Reservation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌrezərˈveɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word reservation
Brit.  |rɛzəˈveɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word reservation


- a district that is reserved for particular purpose (syn: reserve)
- a statement that limits or restricts some claim(syn: qualification)
- an unstated doubt that prevents you from accepting something wholeheartedly
- the act of reserving (a place or passage) or engaging the services of (a person or group) (syn: booking)
- the written record or promise of an arrangement by which accommodations are secured in advance
- something reserved in advance (as a hotel accommodation or a seat on a plane etc.)
- the act of keeping back or setting aside for some future occasion


We made dinner reservations at the restaurant for 6 o'clock.

I have a hotel reservation.

My only reservation about buying the car was its high price.

We made a reservation at a very good hotel.

Customers are advised to make seat reservations well in advance.

I had serious reservations about his appointment as captain.

We condemn their actions without reservation (=completely).

he recommended her without any reservations

...the brochure images a vacation at the resort in language that makes you want to make a reservation this instant...

We have a reservation for you for tomorrow night. Please call to confirm.

We canceled our dinner reservation.

...South Dakota's Todd County is coextensive with the Rosebud Sioux Reservation....

...she's my confidant; I tell her everything without reservation...

I phoned the hotel to cancel my reservation.

We can hold the reservation for you until next Friday.

Word forms

singular: reservation
plural: reservations
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