reserved: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ri-zûrvd'), [key]
— adj.
  1. kept or set apart for some particular use or purpose.
  2. kept by special arrangement for some person: a reserved seat.
  3. formal or self-restrained in manner and relationship; avoiding familiarity or intimacy with others: a quiet, reserved man.
  4. characterized by reserve, as the disposition, manner, etc.: reserved comments.
  5. retaining the original color of a surface, esp. when decorating portions of the surface with other colors.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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