Definition of reservation :
1. A clause in an instrument by which some new thing is reserved out of the thing granted, and not in esse before.
2. A proviso.
3. A term of canon law, which signifies that the pope reserves to himself appointment to certain benefices.
4. A tract of the public land reserved for some special use, as for schools, for the use of Indians, etc.
5. Something withheld, either not expressed or disclosed, or not given up or brought forward.
6. The act of reserving, or keeping back; concealment, or withholding from disclosure; reserve.
7. The portion of the sacramental elements reserved for purposes of devotion and for the communion of the absent and sick.
8. The state of being reserved, or kept in store.
restriction, string, backlog, place, room, taciturnity, term, seat, withholding, reserve, reticence, territory, box, ticket, booking, making, badge, retaining, isolation, military reserve, car, second-stringer, stockpile, bus, compunction, license, substitute, stall, Arriere Pensee, scruple, limited, specification, preserve, table, berth, mental reservation, card, train, certain, pass
custody (part of speech: noun)
abeyance (part of speech: noun)
modesty (part of speech: noun)
qualification (part of speech: noun)
unexcitability (part of speech: noun)
detachment, neutrality, apathy, placidity, self-composedness, nonchalance, coolness, impassiveness, staidness, calmness, dispassion, numbness, serenity, composedness, passionlessness, tranquility, cold-bloodedness, aloofness, easygoingness
- I was on the Reservation yesterday. - "Laramie Holds the Range", Frank H. Spearman.
- The Report of the Commissioners of the State Reservation at Niagara lies before me. - "The Niagara River", Archer Butler Hulbert.
- If the rest were sent away, would it not be to some reservation? - "The Plow-Woman", Eleanor Gates.