Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: réservoir, from Old French reserver; RESERVE1


Related topics: Nature, Geology, Geography, Technology
res‧er‧voir [countable]
1DN a lake, especially an artificial one, where water is stored before it is supplied to people's houses
2 a large amount of something that is available and has not yet been used
reservoir of
She found she had reservoirs of unexpected strength.
3 technicalT a part of a machine or engine where a liquid is kept before it is used

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