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Noun
A supply of a commodity not needed for immediate use but available if required
“Our nation needs to get serious about resourcing its reserves if it's going to rely on them as heavily as it has lately.”
Noun
A lack of warmth or openness in manner or expression
“Due to the after-effects of sun and a bottle of Sancerre, my usual British reserve was sadly lacking.”
Noun
A person or thing that takes the place of another
“In this sport, you always have to have reserves.”
Noun
A protected area for wildlife
“The importance of the reserve for wildlife is acknowledged in its official designation as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.”
Noun
A feeling of doubt qualifying acceptance of a person, statement, or plan
“He had long ago told me that he wanted me to be honest and without reserve when talking to him, and I usually found it difficult.”
Noun
A member of the military reserve
“A squadron leader in the RAF military reserve.”
Verb
Retain for future use
“If some of the marinade is to be used as a sauce on the cooked food, reserve a portion of the marinade before putting raw meat and poultry in it.”
Verb
Hold for future use
“Anyone who wishes to go as a pilgrim must hand in his or her name before the end of January in order to reserve a seat on the pilgrimage.”
Verb
“The appeal is expected to finish today, but the judges will reserve their decision, with judgement expected to be announced within three months.”
Adjective
An extra player who is a possible substitute in a team
“Presently, the reserve team has 11 players under age 21 including seven high school players.”
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