1) ADJ-GRADED Someone who is reserved keeps their feelings hidden.

He was unemotional, quite quiet, and reserved...

Even though I'm quite a reserved person, I like meeting people.

2) ADJ A table in a restaurant or a seat in a theatre that is reserved is being kept for someone rather than given or sold to anyone else.

Seats, or sometimes entire tables, were reserved.

English dictionary. 2008.


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  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Restrained from freedom in words or actions; backward, or cautious, in communicating one s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reserved — [adj1] silent, unsociable; constrained aloof, backward, bashful, cautious, ceremonious, close, close mouthed, cold*, collected, composed, conventional, cool, demure, diffident, distant, eremitic, formal, frigid, gentle, icy*, mild, misanthropic,… …   New thesaurus

  • reserved — index diffident, discreet, formal, guarded, inarticulate, laconic, mute, noncommittal, private ( …   Law dictionary

  • reserved — *silent, reticent, uncommunicative, taciturn, secretive, close, close lipped, closemouthed, tight lipped Analogous words: aloof, detached, uninterested, disinterested (see INDIFFERENT): *shy, diffident, modest, bashful: formal, ceremonious,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • reserved — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ slow to reveal emotion or opinions. DERIVATIVES reservedly adverb reservedness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • reserved — [ri zʉrvd′] adj. 1. kept in reserve; set apart for some purpose, person, etc. 2. self restrained in speech and manner; reticent reservedly [rizʉr′vid lē] adv. reservedness n …   English World dictionary

  • reserved — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ▪ She seems very reserved. ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc …   Collocations dictionary

  • reserved — adjective 1 unwilling to express your emotions or talk about your problems: Ellen was a shy, reserved girl. 2 kept specially to be used by one particular person: I m sorry, but this seat s reserved. | reserved parking spaces (+ for): The front… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Reserved — 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 {Serve}.] 1. To keep back; to retain; not to deliver, make over, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reserved — adj. restrained, reticent 1) reserved about 2) reserved towards, with * * * [rɪ zɜːvd] with [ restrained, reticent ] reserved about reserved towards …   Combinatory dictionary

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