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The synonyms of “Reserve” are: allow, appropriate, earmark, set aside, book, hold, put to one side, put aside, lay aside, keep back, retain, keep, secure, make a reservation for, order, arrange in advance, arrange for, defer, postpone, put off, delay, withhold, backlog, stockpile, reservation, reticence, taciturnity, military reserve, second-stringer, substitute, modesty, stock, store, supply, reservoir, pool, fund, bank, accumulation, auxiliaries, reserves, backup, stand-in, relief, replacement, fallback, emergency, national park, animal sanctuary, preserve, conservation area, self-restraint, restraint, qualification, condition, limitation, proviso
Reserve as a Noun
Definitions of "Reserve" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “reserve” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- A body of troops withheld from action to reinforce or protect others, or additional to the regular forces and available in an emergency.
- Armed forces that are not on active duty but can be called in an emergency.
- A district that is reserved for particular purpose.
- A lack of warmth or openness in manner or expression.
- Potential capacity to respond in order to maintain vital functions.
- A reservation for an indigenous people.
- The second-choice team.
- (medicine) potential capacity to respond in order to maintain vital functions.
- An extra player who is a possible substitute in a team.
- Funds kept available by a bank, company, or government.
- Something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose.
- Formality and propriety of manner.
- A member of the military reserve.
- A part of a company's profits added to capital rather than paid as a dividend.
- The trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary.
- A place set aside for special use.
- (in the decoration of ceramics or textiles) an area in which the original material or background colour remains visible.
- An athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced.
- A protected area for wildlife.
- A feeling of doubt qualifying acceptance of a person, statement, or plan.
- A supply of a commodity not needed for immediate use but available if required.
Synonyms of "Reserve" as a noun (35 Words)
|accumulation||The act of accumulating.|
The accumulation of wealth.
|animal sanctuary||A living organism characterized by voluntary movement.|
|auxiliaries||Someone who acts as assistant.|
|backlog||An accumulation of uncompleted work or matters needing to be dealt with.|
The company took on extra staff to clear the backlog of work.
|backup||The procedure for making backup copies of files or other items of data.|
There are long backups on all routes.
|bank||A building in which the business of banking transacted.|
The DJ had big banks of lights and speakers on either side of his console.
|condition||The procedure that is varied in order to estimate a variable s effect by comparison with a control condition.|
For a member to borrow money three conditions have to be met.
|conservation area||The preservation and careful management of the environment and of natural resources.|
|emergency||Arising from or used in an emergency.|
Survival packs were carried in case of emergency.
|fallback||An alternative plan that may be used in an emergency.|
The offering will hit the market after a fallback from record highs.
|fund||A financial institution that sells shares to individuals and invests in securities issued by other companies.|
He had set up a fund to coordinate economic investment.
|limitation||The greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed.|
The limitation of local authorities powers.
|military reserve||The military forces of a nation.|
|modesty||The quality of being relatively moderate, limited, or small in amount, rate, or level.|
Modesty forbade her to undress in front of so many people.
|national park||A person who owes allegiance to that nation.|
|pool||A swimming pool.|
The body lay in a pool of blood.
|preserve||Fruit preserved by cooking with sugar.|
Medicine is no longer a male preserve.
|proviso||A stipulated condition.|
He let his house with the proviso that his own staff should remain to run it.
|qualification||The qualification stage of a sporting event.|
This important qualification needs to be remembered when interpreting the results.
|relief||A method of moulding carving or stamping in which the design stands out from the surface to a greater high relief or lesser low relief extent.|
The coach had broken down and a relief vehicle had taken an hour to arrive.
|replacement||A person or thing that takes the place of another.|
Please stay until we find a replacement for you.
|reservation||A right or interest retained in an estate being conveyed.|
Some generals voiced reservations about making air strikes.
|reserves||Civilians trained as soldiers but not part of the regular army.|
|reservoir||A large natural or artificial lake used as a source of water supply.|
Big oil reservoirs are becoming harder to find.
|restraint||A rule or condition that limits freedom.|
With strings and piano all restraint vanished.
|reticence||The quality of being reticent; reserve.|
The traditional emotional reticence of the British.
|second-stringer||An athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced.|
|self-restraint||Exhibiting restraint imposed on the self.|
|stand-in||Someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult.|
|stock||A portion of a company s stock as held by an individual or group as an investment.|
She owned 3000 worth of stocks and shares.
|stockpile||Something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose.|
A stockpile of sandbags was being prepared.
|store||A large shop selling different types of goods.|
Crates started arriving at the quartermaster s stores.
|substitute||A sports player nominated as eligible to replace another after a match has begun.|
Soya milk is used as a substitute for dairy milk.
|supply||The activity of supplying or providing something.|
The demand for tickets greatly exceeds the supply.
|taciturnity||The trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary.|
Usage Examples of "Reserve" as a noun
- Foreign exchange reserves.
- Playing in the first team has been a big step up after the reserves.
- Part of the marshes has been managed to create a splendid reserve full of birds.
- The men were stationed as a central reserve ready to be transported wherever necessary.
- She trusted him without reserve.
- The army began calling up reserves for combat training.
- She smiled and some of her natural reserve melted.
- A reserve was allocated to the tribe on Bear Island.
- Australia has major coal, gas, and uranium reserves.
- He was reserve hooker for the World Cup team.
- The bank built up a cash reserve of £2bn to meet any run on the bank once the loss was revealed.
Reserve as a Verb
Definitions of "Reserve" as a verb
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “reserve” as a verb can have the following definitions:
- Arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance.
- (in church use) retain (a portion of the consecrated elements) after Mass for communion of the sick or as a focus for devotion.
- Retain for future use.
- Retain or hold (a right or entitlement), especially by formal or legal stipulation.
- Arrange for (a room, seat, ticket, etc.) to be kept for the use of a particular person.
- Refrain from delivering (a judgement or decision) without due consideration or evidence.
- Hold back or set aside, especially for future use or contingency.
- Obtain or arrange (for oneself) in advance.
- Give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause.
- Use or engage in something only in or at (a particular circumstance or time.
Synonyms of "Reserve" as a verb (22 Words)
|allow||Allow the presence of or allow an activity without opposing or prohibiting.|
This short story allows of several different interpretations.
|appropriate||Devote (money or assets) to a special purpose.|
The accused had appropriated the property.
|arrange for||Plan, organize, and carry out (an event.|
|arrange in advance||Make arrangements for.|
|book||Register in a hotel booker.|
Book early to avoid disappointment.
|defer||Postpone the conscription of (someone.|
They deferred the decision until February.
|delay||Cause to be slowed down or delayed.|
Don t delay your application to graduate school or else it won t be considered.
|earmark||Designate (funds or resources) for a particular purpose.|
The cash had been earmarked for a big expansion of the programme.
|hold||Have room for hold without crowding.|
I ll have that coffee now if the offer still holds.
|keep||Look after be the keeper of have charge of.|
Keep my seat please.
|keep back||Keep under control; keep in check.|
|lay aside||Lay eggs.|
|make a reservation for||Form by assembling individuals or constituents.|
|order||Bring order to or into.|
He ordered the anchor dropped.
|postpone||Cause or arrange for (something) to take place at a time later than that first scheduled.|
He postponed implementing the scheme until industry and business were consulted.
|put aside||Arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events.|
|put off||Cause to be in a certain state; cause to be in a certain relation.|
|put to one side||Cause to be in a certain state; cause to be in a certain relation.|
|retain||Continue to have (something); keep possession of.|
I retained a few French words and phrases.
|secure||Seek to guarantee repayment of (a loan) by having a right to take possession of an asset in the event of non-payment.|
The government is concerned to secure the economy against too much foreign ownership.
|set aside||Put into a certain place or abstract location.|
|withhold||Hold back; refuse to hand over or share.|
My employer is withholding taxes.
Usage Examples of "Reserve" as a verb
- We managed to reserve a table at Maxim's.
- A place was reserved for her in the front row.
- Japanese food has been presented as expensive and reserved for special occasions.
- I'll reserve my views on his ability until he's played again.
- The editor reserves the right to edit letters.
- Roll out half the dough and reserve the other half.
- Reserve me a seat on a flight.
Associations of "Reserve" (30 Words)
|appointment||The act of disposing of property by virtue of the power of appointment.|
The appointment had to be approved by the whole committee.
|belong||Have the right personal or social qualities to be a member of a particular group.|
The race belonged completely to Fogarty.
|booking||An act of reserving accommodation, a ticket, etc. in advance.|
It was a rough match with five bookings.
|carry||An act of carrying something from one place to another.|
Nerves carry visual information from the eyes.
|caution||Judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger.|
They let him off with a caution.
|circumspection||The quality of being wary and unwilling to take risks; prudence.|
Circumspection is required in the day to day exercise of administrative powers.
|commissary||A snack bar in a film studio.|
|customer||Someone who pays for goods or services.|
He s a tough customer.
|depository||A facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping.|
Irish libraries became depositories for material from all over the world.
|depot||A place where buses, trains, or other vehicles are housed and maintained and from which they are dispatched for service.|
An arms depot.
|earmark||Give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause.|
This car has all the earmarks of a classic.
|hoard||A stock or store of money or valued objects, typically one that is secret or carefully guarded.|
He hoarded the memory in his heart.
|humbleness||A humble feeling.|
|humility||A humble feeling.|
He needs the humility to accept that their way may be better.
|keep||Keep in a certain state position or activity.|
Today s consumers do not keep the Sabbath.
|lowliness||The state of being humble and unimportant.|
|mall||An alley used for pall mall.|
They spent their weekends at the local malls.
|meekness||A disposition to be patient and long suffering.|
All his best friends make fun of him for his meekness.
|modestly||So as to avoid impropriety or indecency.|
A modestly furnished flat.
|modesty||Formality and propriety of manner.|
Modesty forbade her to undress in front of so many people.
|personality||Disparaging remarks about an individual.|
She has triumphed by sheer force of personality.
|prudence||The quality of being prudent; cautiousness.|
We need to exercise prudence in such important matters.
|reservation||(in the Roman Catholic Church) the action of a superior of reserving to himself the power of absolution.|
The boy s family live on a reservation.
|save||Save from sins.|
The statement was made to save the government some embarrassment.
|service||Perform a service or services for someone.|
They complained of poor bar service.
|shy||(of a plant) not bearing flowers or fruit well or prolifically.|
Otters are very shy animals.
|stock||Provide or furnish with a stock of something.|
A stock item.
|stockpile||Have on hand.|
A stockpile of nuclear weapons.
|store||A computer memory.|
I couldn t store all the books in the attic so I sold some.
|visiting||(of a person) on a visit to a person or place.|
A visiting professor.