from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Held in reserve; kept back or set aside.
- adj. Marked by self-restraint and reticence. See Synonyms at silent.
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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of reserve.
- adj. Slow to reveal emotion or opinions.
- adj. Set aside for the use of a particular person or party.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. marked by self-restraint and reticence
- adj. set aside for the use of a particular person or party
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