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noun     reservation pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable] an arrangement by which something such as a room in a hotel or a seat in a theater is kept for you to use later

    Do you have a reservation?

    make a reservation:

    I made a reservation for you on the morning flight.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] [often plural] a feeling of doubt about whether something is good or right
    reservation about:

    The government has expressed reservations about the cost of the project.

    have reservations:

    He has reservations about the proposals because they reduce workersrights.

    without reservation:

    We accepted their offer without reservation.

  3. 3
    [countable] an area of land in the U.S. where Native Americans live in a separate community
  4. 4
    [countable] American an area of land where wild animals and plants are specially protected. The British word is reserve.


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