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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Reserve  \Re*serve"\  (r?-z?rv"),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Reserved}. 
  (z?rvd");p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Reserving}.]  [F.  r['e]server,  L. 
  reservare  reservatum  pref.  re-  re-  +  servare  to  keep  See 
  1.  To  keep  back  to  retain;  not  to  deliver,  make  over  or 
  disclose.  ``I  have  reserved  to  myself  nothing.''  --Shak. 
  2.  Hence  to  keep  in  store  for  future  or  special  use  to 
  withhold  from  present  use  for  another  purpose  or  time;  to 
  keep  to  retain.  --Gen.  xxvii.  35. 
  Hast  thou  seen  the  treasures  of  the  hail,  which  I 
  have  reserved  against  the  time  of  trouble?  --Job 
  Reserve  your  kind  looks  and  language  for  private 
  hours.  --Swift. 
  3.  To  make  an  exception  of  to  except.  [R.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Reserved  \Re*served"\  (-z?rvd"),  a. 
  1.  Kept  for  future  or  special  use  or  for  an  exigency;  as 
  reserved  troops;  a  reserved  seat  in  a  theater. 
  2.  Restrained  from  freedom  in  words  or  actions;  backward,  or 
  cautious,  in  communicating  one's  thoughts  and  feelings; 
  not  free  or  frank. 
  To  all  obliging,  yet  reserved  to  all  --Walsh. 
  Nothing  reserved  or  sullen  was  to  see  --Dryden. 
  --  {Re*serv"ed*ly}  (r?-z?rv"?d-l?),  adv  -- 
  {Re*serv"ed*ness},  n. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  set  aside  for  the  use  of  a  particular  person  or  party  [ant: 
  2:  marked  by  self-restraint  and  reticence;  "was  habitually 
  reserved  in  speech,  withholding  her  opinion"-Victoria 
  Sackville-West  [ant:  {unreserved}] 
  3:  cool  and  formal  in  manner  [syn:  {restrained},  {reticent},  {unemotional}] 

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