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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.
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. --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
[1913 Webster +PJC]
Hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, which I
have reserved against the time of trouble? --Job
Reserve your kind looks and language for private
3. To make an exception of; to except. [R.]
Contactfirstname.lastname@example.org Specification=RFC 2229