Reserved
Reserve Re*serve" (r?-z?rv"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reserved}. (z?rvd");p. pr. & vb. n. {Reserving}.] [F. r['e]server, L. reservare, reservatum; pref. re- re- + servare to keep. See {Serve}.] 1. To keep back; to retain; not to deliver, make over, or disclose. ``I have reserved to myself nothing.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, to keep in store for future or special use; to withhold from present use for another purpose or time; to keep; to retain; to make a reservation[7]. --Gen. xxvii. 35.

Note: In cases where one person or party makes a request to an agent that some accommodation (such as a hotel room or place at a restaurant) be kept (reserved) for their use at a particular time, the word reserve applies both to the action of the person making the request, and to the action of the agent who takes the approproriate action (such as a notation in a book of reservations) to be certain that the accommodation is available at that time. [1913 Webster +PJC]

Hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, which I have reserved against the time of trouble? --Job xxxviii. 22,23. [1913 Webster]

Reserve your kind looks and language for private hours. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

3. To make an exception of; to except. [R.] [1913 Webster]


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