Part of speech: noun

A receptacle, as for keeping water in store.

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Usage examples "reservoir":

  1. Now in this yard, just opposite the kitchen- window, there was a huge sugar- cask, which, having been converted into a reservoir, stood under a spout, and was at this moment half full of rain- water. - "Alec Forbes of Howglen", George MacDonald.
  2. That evening he and Arthur took a walk to the top of Reservoir Hill, to see the sun set and the moon rise. - "The Second Generation", David Graham Phillips.
  3. " Then there is no reason why there should not be a reservoir above us," said Harry. - "Boy Scouts in Mexico; or On Guard with Uncle Sam", G. Harvey Ralphson.