Associations to the word «Reservoir»

Wiktionary

RESERVOIR, noun. A place where anything is kept in store
RESERVOIR, noun. A large natural or artificial lake used as a source of water supply.
RESERVOIR, noun. A small intercellular space, often containing resin, essential oil, or some other secreted matter.
RESERVOIR, noun. A supply or source of something.
RESERVOIR, noun. A species that acts as host to a zoonosis when it is not causing acute illness in other susceptible species.

Dictionary definition

RESERVOIR, noun. A large or extra supply of something; "a reservoir of talent".
RESERVOIR, noun. Lake used to store water for community use.
RESERVOIR, noun. Tank used for collecting and storing a liquid (as water or oil).
RESERVOIR, noun. Anything (a person or animal or plant or substance) in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies; "an infectious agent depends on a reservoir for its survival".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats