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reserve

2 noun
     
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1

supply

[countable usually plural] a supply of something kept to be used if it is needed:
$10 million in cash reserves
oil reserves
reserve of
Somehow Debbie maintained an inner reserve of strength.
2

in reserve

ready to be used if needed:
We always keep some money in reserve, just in case.
3

personal quality

[uncountable] a quality in someone's character that makes them not like expressing their emotions or talking about their problems [↪ shyness]:
She overcame her own natural reserve.
4

player

[countable]DS an extra player who plays in a team if one of the other players is injured or ill [↪ substitute]
5

team

the reserves

British English a team that plays when the usual team cannot do so
6

military

the reserve

also the reservesPM an extra military force that a country has in addition to its usual army, navy etc which can be used if needed [↪ reservist]
7

for animals/plants

[countable] British English an area of land where wild animals and plants are protected [= reservation AmE, preserve AmE] nature reserve
8

for native americans

[countable] a reservation
9

price

[countable] also reserve priceBBT a price below which something will not be sold, especially in an auction

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