- refrain from using or disposing of (something); retain for future use；arrange for (a room, seat, ticket, etc.) to be kept for the use of a particular person and not given to anyone else
- a supply of a commodity not needed for immediate use but available if required；funds kept available by a bank, company, or government
noun: reserve, plural noun: reserves
- 1. refrain from using or disposing of (something); retain for future use roll out half the dough and reserve the other half 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ arrange for (a room, seat, ticket, etc.) to be kept for the use of a particular person and not given to anyone else a place was reserved for her in the front row 同義詞
- ▪ retain or hold (an entitlement to something), especially by formal or legal stipulation the editor reserves the right to edit letters 同義詞
- ▪ refrain from delivering (a judgment or decision) immediately or without due consideration or evidence I'll reserve my views on his ability until he's played again 同義詞
- ▪ use or engage in something only in or at (a particular circumstance or time) Japanese food has been presented as expensive and reserved for special occasions
- ▪ (in church use) retain (a portion of the consecrated elements) after mass for communion of the sick or as a focus for devotion.
- 1. a supply of a commodity not needed for immediate use but available if required Australia has major coal, gas, and uranium reserves 同義詞
- ▪ funds kept available by a bank, company, or government the foreign exchange reserves
- ▪ a part of a company's profits added to capital rather than paid as a dividend the bank built up a cash reserve of $2bn to meet any run on the bank once the loss was revealed
- 2. a force or body of troops kept back from action to reinforce or protect others, or additional to the regular forces and available in an emergency the men were stationed as a central reserve ready to be transported wherever necessary
- ▪ a member of the military reserve the army began calling up reserves for combat training 同義詞
- 3. an extra player who is a possible substitute in a team he was reserve hooker for the World Cup team
- ▪ the second-string team playing in the first team has been a big step up after the reserves
- 4. a place set aside for special use.
- ▪ a reservation for an indigenous people a reserve was allocated to the tribe on Bear Island
- ▪ a protected area for wildlife part of the marshes has been managed to create a splendid reserve full of birds 同義詞
- 5. a lack of warmth or openness in manner or expression she smiled and some of her natural reserve melted 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ qualification or doubt attached to some statement or claim she trusted him without reserve 同義詞
- 6. short for reserve price
- 7. (in the decoration of ceramics or textiles) an area that still has the original color of the material or the color of the background.