American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A natural or artificial pond or lake used for the storage and regulation of water.
- n. A receptacle or chamber for storing a fluid.
- n. An underground accumulation of petroleum or natural gas.
- n. Anatomy See cisterna.
- n. A large or extra supply; a reserve: a reservoir of good will.
- n. Medicine An organism or a population that directly or indirectly transmits a pathogen while being virtually immune to its effects.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A place where anything is kept in store: usually applied to a large receptacle for fluids or liquids, as gases or oils.
- n. Specifically A place where water collects naturally or is stored for use when wanted, as to supply a fountain, a canal, or a city, or for any other purpose.
- n. In anatomy, a receptacle. See receptaculum.
- n. In botany:
- n. One of the passages or cavities found in many plant-tissues, in which are secreted and stored resins, oils, mucilage, etc. More frequently called receptacle.
- n. A seed or any organ of a plant in whieh. surplus assimilated matter (reserve material) is stored up for subsequent use.
- To furnish with a reservoir; also, to collect and store in a reservoir.
- n. In organ-building, same as storage-bellows. See bellows, 3, and organ, 6.
- n. A place where anything is kept in store; especially, a place where water is collected and kept for use when wanted, as to supply a fountain, a canal, or a city by means of aqueducts.
- n. A small intercellular space, often containing resin, essential oil, or some other secreted matter.
- n. A supply or source of something.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A place where anything is kept in store; especially, a place where water is collected and kept for use when wanted, as to supply a fountain, a canal, or a city by means of aqueducts, or to drive a mill wheel, or the like.
- n. (Bot.) A small intercellular space, often containing resin, essential oil, or some other secreted matter.
- n. (Med.) a large quantity of infectious microorganisms resident in animals other than man, potentially capable of being transmitted to humans.
- n. (Med.) a large quantity of infectious microorganisms or parasites resident in animals other than man, potentially capable of being transmitted to humans; especially, such organisms in animals where they do little or no harm to the host.
- n. a large supply or stock of anything which may be rapidly put to use; a reserve.
- n. lake used to store water for community use
- n. tank used for collecting and storing a liquid (as water or oil)
- n. a large or extra supply of something
- n. anything (a person or animal or plant or substance) in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies
- From French réservoir, from réserver ("to reserve, keep"). (Wiktionary)
- French réservoir, from réserver, to reserve, from Old French reserver; see reserve. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“FRANKEN: And, of course, Pryce is claiming that she is going to rely on what she calls a reservoir of goodwill in her district.”
“As of this morning, the Albemarle County Service Authority indicates that the reservoir is at 87% capacity.”
“Most of our parks are what we call reservoir parks - and so is Gowdy - and the thing the public was telling us was, quite frankly, 'If I don't own a boat or I don't fish, what am I going to do at a park?”
“The water reservoir is literally a fraction of an inch wide.”
“I make sure my windshield wiper reservoir is always filled with water and cleaner fluid so my utilization of the washer function does not create a soiled windshield.”
“The reservoir is located some 50 meters from the river Danube, one of Europe's main waterways.”
“Just outside the Hungarian capital, a reservoir is being watched which has potentially similar problems as the one that collapsed in western Hungary in early October, killing at least nine people and injuring over 120 others.”
“The Balimela reservoir is in the district of Malkangiri and the water from the reservoir would be great source for water to Andhar Pradesh.”
“The course at the reservoir is fast with wide-open, sticky corners, bumpy turf and three sections of light, slippery sand.”
“From the start, the Armenian specialists knew their survey would be incomplete, because they had no means of finding out the quantity or dynamics of harmful substances penetrating the reservoir from the Turkish side.”
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