Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “capital reserve”

capital reserve

noun [C, usually plural]     ACCOUNTING, FINANCE
an amount of money that a company or organization keeps in a special account for future needs : A lack of capital reserves and operating experience have made the casino project unattractive to lenders . The city has about $23 million in a capital reserve account .
(also undistributable reserve, also non-distributable reserve) the part of a company's profits , produced , for example , by an increase in the value of its assets , that it keeps as capital , and that cannot be given to shareholders as dividends
(Definition of capital reserve noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of capital reserve

More Business English definitions for “capital reserve”

Word of the Day


relating to behaviour between people that is pleasant and friendly, often despite a difficult situation

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More