Definition of reserve:

part of speech: noun

That which is reserved: that which is kept for future use: in countries having great standing armies and powerful navies, a part of an army or a fleet reserved to assist those engaged in action: that which is kept back in the mind: mental concealment: absence of freedom in words or actions: caution.

part of speech: verb

To keep back; retain.

part of speech: noun

Something reserved; want of frankness or cordiality.

part of speech: noun

That which is kept in store for future use or for a particular purpose; a tract of land set apart for a special purpose; that which is held back; restraint in speech and manner; the keeping of one's own counsel; funds kept on hand by a bank for emergencies.

part of speech: verb

To keep back: to keep for future or other use: to retain.

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