What does reservoir mean?

Definitions for reservoir
ˈrɛz ərˌvwɑr, -ˌvwɔr, -ˌvɔr, ˈrɛz ə-reser·voir

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reservoir(noun)

    a large or extra supply of something

    "a reservoir of talent"

  2. reservoir, artificial lake, man-made lake(noun)

    lake used to store water for community use

  3. reservoir(noun)

    tank used for collecting and storing a liquid (as water or oil)

  4. reservoir, source(noun)

    anything (a person or animal or plant or substance) in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies

    "an infectious agent depends on a reservoir for its survival"

GCIDE

  1. Reservoir(n.)

    (Med.) A large quantity of infectious microorganisms resident in animals other than man, potentially capable of being transmitted to humans.

    Etymology: [F. rservoir, fr. LL. reservatorium. See Reservatory.]

  2. Reservoir(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.

    Etymology: [F. rservoir, fr. LL. reservatorium. See Reservatory.]

  3. Reservoir(n.)

    A large supply or stock of anything which may be rapidly put to use; a reserve.

    Etymology: [F. rservoir, fr. LL. reservatorium. See Reservatory.]

Wiktionary

  1. reservoir(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: From réservoir, from réserver.

  2. reservoir(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From réservoir, from réserver.

  3. reservoir(Noun)

    A supply or source of something.

    Etymology: From réservoir, from réserver.

Wikipedia

  1. Reservoir

    A reservoir (from French réservoir – a "tank") is, most commonly, an enlarged natural or artificial lake, pond or impoundment created using a dam or lock to store water. Reservoirs can be created in a number of ways, including controlling a watercourse that drains an existing body of water, interrupting a watercourse to form an embayment within it, through excavation, or building any number of retaining walls or levees. Defined as a storage space for fluids, reservoirs may hold water or gasses, including hydrocarbons. Tank reservoirs store these in ground-level, elevated, or buried tanks. Tank reservoirs for water are also called cisterns. Most underground reservoirs are used to store liquids, principally either water or petroleum, below ground.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reservoir(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [F. rservoir, fr. LL. reservatorium. See Reservatory.]

  2. Reservoir(noun)

    a small intercellular space, often containing resin, essential oil, or some other secreted matter

    Etymology: [F. rservoir, fr. LL. reservatorium. See Reservatory.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Reservoir

    rez′ėr-vwor, n. a place where anything is kept in store: a place where water and other liquids are stored for use.—Also v.t. [Fr.]

Editors Contribution

  1. reservoir

    A specific place where water is controlled, regulated and managed by an official water board or water management business, company or organization.

    There are various water reservoirs throughout various countries to ensure their is a sufficient amount of water for everyone and it is vital it is maintained.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 9, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reservoir' in Nouns Frequency: #2865

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reservoir in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reservoir in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of reservoir in a Sentence

  1. Kevin Thomas:

    Folsom reservoir is low and warm right now, so the water coming down isn't as cold as the fish prefer.

  2. Julie Sharman:

    We've lowered the level of the water in the reservoir by 200mm. We are obviously aiming to get that down considerably more.

  3. Ernest Rutheford:

    Splitting the atom is like trying to shoot a gnat in the Albert Hall at night and using ten million rounds of ammunition on the off chance of getting it. That should convince you that the atom will always be a sink of energy and never a reservoir of energy.

  4. Anthony Almojere:

    You have to have a little reservoir of hope, and the pandemic can drain that reservoir.

  5. David Malone:

    Worldwide, e-waste constitutes a valuable 'urban mine', a large potential reservoir of recyclable materials.

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