Definition Reservation

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(to make) a reservation: (to make) a booking, an advance purchase
Note that reservation has various meanings:

I made a reservation for Friday night at my favorite restaurant. I booked a table for four people.
We have reservations about giving you a second loan. We have serious doubts about whether it's a good idea or not.

a reservation: a booking, an advance ticket; a doubt
Pronunciation examples
UK: I made a reservation for Friday night at Chez Suzette.
US: I have reservations about lending you my car.


  • "Jean : I only have an electronic reservation."
  • "Why don't you have Brian make the reservations for you, and we can get started on your speech after lunch."
  • "I have a couple of reservations."
  • "Just make the reservation for Harold Percy Warbuckle."
  • "I made reservations for Chez Marguerite, but you must promise that you'll stick to an appetizer and a main course."
  • "Have you made reservations?"
  • "I will be flying on Lucky Duck Air (flight number: LUK 7453), and arriving in Hong Kong Wednesday evening at 9.45pm. My reservations, at the Shangri-La Hotel, are from Wednesday until the following Tuesday."
  • "Please feel free to contact me if you have any reservations about the date of the meeting."
  • "My other reservation is that Bordello Breeze is a women's fragrance."
  • "Bruno : Well, anyway I'd like to make a couple of reservations for Harry Potter The Musical, next Saturday."

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