Origin of reservoir
Synonyms for reservoir
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of pool1
Related Words for reservoirstank, supply, stockpile, storage, lake, source, container, cistern, pond, basin, pool, reserve, spring, fund, backlog, receptacle, holder, store, stock, tarn
Examples from the Web for reservoirs
Contemporary Examples of reservoirs
Johnson Welded Products Ohio-based manufacturer of reservoirs for air brake systems.The 26 Next Hobby Lobbys
December 17, 2014
Once, in 2013, Kyrgyzstan halted water for its reservoirs, and at least 11 regions of Uzbekistan suffered shortages.The Aral Sea's Disappearing Act
October 4, 2014
Johnson Welded Products Ohio-based manufacturer of reservoirs for air brake systems.After Hobby Lobby, These 82 Corporations Could Drop Birth Control Coverage
June 30, 2014
Most experts blame bats as hosts (“reservoirs”) who can spread the virus without themselves becoming ill.Ebola's Back: What You Need to Know
March 24, 2014
The quality of water eventually becomes a concern, as reservoirs drop and salt and silt become more concentrated.America’s Axis of Drought
March 4, 2014
Historical Examples of reservoirs
Further up the brook were two other dams, used as reservoirs.Whittier-land
Samuel T. Pickard
In a moment the very heavens seemed to be emptying their reservoirs.The Golden Woman
There is no reason to doubt that these reservoirs were the works of Solomon.Tancred
Nor that the queen was seen waiting outside the gate at the reservoirs?The Queen's Necklace
Alexandre Dumas pre
They were out of the carriage now and walking toward the reservoirs.Sunny Boy in the Big City
Ramy Allison White
Word Origin for reservoir
Word Origin for pool
- a joint fund organized by security-holders for speculative or manipulative purposes on financial markets
- the persons or parties involved in such a combination
Word Origin for pool
1680s, "a place where something tends to collect," originally figurative, from French réservoir "storehouse," from Old French reserver "to reserve" (see reserve (n.)). Specific meaning "artificial basin to collect and store a large body of water" is from 1705.
"small body of water," Old English pol "small body of water; deep, still place in a river," from West Germanic *pol- (cf. Old Frisian and Middle Low German pol, Dutch poel, Old High German pfuol, German Pfuhl). As a short form of swimming pool it is recorded from 1901. Pool party is from 1965.
game similar to billiards, 1848, originally (1690s) a card game played for collective stakes (a "pool"), from French poule "stakes, booty, plunder," literally "hen," from Old French poille "hen, young fowl" (see foal (n.)).
Perhaps the original notion is from jeu de la poule, supposedly a game in which people threw things at a chicken and the player who hit it, won it, which speaks volumes about life in the Middle Ages. The notion behind the word, then, is "playing for money." The connection of "hen" and "stakes" is also present in Spanish polla and Walloon paie.
Meaning "collective stakes" in betting first recorded 1869; sense of "common reservoir of resources" is from 1917. Meaning "group of persons who share duties or skills" is from 1928. From 1933 as short for football pool in wagering. Pool shark is from 1898. The phrase dirty pool "underhanded or unsportsmanlike conduct," especially in politics (1951), seems to belong here now, but the phrase dirty pool of politics, with an image of pool (n.1) is recorded from 1871 and was in use early 20c.
"to make a common interest, put things into a pool," 1871, from pool (n.2). Related: Pooled; pooling.
of liquid, "to form a pool or pools," 1620s, from pool (n.1).