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American English: /rəˈzərv/
British English: /rɪˈzəːv/

Translation of reserve in Spanish:


  • 1 countable (stock) gold/oil reserves
    reservas de oro/petróleo
    I'm keeping this money in reserve for emergencies
    este dinero lo tengo reservado or de reserva para cualquier emergencia
    (before noun) reserve gas or (British) petrol tank
    tanque (masculine) or depósito (masculine) (de gasolina) de reserva
    Example sentences
    • The government used to prop up prices by paying farmers to keep land fallow, setting floor prices for some commodities and building stock reserves.
    • If there is a serious disruption in supply, then those reserves will be tapped.
    • He says that while Australia has significant gas reserves, supplies from overseas will be needed in the future.
  • 2 countable 2.1the Reserve (Military)
    Example sentences
    • During the war it housed the reserve troops who would protect the government from invading forces.
    • Those additional officers were provided from the force reserve which is available to ensure we have sufficient organisational flexibility to meet operational demands.
    • He then voluntarily developed and trained a reserve force of assorted Army troops trapped with the Marines.
    also: reserves plural
    reservas (feminine plural)
    Example sentences
    • Attendance allowance is paid to assist a member of the reserves with travel expenses when required to attend a specified place within Australia to render reserve service.
    • If you're a member of the reserves or National Guard, you may be eligible for a new tax deduction this year.
    • Under the U.S. legislation, service with the armed forces is in two periods: the regular forces and the reserve forces.
  • 3 (Sport) (substitute player)
    (before noun) (goalkeeper/referee)
    de reserva
    reserve team
    Example sentences
    • Presently, the reserve team has 11 players under age 21 including seven high school players.
    • It also makes sure the reserve team isn't over-burdened with senior players keeping youngsters out.
    • He progressed to the reserve team and has played senior rugby with the club for the past four seasons.
    Example sentences
    • You have to knuckle down and get on with it, as there were times when I would be the most senior professional playing in the reserves after travelling with the first team and not being involved.
    • Whilst I have been patient during the last two years it has become very repetitive playing in the reserves and I needed to play to prove to myself that I was capable of performing at that level.
    • Only a fool would put a player of his quality in the reserves for two seasons and his manager is no fool.
  • 5 uncountable 5.1 (self-restraint)
    Example sentences
    • Due to the after-effects of sun and a bottle of Sancerre, my usual British reserve was sadly lacking.
    • However, his plans may be derailed by a combination of intrinsically British factors: natural reserve and a reluctance to get up early in the morning.
    • Only Mrs. Martin and her two daughters were present, and just when their caution and reserve were starting to melt, it was time to leave.
    5.2 (qualification) without reserve
    sin reserva
    Example sentences
    • Two game systems from my first article in this series qualify as board game systems without reserve: Orion and the piecepack.
    • The presidential elections, however, showed that public opinion polls and sociologists are not to be trusted without reserve.
    • The new leadership accepted his recommendations without reserve.

transitive verb

  • 1 (book)
    Example sentences
    • Your table is always reserved in the dining room.
    • The closing date for season ticket holders to reserve their seats and get discounted tickets for the friendly match is tomorrow.
    • All seats with tables were reserved - although they seemed empty most of the night.
  • 2 (keep, save)to reserve something (for something)
    reservar or guardar algo (para algo)
    to reserve (one's) judgment the company reserves the right to change …
    la compañía se reserva el derecho de cambiar …
    all rights reserved
    reservados todos los derechos
    Example sentences
    • Then drain the mushrooms, reserving the liquor.
    • Strain, reserving the milk but discarding the garlic and thyme, and mash, adding the cream and milk until fluffy - you may not need all the milk.
    • Drain the pasta, reserving a small amount of the cooking water.
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