Define: Reserves

UK Accounting Glossary

Definition: Reserves


Quick Summary of Reserves


The claim which owners have on the assets of a company because the company has created new wealth for them over the period since it began.



What is the dictionary definition of Reserves?

Dictionary Definition


  1. behaviour Restriction.
  2. That which is reserved, or kept back, as for future use.
  3. social Something initially kept back for later use in a recreation.

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Synonyms For Reserves


reserve, retains, reservations, pool, spares


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Reserves are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • BusinessDictionary.com
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 23rd December 2018.