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res·er·va·tion

 (rĕz′ər-vā′shən)
n.
1. The act of reserving; a keeping back or withholding: the reservation of the right to use the property.
2.
a. A limiting qualification, condition, or exception: accepted with the reservation that she would have to leave early.
b. often reservations A doubt or misgiving: has reservations about the proposal.
3. A tract of land set apart by the federal government for a special purpose, especially one for the use of a Native American people.
4. An arrangement by which accommodations are secured in advance, as in a hotel or restaurant or on an airplane.

res′er·va′tion·ist n.

reservation

(ˌrɛzəˈveɪʃən)
n
1. the act or an instance of reserving
2. something reserved, esp hotel accommodation, a seat on an aeroplane, in a theatre, etc
3. (often plural) a stated or unstated qualification of opinion that prevents one's wholehearted acceptance of a proposal, claim, statement, etc
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an area of land set aside, esp (in the US) for Native American peoples
5. (Automotive Engineering) Brit the strip of land between the two carriageways of a dual carriageway
6. the act or process of keeping back, esp for oneself; withholding
7. (Law) law a right or interest retained by the grantor in property granted, conveyed, leased, etc, to another: a reservation of rent.

res•er•va•tion

(ˌrɛz ərˈveɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of keeping back, withholding, or setting apart.
2. the act of making an exception or qualification.
3. an exception or qualification: to accept something with inner reservations.
4. a tract of public land set apart for a special purpose, as for the use of an American Indian people.
5. an arrangement to secure accommodations, as at a restaurant or on a plane.
6. the record kept or assurance given of such an arrangement.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French]

reservation

The stated qualification by a nation that describes the part of a standardization agreement that it will not implement or will implement only with limitations. See also implementation; ratification; subscription.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reservation - a district that is reserved for particular purposereservation - a district that is reserved for particular purpose
administrative district, administrative division, territorial division - a district defined for administrative purposes
Indian reservation - a reservation set aside for the use of Indians
preserve - a reservation where animals are protected
2.reservation - a statement that limits or restricts some claim; "he recommended her without any reservations"
statement - a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day"
fine print, small print - the part of a contract that contains reservations and qualifications that are often printed in small type; "don't sign a contract without reading the fine print"
weasel word - an equivocal qualification; a word used to avoid making an outright assertion
3.reservation - an unstated doubt that prevents you from accepting something wholeheartedlyreservation - an unstated doubt that prevents you from accepting something wholeheartedly
doubt, doubtfulness, dubiety, dubiousness, incertitude, uncertainty - the state of being unsure of something
4.reservation - the act of reserving (a place or passage) or engaging the services of (a person or group); "wondered who had made the booking"
employment, engagement - the act of giving someone a job
5.reservation - the written record or promise of an arrangement by which accommodations are secured in advance
agreement, understanding - the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises; "they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business"; "there was an understanding between management and the workers"
6.reservation - something reserved in advance (as a hotel accommodation or a seat on a plane etc.)
prearrangement - something arranged in advance
upgrade - a reservation that is improved; "I got an upgrade to first class when coach class was full"
7.reservation - the act of keeping back or setting aside for some future occasion
preservation, saving - the activity of protecting something from loss or danger

reservation

noun
1. (often plural) doubt, reluctance, scepticism, qualms, scruples, demur, hesitancy Their demands were met with some reservation.
2. booking, advance booking, prior arrangements He went to the desk to make a reservation.
3. reserve, territory, preserve, homeland, sanctuary, tract, enclave a Navaho Indian from a North American reservation
without reservation unreservedly, completely, totally, fully, entirely, wholly, implicitly, categorically, unconditionally, in every respect, without reserve, without demur men whose work I admire without reservation

reservation

noun
1. A restricting or modifying element:
Informal: string (often used in plural).
2. A feeling of uncertainty about the fitness or correctness of an action:
3. Public land kept for a special purpose:
Translations
حَجْزحَجْز مكان أو مَقْعَدشَك، تَحَفُّظأرْض مَحْمِيَّهتـَحَفُّظ
rezervacerezervovánívýhradazdrženlivost
reservationtvivlbookingreservat
epäilyvaraus
rezervacija
foglalásfoglaltszobafoglalás
bókun, pöntunefasemdpöntun; e-î frátekiîverndarsvæîi
予約懸念
예약
rezervovanie
rezervacija
bokning
การจองการจองล่วงหน้า
sự đặt chỗsự e dè

reservation

[ˌrezəˈveɪʃən]
A. N
1. (= booking) → reserva f; (= seat) → plaza f reservada; (= table in restaurant) → mesa f reservada
to make a reservation in a hotelreservar una habitación en un hotel
2. (= doubt) → reserva f, duda f
I had reservations about ittenía ciertas dudas sobre ese punto
with certain reservationscon ciertas reservas
to accept sth without reservationaceptar algo sin reserva
3. (in contract) → salvedad f; (in argument) → distingo m
4. (= area of land) → reserva f
5. (on road) → mediana f, franja f central
see also central C
B. CPD reservation desk N (Brit) (in airport, hotels etc) → mostrador m de reservas (US) (= hotel reception desk) → recepción f

reservation

[ˌrɛzərˈveɪʃən] n
(= booking) → réservation f
I've got a reservation for two nights → J'ai une réservation pour deux nuits.
to make a reservation → faire une réservation
I'd like to make a reservation for this evening → J'aimerais faire une réservation pour ce soir.
(= doubt) → réserve f
to have reservations about sth → avoir des réserves sur qch, avoir des réserves à propos de qch
with reservations [recommend, accept] → avec certaines réserves
without reservation [condemn, recommend, welcome] → sans réserve
(= protected area) → réserve f
(British) (also central reservation) → terre-plein mreservation desk ncomptoir m des réservations

reservation

n
(= qualification of opinion)Vorbehalt m; (Philos) → Mentalreservation f (spec); without reservationohne Vorbehalt, vorbehaltlos; with reservationsunter Vorbehalt(en); to have reservations about somebody/somethingBedenken in Bezug auf jdn/etw haben
(= booking)Reservierung f; to make a reservation at the hotel/on the boatein Zimmer im Hotel/einen Platz auf dem Schiff reservieren lassen; how many reservations did you make?für wie viele Personen haben Sie reservieren lassen?; to have a reservation (for a room)ein Zimmer reserviert haben
(= area of land)Reservat nt, → Reservation f; (central) reservation (Brit: on motorway) → Mittelstreifen m

reservation

[ˌrɛzəˈveɪʃn] n
a. (booking) → prenotazione f
to make a reservation → prenotare, fare una prenotazione
b. (doubt) → riserva
without reservation → senza riserve
with reservations → con le dovute riserve
c. (area of land) → riserva (Brit) (Aut) (also central reservation) → spartitraffico m inv

reserve

(rəˈzəːv) verb
1. to ask for or order to be kept for the use of a particular person, often oneself. The restaurant is busy on Saturdays, so I'll phone up today and reserve a table.
2. to keep for the use of a particular person or group of people, or for a particular use. These seats are reserved for the committee members.
noun
1. something which is kept for later use or for use when needed. The farmer kept a reserve of food in case he was cut off by floods.
2. a piece of land used for a special purpose eg for the protection of animals. a wild-life reserve; a nature reserve.
3. the habit of not saying very much, not showing what one is feeling, thinking etc; shyness.
4. (often in plural) soldiers, sailors etc who do not belong to the regular full-time army, navy etc but who are called into action when needed eg during a war.
ˌreserˈvation (rezə-) noun
1. the act of reserving. the reservation of a room.
2. something (eg a table in a restaurant) which has been reserved. Have you a reservation, Sir?
3. a doubt.
4. a piece of land set aside for a particular purpose. an Indian reservation in the United States.
reˈserved adjective
not saying very much; not showing what one is feeling, thinking etc. a reserved manner.
have/keep etc in reserve
to have or keep (something) in case or until it is needed. If you go to America please keep some money in reserve for your fare home.

reservation

تـَحَفُّظ, حَجْز rezervace, výhrada reservation Buchung, Vorbehalt κράτηση reserva epäily, varaus réservation rezervacija prenotazione 予約, 懸念 예약 boeking, twijfel bestilling, reservasjon rezerwacja reserva заказ bokning การจอง, การจองล่วงหน้า kuşku, rezervasyon sự đặt chỗ, sự e dè 保留, 预约
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Therefore, the common usage is to take in all sail; lash the helm a'lee; and then send every one below to his hammock till daylight, with the reservation that, until that time, anchor-watches shall be kept; that is, two and two for an hour, each couple, the crew in rotation shall mount the deck to see that all goes well.
But Pierre believed it without any mental reservation.
A prince is also respected when he is either a true friend or a downright enemy, that is to say, when, without any reservation, he declares himself in favour of one party against the other; which course will always be more advantageous than standing neutral; because if two of your powerful neighbours come to blows, they are of such a character that, if one of them conquers, you have either to fear him or not.
The first, closeness, reservation, and secrecy; when a man leaveth himself without observation, or without hold to be taken, what he is.
Despite the fact, therefore, that all Nietzsche's views in this respect were dictated to him by the profoundest love; despite Zarathustra's reservation in this discourse, that "with women nothing (that can be said) is impossible," and in the face of other overwhelming evidence to the contrary, Nietzsche is universally reported to have mis son pied dans le plat, where the female sex is concerned.
Snagsby, in her dentistical presence, much of the air of a dog who has a reservation from his master and will look anywhere rather than meet his eye.
One of the Indian boys was taken ill, and it became my duty to take him to Washington, deliver him over to the Secretary of the Interior, and get a receipt for him, in order that he might be returned to his Western reservation.
The disposition of these vast sums by gentlemen wearing patched breeches awakened no sense of the ludicrous, nor did any doubt, reservation, or contingency enter into the plans of the charming enthusiasts themselves.
I grant your reservation," he replied, after considering the question gravely for a minute or two.
Lydgate, I should desire to know the truth without reservation, and I appeal to you for an exact statement of your conclusions: I request it as a friendly service.
I have now recalled all that I think it needful to recall here, of this term of absence - with one reservation.
There was an air of reservation in the answer which increased my perplexity, and the answer was, that her maid believed she was only coming back at all for a little while.