In reserve

In reserve
Reserve city Reserve city (Banking) In the national banking system of the United States, any of certain cities in which the national banks are required (--U. S. Rev. Stat. sec. 5191) to keep a larger reserve (25 per cent) than the minimum (15 per cent) required of all other banks. The banks in certain of the reserve cities (specifically called {central reserve cities}) are required to keep their reserve on hand in cash; banks in other reserve cities may keep half of their reserve as deposits in these banks (--U. S. Rev. Stat. sec. 5195). [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{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}. (Physiol.) Same as {Supplemental air}, under {Supplemental}. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Reservation; retention; limitation; backwardness; reservedness; coldness; restraint; shyness; coyness; modesty. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • in reserve — ► kept in order to use later if needed: »They do not have money in reserve like many of the bigger companies. »Land should be kept in reserve at the airport for a second runway which could be built by the mid 2020s. Main Entry: ↑reserve …   Financial and business terms

  • in\ reserve — • in store • in reserve adj or adv. phr. 1. Saved up in case of need; ready for use or for some purpose. If the electricity goes off, we have candles in store in the closet. The squirrel has plenty of nuts in store for the winter. Compare: in… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • in reserve — available to be used hold/keep something in reserve: Keep a few pounds in reserve to cover unexpected costs …   English dictionary

  • in reserve — we have four generators in reserve Syn: available, to/on hand, ready, in readiness, set aside, at one s disposal …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • in reserve — available for use if needed. I know how much money I will earn, how much I can spend, and what I need to keep in reserve …   New idioms dictionary

  • in reserve — in stock, in supply, in store …   English contemporary dictionary

  • in reserve — Synonyms and related words: about to be, already in sight, approaching, aside, at hand, back, brewing, by, close, close at hand, coming, forthcoming, future, gathering, going to happen, immediate, imminent, impendent, impending, in anticipation,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • in reserve — phrasal held back for future or special use …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • keep in reserve — index fund, garner, hoard, hold (possess), reserve, set aside (reserve) Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • hold sth in reserve — ► to keep something until a time when it is needed for a particular purpose: »Four million additional tons of grain are held in reserve each month. Main Entry: ↑hold …   Financial and business terms

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