AskDefine | Define reserves

Dictionary Definition

reserves n : civilians trained as soldiers but not part of the regular army [syn: militia]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. Plural reserve.


  1. third-person singular of reserve

Extensive Definition

Reserve (sometimes Reserves) may refer to:
  • Course reserve, library materials reserved for particular users
  • Dynamic reserve, the set of metabolites that the organism can use for metabolic purposes
  • Reserve clause, in North American professional sports contracts
  • Game reserve, land set aside for maintenance of wildlife for tourism or hunting
  • Fuel reserve, an extra fuel tank, or extra fuel in the main fuel tank
  • Recreation reserve, a park with sporting or other recreational facilities
  • Reserve stockpile, bulk materials reserved for future use
  • Reserved decision, where a judge takes time to review evidence and the law and delivers a decision at a later time
  • Nature reserve, a protected area of importance for wildlife, flora, fauna or features of geological or other special interest,
  • Indian reserve, in Canada, a tract of land reserved for the use and benefit of a band
  • Reserve team, the second team fielded by a sports club, often football-soccer

See also

reserves in German: Reserve
reserves in French: Réserve
reserves in Ido: Rezervajo
reserves in Indonesian: Cadangan
reserves in Italian: Riserva
reserves in Dutch: Reserve
reserves in Japanese: リザーブ
reserves in Polish: Rezerwat
reserves in Portuguese: Reserva
reserves in Russian: Резерв
reserves in Finnish: Reservi
reserves in Volapük: Reserve

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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