Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “reservation”

See all translations

reservation

noun uk   /ˌrez.əˈveɪ.ʃən/ us    /-ɚ-/

reservation noun (THING KEPT)

B1 [C or U] an arrangement in which something such as a seat on an aircraft or a table at a restaurant is kept for you: I'd like to make a table reservation for two people for nine o'clock. Please confirm your reservation in writing by Friday. [C] an area of land made available for a particular group of people to live in: The family lives on a Native American reservation. [C] ( also reserve, US also preserve) an area of land in which wild animals are protected: He's the chief warden of a big-game reservation.
More examples

reservation noun (DOUBT)

C2 [C usually plural, U] a doubt or feeling of not being able to agree with or accept something completely: Workers and employees shared deep reservations about the wisdom of the government's plans for the industry. He accepted my advice without reservation.
Translations of “reservation”
in Korean 예약…
in Arabic حَجْز…
in Portuguese reserva…
in Catalan reserva…
in Japanese 予約…
in Italian prenotazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 預訂, 預約, 居留地…
in Russian предварительный заказ, сомнение…
in Turkish yer ayırtma, rezervasyon, kuşku…
in Chinese (Simplified) 预订, 预约, 居留地…
in Polish rezerwacja, zastrzeżenie, wątpliwość…
(Definition of reservation from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of reservation?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “reservation” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

nation

a country, especially when thought of as a large group of people living in one area with their own government, language, traditions, etc.

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More