Part of speech: verb

To hold or keep back; except.

Part of speech: noun

That whichis reserved; a body of troops held for emergencies.

Part of speech: noun

Silence or reticence.

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Usage examples "reserve":

  1. I wished to reserve myself for the night. - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
  2. " So it is, every word of it," cried Frank, hurried out of all reserve by excitement. - "Springhaven A Tale of the Great War", R. D. Blackmore.
  3. Lady Loring was so shocked at what he said to her on the subject, that she has only repeated it to me with a certain reserve. - "The Black Robe", Wilkie Collins.