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Meaning of RESERVOIR

Pronunciation:  'rezur`vwar

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  tank used for collecting and storing a liquid (as water or oil)
  2. [n]  lake used to store water for community use
  3. [n]  a large or extra supply of something; "a reservoir of talent"

RESERVOIR is a 9 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: artificial lake
 See Also: cistern, lake, storage tank, sump, supply, tank, water, water supply, water system, water tower



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Res"er*voir`\ (r[e^]z"[~e]r*vw[^o]r`; 277), n. [F.
r['e]servoir, fr. LL. reservatorium. See {Reservatory}.]
1. 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.

2. (Bot.) A small intercellular space, often containing
   resin, essential oil, or some other secreted matter.

{Receiving reservoir} (Water Works), a principal reservoir
   into which an aqueduct or rising main delivers water, and
   from which a distributing reservoir draws its supply.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a filled reservoir in your dream, symbolizes stored up or repressed emotions. Seeing an empty reservoir in your dream indicates that you have expended all your energy and emotions on others.
Biology Dictionary
  1. In epidemiology, the organism or environment that normally harbors a pathogen.
  2. Man-made body of water created by the damming, or the backing-up, of a river.