kept or set apart for some particular use or purpose.
kept by special arrangement for some person:
a reserved seat.
formal or self-restrained in manner and relationship; avoiding familiarity or intimacy with others:
a quiet, reserved man.
characterized by reserve, as the disposition, manner, etc.:
retaining the original color of a surface, especially when decorating portions of the surface with other colors.
set aside for use by a particular person or people: this table is reserved
cool or formal in manner; restrained, silent, or reticent
destined; fated: reserved for great things
referring to matters that are the responsibility of the national parliament rather than a devolved regional assembly: defence is a reserved issue
- Reserved occupation
noun 1. (Brit) in time of war, an occupation from which one will not be called up for military service
noun 1. a political power that a constitution reserves exclusively to the jurisdiction of a particular political authority.
- Reserved word
noun 1. a word in a programming language or computer system that has a fixed meaning and therefore cannot be redefined by a programmer
- Reserve force
reserve force n. The energy residing in an organ or in any of its parts above that required for its normal functioning.