money held for contingencies and opportunities a sum of money held by a person or organization to finance unexpected business opportunities.
Related definitions of "reserves"
- See also war chest
money that bank holds for withdrawals the money that a bank holds to ensure that it can satisfy its depositors' demands for withdrawals
profit not distributed plus stock subscriptions in a company balance sheet, the total of profits not yet distributed to shareholders and the amount subscribed for stock in excess of the nominal value