Reserve is defined as to save or secure, particularly for future use.(verb)
An example of to reserve is to call a restaurant and ask them to hold a table for you.
The definition of a reserve is something kept or stored if needed.(noun)
An example of reserve is a money reserve which means cash stored away in case of an emergency.
Reserve means relating to being stored.(adjective)
An example of reserve used as an adjective is a reserve fund which means money being held for future use.
See reserve in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME reserven < OFr reserver < L reservare < re-, back + servare: see observe
See reserve in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb re·served, re·serv·ing, re·serves
Origin: Middle English reserven
Origin: , from Old French reserver
Origin: , from Latin reservāre, to keep back
Origin: : re-, re-
Origin: + servāre, to keep; see ser-1 in Indo-European roots.
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