What is another word for reservoir?

Pronunciation: [ɹˈɛzəvwˌɑː] (IPA)

A reservoir is a large natural or artificial body of water used to store and regulate water supply. Synonyms for reservoir include lake, pond, basin, cistern, tank, well, and catchment. A lake is a natural reservoir formed by geological processes whereas an artificial reservoir is constructed by humans to regulate water supply. A pond is a smaller type of reservoir, typically found in gardens or farms, and is used for irrigation or livestock watering. A basin is a large, shallow depression in the earth's surface that collects water or other liquids. A cistern is a container used to store water for household purposes. A tank is a large container used to store liquids, such as water, fuel, or chemicals. A well is a hole dug in the ground to access underground water reserves. A catchment is an area from which water flows into a reservoir or other body of water.

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Reservoir is a noun which means a large artificial lake used as a source of water supply. The antonyms for reservoir include 'vacuum', 'deficit', 'shortage', 'lack', 'absence', 'insufficiency', and 'barrenness'. A vacuum refers to an empty space or a state where there is no matter present. A deficit is a shortage of money or a quantity of something, usually used in financial contexts. A shortage and lack mean the same thing, and both refer to a state or condition where there is not enough of something available. Absence refers to the lack of presence or existence, while insufficiency implies a lack of adequate quantity or quality. Lastly, barrenness means the inability of the land or area to produce crops or vegetation.

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Usage examples for Reservoir

Under the shadow of the spacious and lofty tower which forms a reservoir for the distribution of water for the domestic use of the citizens, there is held in the open square each Sabbath day what is called "The Market," but which might better be designated a weekly fair, a sort of Nijni-Novgorod upon a small scale.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia"
Maturin M. Ballou
Their first great business was not to build up, but to destroy, and their work in the meantime was therefore to develop the revolutionary spirit to its utmost possible energy, by exciting hatred against all existing institutions; in short, to create an immense reservoir of revolutionary energy which might be turned to account when its opportunity arrived.
"Contemporary Socialism"
John Rae
These two plates separate a back chamber or wind chest from the tube, and the wind chest communicates with a reservoir of compressed air or a high-pressure steam boiler.
"Hertzian Wave Wireless Telegraphy"
John Ambrose Fleming

Famous quotes with Reservoir

  • He who has faith has... an inward reservoir of courage, hope, confidence, calmness, and assuring trust that all will come out well - even though to the world it may appear to come out most badly.
    B. C. Forbes
  • Music is a reservoir... of sounds.
    Dexter Gordon
  • This will result in wells that will make a substantial improvement in the recovery factor just because they are absolutely in the proper place within the reservoir for the purposes of drainage.
    Andrew Gould
  • How man evolved with such an incredible reservoir of talent and such fantastic diversity isn't completely understood... he knows so little and has nothing to measure himself against.
    Edward T. Hall
  • The plane is simply abstracting the power stored in the wave by a distant gale, and using it to counteract gravity. And if the work be continued long enough, or a multitude of planes be continually drawing on the reservoir of power, the wave must inevitably be flattened.
    Lawrence Hargrave

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