Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

reservation

noun
     
Related topics: Daily Life
res‧er‧va‧tion S3
1 [countable]D an arrangement which you make so that a place in a hotel, restaurant, plane etc is kept for you at a particular time in the future [↪ booking]:
a dinner reservation
Customers are advised to make seat reservations well in advance.
2 [uncountable and countable] a feeling of doubt because you do not agree completely with a plan, idea, or suggestion
We condemn their actions without reservation (=completely).
3 [countable] an area of land in the US kept separate for Native Americans to live on:
a Navajo reservation
4 [countable] American English an area of land where wild animals can live without being hunted [= reserve; = preserve AmE]
a wildlife reservation
WORD FOCUS: hotel WORD FOCUS: hotel
types of hotel: motel, inn, B&B British English, guesthouse British English

types of room: double room (=has a bed for two people)
twin room
(=has two single beds)
single room
(=for one person)
suite
(=has two or more rooms)

people who work at a hotel: desk clerk (=gives you your key)
bellboy
British English/bellhop American English (=takes your bags up to your room)
maid
also chambermaid (=cleans your room)
manager

someone who is staying at a hotel: guest

the place where you check in, check out, and pay your bill: front desk, reception British English

an arrangement to stay at a hotel: reservation also booking British English

hotel services: room service, wake-up call


See also
hotel

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary