What does reservoir mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reservoirnoun

    a large or extra supply of something

    "a reservoir of talent"

  2. reservoir, artificial lake, man-made lakenoun

    lake used to store water for community use

  3. reservoirnoun

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

  4. reservoir, sourcenoun

    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. Reservoirnoun

    (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. Reservoirnoun

    (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. Reservoirnoun

    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. reservoirnoun

    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. reservoirnoun

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

    Etymology: From réservoir, from réserver.

  3. reservoirnoun

    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. Reservoirnoun

    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. Reservoirnoun

    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 employees from a form of unity government department.

    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  

Entomology

  1. Reservoir

    a case or cavity for the storage of any fluid or secretion.

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  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. Greg Rosenbaum:

    My concern about the long-term health of the U.S.-Israel relationship and the rock-solid bipartisanship it needs is that the more that Israel does that calls into question the support of this cohort of younger voters, the less it is going to be able to rely on this reservoir of good will.

  2. David Malone:

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

  3. Thad Kousser:

    Part of Read MoreOr is that Americans fundamentally don't trust rich people, another part of that is : They don't have that reservoir of familiarity and good feeling that some politicians enter any race with.

  4. Monday Pilenko:

    The price was the right one. Alternatives we discussed revolved around reservoir imaging and not acquisition issues.

  5. Anthony Fauci:

    I am not convinced about that, I think we should continue to investigate what went on in China until we continue to find out to the best of our ability what happened, certainly, the people who investigated it say it likely was the emergence from an animal reservoir that then infected individuals, but it could have been something else, and we need to find that out. So, you know, that's the reason why I said I'm perfectly in favor of any investigation that looks into the origin of the virus.

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