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Definition 1: the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for reserve in the sense of this definition

(reserve is a kind of ...) the trait of being uncommunicative

Definition 2: formality and propriety of manner - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for reserve in the sense of this definition

(reserve is a kind of ...) correct or appropriate behavior

(... is a kind of reserve ) the trait of behaving with reserve and decorum

Definition 3: armed forces that are not on active duty but can be called in an emergency - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for reserve in the sense of this definition

(reserve belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

(reserve is a member of ...) a member of a military reserve

Definition 4: a district that is reserved for particular purpose - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for reserve in the sense of this definition

(reserve is a kind of ...) a district defined for administrative purposes

(... is a kind of reserve ) a reservation set aside for the use of Indians

(... is a kind of reserve ) a reservation where animals are protected

Definition 5: an athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for reserve in the sense of this definition

(reserve is a kind of ...) a person trained to compete in sports

(... is a kind of reserve ) (sports) a substitute who seldom plays

(... is a kind of reserve ) (baseball) a substitute for the regular batter

(... is a member of reserve) the reserve players on a team

"our team has a strong bench"

Definition 6: something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for reserve in the sense of this definition

(reserve is a kind of ...) (finance) profits that are not paid out as dividends but are added to the capital base of the corporation

(... is a kind of reserve ) a supply or stock held in reserve for future use (especially in emergencies)

(... is a kind of reserve ) the amount of fuel remaining

(... is a kind of reserve ) funds taken out of earnings to provide for anticipated future payments

Definition 7: (medicine) potential capacity to respond in order to maintain vital functions - [noun denoting quantity]

(reserve is a kind of ...) an estimated quantity

(... is a kind of reserve ) the additional volume of air that the lungs can inhale and exhale when breathing to the limit of capacity in times of stress

(reserve belongs to category ...) the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques

Definition 8: give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause - [verb of cognition]

Samples where reserve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I will earmark this money for your research
  • She sets aside time for meditation every day

Synonyms for reserve in the sense of this definition

(reserve is a kind of ...) give out

"We were assigned new uniforms"

Definition 9: obtain or arrange (for oneself) in advance - [verb of communication]

Samples where reserve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We managed to reserve a table at Maxim's

(reserve is a kind of ...) express the need or desire for

"She requested an extra bed in her room" "She called for room service" "when you call, always ask for Mary"

(... is a kind of reserve ) book all available places or tickets

(reserve has a similar meaning as ...) arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance

"reserve me a seat on a flight" "The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family" "please hold a table at Maxim's"

Definition 10: hold back or set aside, especially for future use or contingency - [verb of possession]

Samples where reserve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they held back their applause in anticipation

(reserve is a kind of ...) hold back; refuse to hand over or share

"The father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room"

(... is a kind of reserve ) set aside or apart for a specific purpose or use

"this land was devoted to mining"

Samples where reserve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • reserve me a seat on a flight
  • The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family
  • please hold a table at Maxim's

Synonyms for reserve in the sense of this definition

(reserve is a kind of ...) express the need or desire for

"She requested an extra bed in her room" "She called for room service" "when you call, always ask for Mary"

(... is a kind of reserve ) retain rights to

"keep my job for me while I give birth" "keep my seat, please" "keep open the possibility of a merger"

(reserve implies ...) get by special effort

"He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed"

(reserve has a similar meaning as ...) obtain or arrange (for oneself) in advance

"We managed to reserve a table at Maxim's"

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