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Receiving reservoir definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Reservoir Res"er*voir` (r[e^]z"[~e]r*vw[^o]r`; 277), n. [F. r['e]servoir, fr. LL. reservatorium. See Reservatory.] 1. 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 resin, 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.



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