reservation

A reservation is something set aside, like a table at a restaurant or land for Native Americans.

For fancy restaurants and hotels, you need a reservation: you call ahead and ask them to set aside a table or room for you. A reservation is also a piece of land set aside by the government for a group. In the U.S., there are Native American reservations. Sometimes a reservation is a doubt. If you have reservations about taking a trip to Australia, then you're not sure about it. You're not rushing to make reservations at a hotel there.

Definitions of reservation
  1. noun
    the act of keeping back or setting aside for some future occasion
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    type of:
    preservation, saving
    the activity of protecting something from loss or danger
  2. noun
    the act of reserving (a place or passage) or engaging the services of (a person or group)
    synonyms: booking
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    type of:
    employment, engagement
    the act of giving someone a job
  3. noun
    something reserved in advance (as a hotel accommodation or a seat on a plane etc.)
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    types:
    upgrade
    a reservation that is improved
    type of:
    prearrangement
    something arranged in advance
  4. noun
    the written record or promise of an arrangement by which accommodations are secured in advance
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    type of:
    agreement, understanding
    the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises
  5. noun
    a statement that limits or restricts some claim
    “he recommended her without any reservations
    synonyms: qualification
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    types:
    fine print, small print
    the part of a contract that contains reservations and qualifications that are often printed in small type
    weasel word
    an equivocal qualification; a word used to avoid making an outright assertion
    type of:
    statement
    a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc
  6. noun
    an unstated doubt that prevents you from accepting something wholeheartedly
    synonyms: arriere pensee, mental reservation
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    type of:
    doubt, doubtfulness, dubiety, dubiousness, incertitude, uncertainty
    the state of being unsure of something
  7. noun
    a district that is reserved for a particular purpose
    synonyms: reserve
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    types:
    Indian reservation
    a reservation set aside for the use of Indians
    preserve
    a reservation where animals are protected
    shooting preserve
    a preserve on which hunting is permitted during certain months of the year
    type of:
    administrative district, administrative division, territorial division
    a district defined for administrative purposes
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