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Dictionary Definition



1 a district that is reserved for particular purpose [syn: reserve]
2 a statement that limits or restricts some claim; "he recommended her without any reservations" [syn: qualification]
3 an unstated doubt that prevents you from accepting something wholeheartedly [syn: mental reservation, arriere pensee]
4 the act of reserving (a place or passage) or engaging the services of (a person or group); "wondered who had made the booking" [syn: booking]
5 the written record or promise of an arrangement by which accommodations are secured in advance
6 something reserved in advance (as a hotel accommodation or a seat on a plane etc.)
7 the act of keeping back or setting aside for some future occasion

User Contributed Dictionary



From réservation.


  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. A tract of land set apart by the US government for the use of a Native American people
  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.


Act of withholding
Something withheld
A limiting qualification
Tract of land
Arrangement by which something is secured in advance
Area that separates opposing traffic lanes
Translations to be checked


Related terms

Extensive Definition

Reservation may refer to:
reservation in French: Réservation
reservation in Russian: Резервация

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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