What is reserve?

  • (adj): Kept in reserve especially for emergency use.
    Example: "A reserve supply of food"
    Synonyms: spare
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on reserve:

Tobago - Ecology
... The Tobago Forest Reserve (or the Main Ridge Reserve) claims to be the oldest protected forests in the Western world ... It was designated as a protected Crown reserve on April 17, 1776 following representations by Soame Jenyns a Member of Parliament in Britain who had the ...
105 Mile Post Indian Reserve No. 2
105 Mile Post 2 (2006 population 5) is an Indian reserve in the Thompson Country of the Interior of British Columbia, Canada, just west of the town of Ashcroft ... The reserve is administered by the Ashcroft Indian Band of the Nlaka'pamux people ... This Indian Reserve should not be confused with 105 Mile House, which is a locality near 100 Mile House farther north ...
Ynys-hir RSPB Reserve
... Ynys-hir RSPB reserve is a nature reserve of the RSPB situated beside the Dyfi estuary in Ceredigion, Mid Wales between Aberystwyth and Machynlleth ... The reserve covers 550 hectares and includes a variety of habitats extending inland from mudflats and salt marsh through farmland and pools to oak woodland and hillside scrub ... The area was a private estate until it was bought by the RSPB and became a reserve in 1970 ...
Zahamena Reserve
... Zahamena Reserve is a nature reserve in eastern Madagascar. ...
Reserve - Other
... Reserve wine, a wine that specially designated Course reserve, library materials reserved for particular users Dynamic reserve, the set of metabolites that the organism ...

More definitions of "reserve":

  • (noun): Something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose.
    Synonyms: backlog, stockpile
  • (noun): Formality and propriety of manner.
    Synonyms: modesty
  • (verb): Arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance.
    Example: "Reserve me a seat on a flight"
    Synonyms: hold, book
  • (adj): Not engaged in military action.
    Synonyms: inactive
  • (verb): Obtain or arrange (for oneself) in advance.
    Example: "We managed to reserve a table at Maxim's"
  • (verb): Hold back or set aside, especially for future use or contingency.
    Example: "They held back their applause in anticipation"
  • (noun): A district that is reserved for particular purpose.
    Synonyms: reservation
  • (noun): The trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary.
    Synonyms: reticence, taciturnity
  • (noun): An athlete who plays only when another member of the team drops out.
    Synonyms: substitute
  • (noun): (medicine) potential capacity to respond in order to maintain vital functions.
  • (noun): Armed forces that are not on active duty but can be called in an emergency.
    Synonyms: military reserve

Famous quotes containing the word reserve:

    I do not know what right I have to so much happiness, but rather hold it in reserve till the time of my desert.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Mutual repect implies discretion and reserve even in love itself; it means preserving as much liberty as possible to those whose life we share. We must distrust our instinct of intervention, for the desire to make one’s own will prevail is often disguised under the mask of solicitude.
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel (1821–1881)

    If a walker is indeed an individualist there is nowhere he can’t go at dawn and not many places he can’t go at noon. But just as it demeans life to live alongside a great river you can no longer swim in or drink from, to be crowded into safer areas and hours takes much of the gloss off walking—one sport you shouldn’t have to reserve a time and a court for.
    Edward Hoagland (b. 1932)