reservation

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French reservation.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

reservation (plural reservations)

  1. The act of reserving, withholding or keeping back.
  2. Something that is withheld or kept back.
  3. A limiting qualification (often used in the plural).
    I have reservations about your intentions.
  4. (US) A tract of land set apart by the US government for the use of a Native American people; Indian reservation (compare Canadian reserve).
  5. An arrangement by which accommodation or transport arrangements are secured in advance.
  6. (UK) the area which separates opposing lanes of traffic on a divided motorway.

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Abbreviations[edit]

  • res, rez (Indian reservation)

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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

reservation f (plural reservations)

  1. reservation (limiting qualification)

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