reservoir has definitions from the field of geography
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[ noun ] a large or extra supply of something

Examples

: "a reservoir of talent"

Used in print

(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)

The last two writers introduce strong political bias into their works , and not unlike the union leaders that we will discuss soon , see folklore as a reservoir of protest by a downtrodden and publically silenced mass .

(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)

In the absence of a reservoir of political consensus each organized political group hopes that the elections will give them new prominence , but in a system where there is as_yet no place for the less prominent .

Related terms

supply

2
[ noun ] tank used for collecting and storing a liquid (as water or oil)

Used in print

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

Natural_gas public_utility companies would be given the right of eminent_domain , under a bill by Sen._Frank_Owen /3 , of El_Paso , to acquire sites for underground storage reservoirs for gas .

Related terms

tank water_tower sump cistern

3
[ noun ] (geography) lake used to store water for community use

Synonyms

artificial_lake

Used in print

(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)

If the site is on a reservoir , the level of the water at various seasons as it affects recreation should be studied .

Related terms

lake lake_mead water_system

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[ noun ] anything (a person or animal or plant or substance) in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies

Synonyms

source

Examples

"an infectious agent depends on a reservoir for its survival"

Related terms

thing

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