verb (used with object), reserved, reserving.
to keep back or save for future use, disposal, treatment, etc.
to retain or secure by express stipulation.
to set apart for a particular use, purpose, service, etc.:
ground reserved for gardening.
to keep for oneself.
to retain (the original color) of a surface, as on a painted ceramic piece.
to save or set aside (a portion of the Eucharistic elements) to be administered, as to the sick, outside of the Mass or communion service.
something kept or stored for use or need; stock:
a reserve of food.
a resource not normally called upon but available if needed.
a tract of public land set apart for a special purpose:
a forest reserve.
an act of reserving; reservation, exception, or qualification:
I will do what you ask, but with one reserve.
formality and self-restraint in manner and relationship; avoidance of familiarity or intimacy with others:
to conduct oneself with reserve.
reticence or silence.
kept in reserve; forming a reserve:
a reserve fund; a reserve supply.
of or relating to the animal awarded second place in livestock shows:
the reserve champion steer.
in reserve, put aside or withheld for a future need; reserved:
money in reserve.
to keep back or set aside, esp for future use or contingency; withhold
to keep for oneself; retain: I reserve the right to question these men later
to obtain or secure by advance arrangement: I have reserved two tickets for tonight’s show
to delay delivery of (a judgment), esp in order to allow time for full consideration of the issues involved
the state or condition of being reserved: I have plenty in reserve
a tract of land set aside for the protection and conservation of wild animals, flowers, etc: a nature reserve
(Canadian) Also called reservation. an area of land set aside, esp (in the US and Canada) for American or Canadian Indian peoples
(Austral & NZ) an area of publicly owned land set aside for sport, recreation, etc
the act of reserving; reservation
a member of a team who only plays if a playing member drops out; a substitute
coolness or formality of manner; restraint, silence, or reticence
without reserve, without reservations; fully; wholeheartedly
mid-14c., from Old French reserver “set aside, withhold” (12c.) and directly from Latin reservare “keep back, save up; retain, preserve,” from re- “back” (see re-) + servare “to keep, save, preserve, protect” (see observe). Meaning “to book” is from 1935. Related: Reserved; reserving.
“something stored up,” 1610s, from reserve (v.) or from French réserve, a Middle French back-formation from reserver. Meaning “self-imposed restraint on freedom of words or actions; habit of keeping back the feelings” is from 1650s.
reserve re·serve (rĭ-zûrv’)
v. re·served, re·serv·ing, re·serves
Something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose. adj.
[in-rez-i-duh ns] /ɪnˈrɛz ɪ dəns/ adjective 1. assigned to a staff position in an institution such as a college or university, while allowed sufficient time to pursue one’s own professional work, study, or research (usually used in combination): a poet-in-residence at the university.
- In respect to
Also, with respect to . See in regard to
1. Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews.
1. Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews. abbreviation 1. Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum (the inscription placed over Christ’s head during the Crucifixion) Latin Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum (Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews)