Dictionary > Reserves

Reserves

reserve
1. (Science: geology) Typically used to describe the amount of a substance which can be extracted from the earth with current technology at current prices. Typically much smaller than resources.
2. That which is reserved, or kept back, as for future use. The virgins, besides the oil in their lamps, carried likewise a reserve in some other vessel for a continual supply. (Tillotson)
3. That which is excepted; exception. Each has some darling lust, which pleads for a reserve. (Rogers)
4. Restraint of freedom in words or actions; backwardness; caution in personal behavior. My soul, surprised, and from her sex disjoined, left all reserve, and all the sex, behind. (prior) The clergyman’s shy and sensitive reserve had balked this scheme. (Hawthorne)
5. A tract of land reserved, or set apart, for a particular purpose.
6. A body of troops in the rear of an army drawn up for battle, reserved to support the other lines as occasion may require; a force or body of troops kept for an exigency.
7. Funds kept on hand to meet liabilities. In reserve, in keeping for other or future use; in store; as, he has large quantities of wheat in reserve; he has evidence or arguments in reserve. Reserve air.
Synonym: reservation, retention, limitation, backwardness, reservedness, coldness, restraint,
3de
shyness, coyness, modesty.
Origin: F. Reserve.


You will also like...

Human gastrointestinal tract
Human Biology – Food and Digestion

This tutorial recognizes the importance of food as a source of energy that will fuel many biological processes. A good d..

Chemical effects on plant growth and development
Effect of Chemicals on Growth & Development in Organisms

Plants and animals need elements, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium for proper growth and developme..

Evolution of Life - Ancient Earth
Evolution of Life – Ancient Earth

Autotrophs flourished, absorbing carbon and light. Soon after, primitive life forms that could assimilate oxygen thrived..

Oligodendrocyte and Schwann cell
The Central Nervous System

Myelin sheath is essential for a faster conductivity of signals. Know more about this feature of some neurons in the Cen..

Lights' Effect on Growth
Lights’ Effect on Growth

This tutorial elaborates on the effect of light on plant growth. It describes how different plants require different amo..

The process of photosynthesis
Photosynthesis – Photolysis and Carbon Fixation

Photosynthesis is the process that plants undertake to create organic materials from carbon dioxide and water, with the ..