Adjective reserve has 2 senses
  1. inactive, reserve - not engaged in military action
    Antonym: operational (indirect, via nonoperational)
  2. reserve, spare - kept in reserve especially for emergency use; "a reserve supply of food"; "a spare tire"; "spare parts"
    Antonym: necessary (indirect, via unnecessary)
,Noun reserve has 7 senses
  1. modesty, reserve - formality and propriety of manner
    --1 is a kind of propriety, properness, correctitude
    --1 has particulars: demureness
  2. reserve, backlog, stockpile - something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose
    --2 is a kind of accumulation
    --2 has particulars: bank; fuel level; reserve account, reserve fund
    Derived forms: verb reserve2, verb reserve1
  3. substitute, reserve - an athlete who plays only when another member of the team drops out
    --3 is a kind of athlete, jock
    --3 is a member of bench
    --3 has particulars: bench warmer; pinch hitter
  4. reserve - (medicine) potential capacity to respond in order to maintain vital functions
    --4 is a kind of
    indefinite quantity
    --4 has particulars: pulmonary reserve
  5. reservation, reserve - a district that is reserved for particular purpose
    --5 is a kind of administrative district, administrative division, territorial division
    --5 has particulars: indian reservation; preserve
  6. military reserve, reserve - armed forces that are not on active duty but can be called in an emergency
    --6 is a kind of military, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machine
    --6 has members: reservist
  7. reserve, reticence, taciturnity - the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary
    --7 is a kind of uncommunicativeness
,Verb reserve has 4 senses
  1. reserve - hold back or set aside, especially for future use or contingency; "they held back their applause in anticipation"
    --1 is one way to
    withhold, keep back
    Derived forms: noun reserve2, noun reservation7
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. allow, appropriate, earmark, set aside, reserve - give or assign a share of money or time to a particular person or cause; "I will earmark this money for your research"
    --2 is one way to assign, allot, portion
    Derived form: noun reserve2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  3. reserve - obtain or arrange (for oneself) in advance; "We managed to reserve a table at Maxim's"
    --3 is one way to
    request, bespeak, call for, quest
    Derived forms: noun reservation6, noun reservation4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody something
  4. reserve, hold, book - arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance; "reserve me a seat on a flight"; "The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family"; "please hold a table at Maxim's"
    --4 is one way to request, bespeak, call for, quest
    Derived forms: noun reservation6, noun reservation4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something