November 8.
  11. Roll out half the dough and reserve the other half.
  12. There are areas where land has been put aside for reserves but are now being used for different things.
  13. Penwork decoration, with designs in reserves on a black background, may itself have first developed within the Tunbridge ware industry.

Meaning of Reserves & Reserves Definition