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RESERVOIR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does reservoir mean? 

RESERVOIR (noun)
  The noun RESERVOIR has 4 senses:

1. a large or extra supply of something
2. lake used to store water for community use
3. tank used for collecting and storing a liquid (as water or oil)
4. anything (a person or animal or plant or substance) in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies

  Familiarity information: RESERVOIR used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RESERVOIR (noun)


Sense 1reservoir [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A large or extra supply of something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Context example:

a reservoir of talent

Hypernyms ("reservoir" is a kind of...):

supply (an amount of something available for use)


Sense 2reservoir [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lake used to store water for community use

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

artificial lake; reservoir

Hypernyms ("reservoir" is a kind of...):

lake (a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land)

Instance hyponyms:

Lake Mead (the largest reservoir in the United States; located in southeastern Nevada and northwestern Arizona and formed by the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River; the center of a recreational area)

Lake Powell (the second largest reservoir in the United States; located in southern Utah and north central Arizona and formed by the Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River)

Holonyms ("reservoir" is a part of...):

water; water supply; water system (a facility that provides a source of water)


Sense 3reservoir [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("reservoir" is a kind of...):

storage tank; tank (a large (usually metallic) vessel for holding gases or liquids)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "reservoir"):

cistern (an artificial reservoir for storing liquids; especially an underground tank for storing rainwater)

sump (an oil reservoir in an internal combustion engine)

water tower (a large reservoir for water)


Sense 4reservoir [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

reservoir; source

Context example:

an infectious agent depends on a reservoir for its survival

Hypernyms ("reservoir" is a kind of...):

thing (a separate and self-contained entity)


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