HyperDic: reservoir

English > 4 senses of the word reservoir:
NOUNquantityreservoira large or extra supply of something
artifactreservoir, artificial lake, man-made lakelake used to store water for community use
artifactreservoirtank used for collecting and storing a liquid / liquid (as water or oil)
objectreservoir, sourceanything (a person or animal or plant or substance) in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies
reservoir > pronunciation
Soundsreh'zahvwaa.r; reh'zervwaa.r
RhymesAdar ... Zanzibar: 81 rhymes with aar...
English > reservoir: 4 senses > noun 1, quantity
MeaningA large or extra supply of something.
Example"a reservoir of talent"
BroadersupplyAn amount of something available for use
English > reservoir: 4 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaninglake used to store water for community use.
Synonymsartificial lake, man-made lake
InstancesLake MeadThe largest reservoir in the United States
Lake PowellThe second largest reservoir in the United States
Lake VoltaThe Volta river in southeastern has been dammed to create one of the world's largest man-made lakes
Part ofwater system, water supply, waterA facility that provides a source of water
BroaderlakeA body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land
Spanishembalse, lago artificial, pantano
Catalanembassament, pantà
English > reservoir: 4 senses > noun 3, artifact
Meaningtank used for collecting and storing a liquid / liquid (as water or oil).
NarrowercisternAn artificial reservoir for storing liquids / liquids
sumpAn oil reservoir in an internal combustion engine
water towerA large reservoir for water
Broadertank, storage tankA large (usually metallic) vessel for holding gases or liquids / liquids
Spanishtanque
English > reservoir: 4 senses > noun 4, object
MeaningAnything (a person or animal or plant or substance) in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies.
Example"an infectious agent depends on a reservoir for its survival"
Synonymsource
BroaderthingA separate and self-contained entity

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