From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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
   1. To keep back; to retain; not to deliver, make over, or
      disclose. "I have reserved to myself nothing." --Shak.
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   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.

   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.
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               Hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, which I
               have reserved against the time of trouble? --Job
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               Reserve your kind looks and language for private
               hours.                             --Swift.
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   3. To make an exception of; to except. [R.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Reserved \Re*served"\ (-z?rvd"), a.
   1. Kept for future or special use, or for an exigency; as,
      reserved troops; a reserved seat in a theater.
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   2. Restrained from freedom in words or actions; backward, or
      cautious, in communicating one's thoughts and feelings;
      not free or frank.
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            To all obliging, yet reserved to all. --Walsh.
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            Nothing reserved or sullen was to see. --Dryden.
      [1913 Webster] -- Re*serv"ed*ly (r?-z?rv"?d-l?), adv. --
      Re*serv"ed*ness, n.
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