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reserves

noun
plural of reserve

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a collection of things kept available for future use or need
  • our fuel reserves are low

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2 a person or thing that takes the place of another
  • when the first brigade fell back in retreat, the commander sent out the reserves to try to hold the line of battle

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3 an interchangeable part or piece of equipment that is kept on hand for replacement of an original
  • don't throw that extra bike chain away, as I want to keep it as a reserve in case the current one breaks

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reserves

verb
present tense third-person singular of reserve

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1 to arrange to have something (as a hotel room) held for one's future use
  • we made sure to reserve a kennel for our dog several months before the start of the family vacation

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2 to continue to have in one's possession or power
  • I'm reserving the right to work by myself if you don't do your share of the project

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3 to keep or intend for a special purpose
  • we must reserve this cup for ceremonial use only

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“Reserves.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/reserves. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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