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reserve 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/riˈzərv/,
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reserved, past tense; reserved, past participle; reserves, 3rd person singular present; reserving, present participle;
  1. Refrain from using or disposing of (something); retain for future use
    • - roll out half the dough and reserve the other half
  2. 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
  3. Retain or hold (an entitlement to something), esp. by formal or legal stipulation
    • - the editor reserves the right to edit letters
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. (in church use) Retain (a portion of the consecrated elements) after mass for communion of the sick or as a focus for devotion

Noun
  1. A supply of a commodity not needed for immediate use but available if required
    • - Australia has major coal, gas, and uranium reserves
  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

  3. A member of the military reserve

  4. An extra player who is a possible substitute in a team

  5. The second-string team

  6. Funds kept available by a bank, company, or government
    • - the foreign exchange reserves
  7. A part of a company's profits added to capital rather than paid as a dividend

  8. A place set aside for special use, in particular

  9. An area of land set aside for occupation by an indigenous people

  10. A protected area for wildlife

  11. A lack of warmth or openness in manner or expression
    • - she smiled and some of her natural reserve melted
  12. Qualification or doubt attached to some statement or claim
    • - she trusted him without reserve
  13. (in the decoration of ceramics or textiles) An area that still has the original color of the material or the color of the background


  1. hold back or set aside, especially for future use or contingency; "they held back their applause in anticipation"
  2. modesty: formality and propriety of manner
  3. something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose
  4. allow: give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause; "I will earmark this money for your research"; "She sets aside time for meditation every day"
  5. obtain or arrange (for oneself) in advance; "We managed to reserve a table at Maxim's"
  6. substitute: an athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced
  7. In financial accounting, the term reserve is most commonly used to describe any part of shareholders' equity, except for basic share capital. ...
  8. The act of reserving, or keeping back; reservation; exception; That which is reserved, or kept back, as for future use; A natural resource known to exist but not currently exploited; Restraint of freedom in words or actions; backwardness; caution in personal behavior; A tract of land reserved, ...
  9. (reserves) Plural reserve
  10. Reserved for future use.
  11. (RESERVED) Held for a particular engagement or race. Also, held off the pace.
  12. (Reserved) A value or behavior is unspecified, but it is not allowed to be used by Conforming Documents nor to be supported by Conforming User Agents.
  13. (Reserved) In stock items have shipped and a tracking number has been generated; the order is still open due to backordered items.
  14. (Reserved) One of several statuses that a .eu domain name can have. For more information on the reserved status, see the WHOIS status page.
  15. (Reserved) Unused bits. Set to 0s.
  16. (reserved) Capacity or inventory allocated to a requirement but not yet used.
  17. (reserved) keeping your ideas and thoughts to yourself: "He's reserved, but polite."
  18. the term “reserved” when used in the clause defining the coded bit stream, indicates that the value may be used in the future for ISO defined extensions. Unless otherwise specified within this ETS all “reserved” bits shall be set to “1”.
  19. (Reserves) Materials that have been set aside by a professor for a class to use. These materials are kept behind the Circulation Desk and cannot leave the library.
  20. (Reserves) Material that has been set aside in the Library by an instructor for the use of her students. Reserves may either be available in print/hard copy (ask at the Circulation Desk) or online in the Library Catalog. To locate reserve material, use the Course Reserves search in the catalog. ...
  21. (Reserves) A specific amount of money pre-funded and set aside to assure adequate funds to cover future claims. Both insurance companies and self-insured employers must "reserve" in order to preserve cash-flow and protect solvency.
  22. (Reserves) funds set aside by government for future use. They constitute of a mixture of convertible foreign currency, gold and SDR.
  23. (reserves) Amounts of money set aside by a mortgage company to assure payment of property taxes, homeowners' association dues, and insurance premiums.  The money is kept in an escrow account
  24. (Reserves) Areas of land reserved by the Crown for Aboriginal people in the 19th century. Much of this land was later taken form Aboriginal people again. Until the 1970s the remaining reserves were administered and controlled by government. ...