Res"er*voir` [F. r'eservoir, fr. LL. reservatorium. See Reservatory.]


A place where anything is kept in store; especially, a place where water is collected and kept for use when wanted, as to supply a fountain, a canal, or a city by means of aqueducts, or to drive a mill wheel, or the like.

2. Bot.

A small intercellular space, often containing esin, essential oil, or some other secreted matter.

Receiving reservoir Water Works, a principal reservoir into which an aqueduct or rising main delivers water, and from which a distributing reservoir draws its supply.


© Webster 1913.

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