- kept in reserve; set apart for some purpose, person, etc.
- self-restrained in speech and manner; reticent
Alan reserved the best table in the restaurant as a surprise to his wife for their twentieth wedding anniversary.
- When a seat is saved in the front row, this is an example of a reserved seat.
- A person who doesn't share his emotions is an example of someone who would be described as reserved.
The definition of reserved is saved for someone or some purpose, or is a person who doesn't share his feelings, thoughts or emotions.
- Designated as unavailable except for a certain purpose or user; kept in reserve: a row of reserved seats near the stage.
- Given to or marked by self-restraint and reticence: a reserved person.
- Simple past tense and past participle of reserve.
(comparative more reserved, superlative most reserved)
- She was quiet and reserved for a two year old.
- You've been so reserved lately.
- Alex divided his attention between a very attentive Destiny and a reserved Carmen.
- As he watched, the words reached the page on the right, the one reserved for the Future.
- Mendoza undertook to conquer and settle the territory at his own charges, certain profits being reserved to the crown.