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.

  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.

  3. Reservoir(n.)

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

  4. Origin: [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.

  2. reservoir(Noun)

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

  3. reservoir(Noun)

    A supply or source of something.

  4. Origin: From réservoir, from réserver.

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

  2. Reservoir(noun)

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

  3. Origin: [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.]

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. John Gless:

    This is a very big, very expensive reservoir which we certainly wouldn't have done before.

  2. Scott Sheffield:

    We're exposing more of the reservoir and breaking it up so we don't get as sharp a decline.

  3. Doug Hollies:

    This expertise does not exist yet. Reservoir models are still being proven for thermal processes.

  4. Kevin Thomas:

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

  5. David Malone:

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

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