- n formality and propriety of manner
- n something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose
- n an athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced
- n (medicine) potential capacity to respond in order to maintain vital functions
- n a district that is reserved for particular purpose
- n armed forces that are not on active duty but can be called in an emergency
- n the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary
- v hold back or set aside, especially for future use or contingency
- v give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
- v obtain or arrange (for oneself) in advance
We managed to reserve a table at Maxim's
- v arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance
reserve me a seat on a flight
- Before the winter is over reserve requirements will probably be upped a second time.
- The interest rate on reserves did not establish a hard floor on the federal funds rate during the short period between the time that payment of interest on reserves was introduced .
- An annual British Petroleum report claims that the world has enough oil reserves to last 40 more years.
- Ben Bernanke in CNNMoney.com
In general,Bernanke said, "healthy economic growth depends on well- functioning financial markets. Consequently, helping the financial markets to return to more normal functioning will continue to be a top priority of the Federal Reserve."
- Barbara Boxer in CNN International
Dr. Bernanke played a lead role in crafting the Bush administration's economic policies, which led to the current economic crisis,Boxer said. "Our next Federal Reserve chairman must represent a clean break from the failed policies of the...