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Reservoir vs. Pond

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The main difference between Reservoir and Pond is that the Reservoir is a artificial lake for storing water; usually means an enlarged natural or artificial lake, storage pond or impoundment created using a dam or lock to store water and Pond is a body of standing water, either natural or man-made, that is usually smaller than a lake

Wikipedia
  • Reservoir (noun)

    A place where anything is kept in store

  • Reservoir (noun)

    A large natural or artificial lake used as a source of water supply.

  • Reservoir (noun)

    A small intercellular space, often containing resin, essential oil, or some other secreted matter.

  • Reservoir (noun)

    A supply or source of something.

  • Reservoir (noun)

    A species that acts as host to a zoonosis when it is not causing acute illness in other susceptible species.

  • Pond (noun)

    An inland body of standing water, either natural or man-made, that is smaller than a lake.

  • Pond (noun)

    An inland body of standing water of any size that is fed by springs rather than by a river.

  • Pond (noun)

    The Atlantic Ocean. Especially in across the pond.

    "I wonder how they do this on the other side of the pond."

    "I haven't been back home across the pond in twenty years."

  • Pond (verb)

    To block the flow of water so that it can escape only through evaporation or seepage; to dam.

  • Pond (verb)

    To make into a pond; to collect, as water, in a pond by damming.

  • Pond (verb)

    To form a pond; to pool.

  • Pond (verb)

    To ponder.

Wiktionary
  • Reservoir (noun)

    A place where anything is kept in store; especially, a place where water is collected and kept for use when wanted, as to supply a fountain, a canal, or a city by means of aqueducts, or to drive a mill wheel, or the like.

  • Reservoir (noun)

    A small intercellular space, often containing resin, essential oil, or some other secreted matter.

  • Reservoir (noun)

    a large quantity of infectious microorganisms resident in animals other than man, potentially capable of being transmitted to humans.

  • Reservoir (noun)

    a large quantity of infectious microorganisms or parasites resident in animals other than man, potentially capable of being transmitted to humans; especially, such organisms in animals where they do little or no harm to the host.

  • Reservoir (noun)

    a large supply or stock of anything which may be rapidly put to use; a reserve.

  • Pond (noun)

    A body of water, naturally or artificially confined, and usually of less extent than a lake.

  • Pond

    To make into a pond; to collect, as water, in a pond by damming.

  • Pond

    To ponder.

Webster Dictionary
  • Reservoir (noun)

    a large or extra supply of something;

    "a reservoir of talent"

  • Reservoir (noun)

    lake used to store water for community use

  • Reservoir (noun)

    tank used for collecting and storing a liquid (as water or oil)

  • Reservoir (noun)

    anything (a person or animal or plant or substance) in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies;

    "an infectious agent depends on a reservoir for its survival"

  • Pond (noun)

    a small lake;

    "the pond was too small for sailing"

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