American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Held in reserve; kept back or set aside.
- adj. Marked by self-restraint and reticence. See Synonyms at silent.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Kept for another or future use; retained; kept back.
- Showing reserve in behavior; backward in communicating one's thoughts; not open, free, or frank; distant; cold; shy; coy.
- Retired; secluded.
- In decorative art, left of the color of the background, as when another color is worked upon the ground to form a new ground, the pattern being left of the first color.
- Synonyms Excepted, withheld.
- Restrained, cautious, uncommunicative, unsocial, unsociable, taciturn.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of reserve.
- adj. comparable Slow to reveal emotion or opinions.
- adj. not comparable Set aside for the use of a particular person or party.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Kept for future or special use, or for an exigency.
- adj. Restrained from freedom in words or actions; backward, or cautious, in communicating one's thoughts and feelings; not free or frank.
- adj. marked by self-restraint and reticence
- adj. set aside for the use of a particular person or party
“Why is the term reserved for people who ostensibly are otherwise dim?”
“Isn't that a term reserved to describe things like the Maoist revolution in China or text messaging and teenage social behaviors?”
“A "chimpira" is the lowest level of gangster and a term reserved for the most stupid gang members.”
“Still, the stop sign made stop an everyday sight rather than a word reserved for rare occasions and rarified vocabularies.”
““Ari,” he corrects, cutting me off, instructing me to use the name reserved for friends.”
“Yes, five stars, like a General of the Army, the title reserved for war-time use.”
“Sweet Jesus, Mama had used her whole name, a name reserved for serious discussions and trouble.”
“To protect the child from her shame, she insisted on being called Frau Brocker instead of Fräulein, the title reserved for unmarried women.”
“Indian" was the term reserved for the Indians who were still pagans and who still kept up a certain tribal relation.”
“But why is the world ignoring the fact that the now heavily armed rebels are marching on GOVERNMENT for that is their legitimate title under international law positions which unquestionably contain/house/attempt to protect innocent civilians - is such a title reserved only for those NATO wants to bring under its umbrella?”
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