Meaning of reservoir


Pronunciation: (rez'ur-vwär", -vwôr", -vôr", rez'u-), [key]
— n.
  1. a natural or artificial place where water is collected and stored for use, esp. water for supplying a community, irrigating land, furnishing power, etc.
  2. a receptacle or chamber for holding a liquid or fluid.
  3. See under (def. 6).
  4. a cavity or part that holds some fluid or secretion.
  5. a place where anything is collected or accumulated in great amount.
  6. a large or extra supply or stock; reserve: a reservoir of knowledge.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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