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English noun: reserve

1. reserve (attribute) formality and propriety of manner


Synonymsmodesty


Broader (hypernym)correctitude, properness, propriety


Narrower (hyponym)demureness

2. reserve (possession) something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose


Synonymsbacklog, stockpile


Broader (hypernym)accumulation


Narrower (hyponym)bank, fuel level, reserve account, reserve fund

3. reserve (person) an athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced


Synonymssecond-stringer, substitute


Broader (hypernym)athlete, jock


Narrower (hyponym)bench warmer, pinch hitter


Member meronymbench

4. reserve (quantity) (medicine) potential capacity to respond in order to maintain vital functions


Broader (hypernym)indefinite quantity


Narrower (hyponym)pulmonary reserve


Domain categorymedical specialty, medicine

5. reserve (location) a district that is reserved for particular purpose


Synonymsreservation


Broader (hypernym)administrative district, administrative division, territorial division


Narrower (hyponym)Indian reservation, preserve

6. reserve (group) armed forces that are not on active duty but can be called in an emergency


Synonymsmilitary reserve


Broader (hypernym)armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine


Member holonymreservist


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

7. reserve (attribute) the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary


Synonymsreticence, taciturnity


Broader (hypernym)uncommunicativeness


English verb: reserve

1. reserve (possession) hold back or set aside, especially for future use or contingency


SamplesThey held back their applause in anticipation.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)keep back, withhold


Narrower (hyponym)devote

2. reserve (cognition) give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause


SamplesI will earmark this money for your research.
She sets aside time for meditation every day.


Synonymsallow, appropriate, earmark, set aside


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)allot, assign, portion

3. reserve (communication) obtain or arrange (for oneself) in advance


SamplesWe managed to reserve a table at Maxim's.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody something


Broader (hypernym)bespeak, call for, quest, request


Narrower (hyponym)book up


Verb groupbook, hold, reserve

4. reserve (social) arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance


SamplesReserve me a seat on a flight.
The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family.
Please hold a table at Maxim's.


Synonymsbook, hold


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bespeak, call for, quest, request


Narrower (hyponym)hold open, keep, keep open, save


Entailprocure, secure


Verb groupreserve









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