re-serve: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (rē-sûrv'), [key]
— -served, -serv•ing.
- to serve again.
Pronunciation: (ri-zûrv'), [key]
— v., n., adj. -served, -serv•ing,
- to keep back or save for future use, disposal, treatment, etc.
- to retain or secure by express stipulation.
- to set apart for a particular use, purpose, service, etc.: ground reserved for gardening.
- to keep for oneself.
- to retain (the original color) of a surface, as on a painted ceramic piece.
- to save or set aside (a portion of the Eucharistic elements) to be administered, as to the sick, outside of the Mass or communion service.
- cash, or assets readily convertible into cash, held aside, as by a corporation, bank, state or national government, etc., to meet expected or unexpected demands.
- uninvested cash held to comply with legal requirements.
- something kept or stored for use or need; stock: a reserve of food.
- a resource not normally called upon but available if needed.
- a tract of public land set apart for a special purpose: a forest reserve.
- an act of reserving; reservation, exception, or qualification: I will do what you ask, but with one reserve.
- a fraction of a military force held in readiness to sustain the attack or defense made by the rest of the force.
- the part of a country's fighting force not in active service.
- reserves,the enrolled but not regular components of the U.S. Army.
- formality and self-restraint in manner and relationship; avoidance of familiarity or intimacy with others: to conduct oneself with reserve.
- reticence or silence.
- put aside or withheld for a future need; reserved: money in reserve.
- without restraint; frankly; freely.
- (of articles at auction) without limitation as to the terms of sale, esp. with no stipulated minimum price.
- kept in reserve; forming a reserve: a reserve fund; a reserve supply.
- of or pertaining to the animal awarded second place in livestock shows: the reserve champion steer.
- reserve (Thesaurus)
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