reserve noun Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “reserve” - Learner’s Dictionary

reserve

noun     /rɪˈzɜːv/
SUPPLY [C] a supply of something that you keep until it is needed: emergency cash reservesKeeping and storing things
in reserve ready to be used if you need it: I always keep a little money in reserve.Keeping and storing things
QUALITY [U] behaviour that does not show what you are thinking or feelingShy and modestAnxious and worriedNot being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviour
SPORT [C] in sport, an extra player who is ready to play if one of the other players has an injuryCompetitors and participants in sports and gamesReplacing and exchanging
AREA [C] B2 an area of land where animals and plants are protected →  See also nature reserve Animal Dwellings - man-madeAnimal dwellings - naturalZoos and wildlife reserves
(Definition of reserve noun from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “reserve”

Word of the Day

float

a large vehicle with a flat surface that is decorated and used in festivals

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More