See also: réservation
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌɹɛzəˈveɪʃən/
Audio (UK) (file)
- (US) IPA(key): /ˌɹɛzɚˈveɪʃən/
- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
- The act of reserving, withholding or keeping back.
- The committee authorised the reservation of funds.
- Something that is withheld or kept back.
- (often in the plural) A limiting qualification regarding certainty; a doubt.
- I have reservations about your intentions.
- (US) A tract of land set apart by the US government for the use of a Native American people; Indian reservation (compare Canadian reserve).
- An arrangement by which accommodation or transport arrangements are secured in advance.
- I have a hotel reservation in the name of Mr Smith.
- 2020 December 2, Paul Bigland, “My weirdest and wackiest Rover yet”, in Rail, page 68:
- I haven't booked, so I don't have a clue as to whether the service will be busy or not. Supposedly, reservations are compulsory, but I want to find out what would happen if you just turn up.
- (Britain) The area which separates opposing lanes of traffic on a divided motorway or dual carriageway; see also central reservation.
- A vehicle crashed through the central reservation into the path of oncoming traffic.
- (India) The setting aside of a certain percentage of vacancies in government institutions for members of backward and underrepresented communities (defined primarily by caste and tribe).
- (advance arrangement): booking
- (central reservation, motorway lane separator): median, median strip
- (Indian reservation): reserve, res, rez
act of withholding
tract of land
arrangement by which something is secured in advance
area that separates opposing traffic lanes
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reservation f (plural reservations)
- reservation (limiting qualification)