Translation of "reserve" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /rɪˈzɜːv/ us /rɪˈzɜrv/ present participle reserving, past tense and past participle reserved

B1 to arrange to have a seat on a plane, a room in a hotel, etc.

I’d like to reserve two seats on the 9.15 train to Glasgow.

B1 to not allow people to use something because it is only for a particular person or for a particular purpose

This space is reserved for ambulances.
noun uk /rɪˈzɜːv/ us /rɪˈzɜrv/

an amount of something that you keep until it is needed

emergency cash reserves
in reserve

ready to be used if needed

de reserva
I always keep a little money in reserve.

an area of land where animals and plants are protected

We visited a nature reserve in Kenya.

(Translation of “reserve” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /rəˈzəːv/

to ask for or order to be kept for the use of a particular person, often oneself

The restaurant is busy on Saturdays, so I’ll phone up today and reserve a table.

to keep for the use of a particular person or group of people, or for a particular use

These seats are reserved for the committee members.
reservation /rezə-/ noun

the act of reserving

the reservation of a room.

something (eg a table in a restaurant) which has been reserved

Do you have a reservation, Sir?

a doubt.

He has some reservations about the new legislation.

a piece of land set aside for a particular purpose

an Indian reservation in the United States.
reserved adjective

not saying very much; not showing what one is feeling, thinking etc

a reserved manner.
have/keep etc in reserve

to have or keep (something) in case or until it is needed

tener algo de reserva, guardar algo
If you go to America, please keep some money in reserve for your fare home.

(Translation of “reserve” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)