Translation of reserve in Spanish:


reserva, n.

Pronunciation /rɪˈzəːv//rəˈzərv/


  • 1

    reserva feminine
    gold/oil reserves reservas de oro/petróleo
    • before noun reserve gas / (British) petrol tank depósito (de gasolina) de reserva
    • The government used to prop up prices by paying farmers to keep land fallow, setting floor prices for some commodities and building stock reserves.
    • Officials from the Department of Trade and Industry are visiting the colliery to talk to union leaders and to see for themselves the coal reserves still in the mine.
    • Our uranium reserves will sustain us for hundreds of years as carbon fuels dwindle.
    • If there is a serious disruption in supply, then those reserves will be tapped.
    • The world is competing for dwindling oil reserves, water supplies and other resources; it is a time when rational minds will be needed to build a better world.
    • The Europeans did not have substantial petroleum reserves and immediately sought an alternative fuel that could be produced at home from renewable sources.
    • Stockpiles of grains continue to decline, says the ministry, but it believes supply will meet demand through imports and releases from state reserves.
    • The ‘investment aid’ money is for opening up new coal reserves in viable coal mines where development is shown to be profitable.
    • Huge reserves of uranium barely keep the economy afloat.
    • Uranium reserves are also plentiful, and Australia is the world's largest supplier.
    • Of course, there are many of us who cannot do this, but those who can will find, if a strain is put at any time on local supplies, that such reserves will not only be a convenience to themselves but will help their neighbours.
    • He says that while Australia has significant gas reserves, supplies from overseas will be needed in the future.
    • Only for brief periods in 1942 and 1944 did the UK draw on its reserves of key commodities; in all other years imports outpaced consumption.
    • Part of the problem, he explains, is that the data available on oil reserves and production estimates is not very reliable.
    • Proven global reserves of carbon-based energy resources are at an all-time high.
    • Also, a firmer currency would make it cheaper for the country to amass oil reserves and other commodities.
    • Our nation needs to get serious about resourcing its reserves if it's going to rely on them as heavily as it has lately.
    • There is considerable mineral wealth, particularly oil reserves, silver, and zinc, as well as uranium and copper, not all of which has been fully exploited.
    • It is estimated that Niger has 10 percent of the world's uranium reserves.
    • The estimated total of all conventional uranium reserves is thought to be sufficient for about 200 years at the current rate of consumption.
  • 2

    • 2.1

      the Reserve la reserva
      • They could, however, bring in fresh forces from the reserves to maintain battle-worthiness.
      • Those additional officers were provided from the force reserve which is available to ensure we have sufficient organisational flexibility to meet operational demands.
      • An additional battalion was made available for ‘corps use,’ and another battalion as an artillery reserve for the army.
      • During the war it housed the reserve troops who would protect the government from invading forces.
      • He then voluntarily developed and trained a reserve force of assorted Army troops trapped with the Marines.

    • 2.2reserves pluralMilitary

      reservas feminine
      • It comprises 500 members of the regular and reserve forces who would support the emergency services and local authorities in a major emergency.
      • There are, in addition, reserves, regular and volunteer, for the other services.
      • Under the U.S. legislation, service with the armed forces is in two periods: the regular forces and the reserve forces.
      • Attendance allowance is paid to assist a member of the reserves with travel expenses when required to attend a specified place within Australia to render reserve service.
      • If you're a member of the reserves or National Guard, you may be eligible for a new tax deduction this year.

  • 3

    (substitute player)
    reserva masculine
    suplente masculine
    (referee/goalkeeper) (before noun) de reserva
    reserve team reserva feminine
    • The 27-year-old has been given a week's trial and is likely to get a chance to impress in a reserve team game.
    • Presently, the reserve team has 11 players under age 21 including seven high school players.
    • Only a fool would put a player of his quality in the reserves for two seasons and his manager is no fool.
    • Whilst I have been patient during the last two years it has become very repetitive playing in the reserves and I needed to play to prove to myself that I was capable of performing at that level.
    • He marked his reserve team debut against Sunderland with the winning goal.
    • He progressed to the reserve team and has played senior rugby with the club for the past four seasons.
    • It also makes sure the reserve team isn't over-burdened with senior players keeping youngsters out.
    • We can watch him hopefully progress through the reserves and into the first team and feel part of his success.
    • They regularly buy first team choice players and put them in the reserves or on the bench.
    • You have to knuckle down and get on with it, as there were times when I would be the most senior professional playing in the reserves after travelling with the first team and not being involved.
  • 4

    coto masculine
    reserva feminine
    game reserve coto de caza masculine
    • nature reserve reserva natural
    • While Ojibwa reserves are also found in Ontario and Saskatchewan, this account stresses their history in the United States.
    • This is why many Natives leave reserves for the city.
    • An Orkney woman has been made an honorary Cree Indian, after visiting distant relatives on a reserve in Canada recently.
    • Although the United States had granted the Indians title to the hunting reserve, the government had never intended them to live there year-round.
    • Social and economic problems on reserves and among urban natives exacerbate the situation.
    • The cigarettes were then allegedly sold to smugglers and brought illegally into Canada through native reserves and border checkpoints.
    • They say there's no evidence that native reserves were revoked to achieve such a purpose, and no evidence of suppressing or curtailing Aboriginal customs and rites.
    • During this decade Kurt and his family lived on a reserve and immersed themselves in Native culture.
    • To attain individual private property, Kanaks must buy land or real estate outside the reserves.
    • Pursuing missionary work among the Aborigines, he established a native reserve at Poonindie, near Port Lincoln in SA.
    • The department established two agency farms near the proposed reserves and in 1880 appointed an Indian agent at Fort Walsh.
    • It will be touring the province's reserves, settlements and native communities.
    • However, they were greeted by a two-kilometre roadblock of residents from Quebec, New Brunswick and the nearby native reserves.
    • But it should not be beyond the wit of the Government and its advisers to create an Aboriginal title to land on Aboriginal reserves in the Northern Territory.
    • We would say that, on the creation of the reserve, any native title right to occupy such an area of land simply could not be enforced.
    • The plight of native reserves has long been known in various departments at the federal and provincial levels of government.
    • Native Lands attempts to protect indigenous land holdings and reserves.
  • 5

    • 5.1(self-restraint)

      reserva feminine
      cautela feminine
      • However, his plans may be derailed by a combination of intrinsically British factors: natural reserve and a reluctance to get up early in the morning.
      • His natural reserve has probably served to disarm any possible tensions in a dressing-room with as many notable egos.
      • Only Mrs. Martin and her two daughters were present, and just when their caution and reserve were starting to melt, it was time to leave.
      • But, as Beth entered, the pity in her eyes melted Alicia's cool reserve and she dissolved into a crumpled heap on her bed.
      • Valentine's Day sanctions gestures and words of affection in a culture otherwise characterized by public and private reserve.
      • By comparison, Cody's day job is a bastion of reserve and decorum.
      • So certainly there is a degree of reserve, there is a degree of suspicion.
      • Like all of us he had been thrown in at the deep end with this stupid rowing idea, but he seemed to really try his hardest to do the best he could, despite his natural reserve.
      • He also notices that the townspeople all respect Ethan's reserve and solitude.
      • Student actors had to overcome any natural reserve for their raunchy roles in a new stage play in Manchester.
      • Davis, a man of much dignity and reserve, has not written a kiss-and-tell book.
      • One can understand the sense of reserve being expressed.
      • Due to the after-effects of sun and a bottle of Sancerre, my usual British reserve was sadly lacking.
      • Her looks are an imperishable benchmark of beauty, her glacial reserve is viewed as a sophisticated enticement.
      • Some of the portraits, such as that of Evolution, radiate an enthusiastic cheer; other groups gaze into the camera with more detachment, dignity and reserve.
      • She's such a fascinating mix of beauty, brains, class, warmth, and reserve.

    • 5.2(qualification)

      without reserve sin reserva
      • He had long ago told me that he wanted me to be honest and without reserve when talking to him, and I usually found it difficult.
      • But oath-taking, though important, was expressly presented in the body of the work as adding nothing to the force of contracts, so this argument must be treated with some reserve.
      • And we may be nervous but we are also ready, so I'm looking forward to it unashamedly, without reserve.
      • The boy was sobbing now as he spoke in disjointed thoughts, tears streaming to his cheeks without reserve, having to catch his breath between sentences.
      • The new leadership accepted his recommendations without reserve.
      • The country has been grievously wronged and it must be supported wholeheartedly and without reserve.
      • ‘It is certainly possible to apply economics to traditional societies,’ he proclaims without reserve.
      • Whatever they ask for they should be given without question, without reserve.
      • Above all we expect to be able to judge it without reserve.
      • Were anyone to make such claims nowadays, they would be treated with considerable reserve, not to say great scepticism.
      • The presidential elections, however, showed that public opinion polls and sociologists are not to be trusted without reserve.
      • Although he fitted the stereotype, his readiness to talk without reserve was untypical.
      • We should, nonetheless, be sceptical when she says that she thought everyone should devote him or herself without reserve.
      • I think I'd like the whole album, without reserve, if those dance beats weren't thrown in.
      • Two game systems from my first article in this series qualify as board game systems without reserve: Orion and the piecepack.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (seat/table/room) reservar
    • Anyone who wishes to go as a pilgrim must hand in his or her name before the end of January in order to reserve a seat on the pilgrimage.
    • Its usually a good idea to ring ahead and reserve a ticket, as seating space is often limited.
    • Vaughan finishes his coffee and follows me down the platform into the first-class carriage, where I've reserved two seats.
    • I reserved a room there for Tanya, whom I had just met.
    • Other services to be offered may include reserving cinema tickets and paying mobile phone bills.
    • The number of people reserving hotel rooms is higher than that in the same period last year.
    • However, season ticket-holders, who wish to reserve their normal seat will have to buy that ticket before the match.
    • She also invited people to contact her office to reserve seats.
    • Your table is always reserved in the dining room.
    • The train is fast and quiet and there are plenty of nice little touches, like digital signs indicating if the seat is reserved or not.
    • If you are interested in reserving a space or would like to receive further information, please complete the form below.
    • All seats with tables were reserved - although they seemed empty most of the night.
    • He found himself separated from his spouse by two seats, despite having reserved the seats much in advance.
    • The closing date for season ticket holders to reserve their seats and get discounted tickets for the friendly match is tomorrow.
    • How do you reserve a hotel room at a place that is miles away?
    • A woman passenger reserved her ticket in advance and picked it up yesterday morning, but the airline didn't tell her about the cancellation.
    • Seats are not reserved so the advice is to come early.
    • She always managed to reserve two seats for us at the bar.
    • You can also use the site to reserve hotel rooms or rent cars.
    • The only advice from Peter and Rebekka is to book now to reserve a seat.
  • 2

    (keep, save)
    to reserve sth for sth reservar / guardar algo para algo
    • to reserve (one's) judgment reservarse la opinión
    • the company reserves the right to change … la compañía se reserva el derecho de cambiar …
    • Remove the chicken from the casserole on to a large platter, reserving the cooking liquid.
    • Drain the pasta, reserving a few spoonfuls of the cooking water, and add the pasta to the sauce, tossing well.
    • Meanwhile, cook the noodles as per pack instructions, then drain, reserving some of the cooking liquid.
    • Strain, reserving the milk but discarding the garlic and thyme, and mash, adding the cream and milk until fluffy - you may not need all the milk.
    • The cheese used on top to form the crust would have to contain the greatest amount of fat in the dish, so I reserved half of the low-fat cheese to use there.
    • Then drain the mushrooms, reserving the liquor.
    • Drain the pineapple, reserving the juice, and stir into the pork mixture.
    • If a marinade is to be used later for basting or for serving as a sauce, reserve a portion of it before adding the beef.
    • Remove from the heat, leave to cool in the pan and then strain, reserving the stock.
    • Add the stock, bay leaves and parsley reserving a small amount of parsley for garnish.
    • When cool enough to handle, remove seeds, scoop out flesh, reserving skins for later use.
    • Drain the pasta, reserving a small amount of the cooking water.
    • Reserve the rest of the rice and beans in a microwavable bowl or plastic container along with the leftover fajita mix, and use it for tomorrow's lunch.
    • If some of the marinade is to be used as a sauce on the cooked food, reserve a portion of the marinade before putting raw meat and poultry in it.
    • Remove the stalks from the parsley and finely chop them, reserving the leaves for later.