- plural noun money from profits not paid as dividend, but kept back by a company in case it is needed for a special purpose
- plural noun supplies kept in case of need
- Liquid funds or strategic commodities held by a central bank, government, financial institution or corporation and saved for use in specific circumstances. Many central banks store reserves in various currencies for intervening in the forex market to defend or soften their nation's currency.
- plural noun supplies kept to be used later on if necessary