Definitions for tanktæŋk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a large container or structure for holding a liquid or gas.
an armored combat vehicle, moving on caterpillar treads and usu. armed with a cannon mounted inside a rotating turret.
a prison cell for more than one occupant, esp. for groups of new prisoners.
Category: Status (usage)
a natural or artificial pond, esp. for storing water.
Ref: tank top.
(v.t.)to put or store in a tank.
(v.i.)Slang.to do poorly or decline rapidly; fail:
The movie tanked at the box office.
Category: Status (usage)
Origin of tank:
1610–20; perh. jointly < Gujarati tānkh reservoir, lake, and Pg tanque, contr. of estanque pond, lit., something dammed up; adopted as an early cover name for the military vehicle during manufacture in England (1915)
tank, army tank, armored combat vehicle, armoured combat vehicle(noun)
an enclosed armored military vehicle; has a cannon and moves on caterpillar treads
tank, storage tank(noun)
a large (usually metallic) vessel for holding gases or liquids
as much as a tank will hold
tank car, tank(noun)
a freight car that transports liquids or gases in bulk
a cell for violent prisoners
store in a tank by causing (something) to flow into it
consume excessive amounts of alcohol
treat in a tank
"tank animal refuse"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a large metal container for liquids
a water tank
a large armored vehicle with wheels covered with metal belts
to drive a tank
A container for liquids or gases.
the fuel reservoir of a vehicle.
The amount held by a container, =tankful.
I burned three tanks of gas on the drive to Medicine Hat.
An armoured fighting vehicle, armed with a gun in a turret, and moving on caterpillar tracks.
a reservoir or dam.
, a large metal container, usually placed near a wind-driven water pump, in an animal pen or field. By extension a small pond for the same purpose.
A very muscular and physically imposing person. Somebody who is built like a tank.
In online and offline role-playing games, a character designed primarily around damage absorption and holding the attention of the enemy with offensive power as a close secondary consideration.
To fail or fall (often used in describing the economy or the stock market); to degenerate or decline rapidly; to plummet.
To attract the attacks of an enemy target in cooperative team-based combat, so that one's teammates can defeat the enemy in question more efficiently.
To put fuel into a tank
To deliberately lose a sports match with the intent of gaining a perceived future competitive advantage.
Origin: From tanque, originally from Indian vernacular for a large artificial water reservoir, cistern, pool, etc., for example, Gujarati ટાંકી, or Marathi . Compare the Arabic verb استنقع.
a small Indian dry measure, averaging 240 grains in weight; also, a Bombay weight of 72 grains, for pearls
a large basin or cistern; an artificial receptacle for liquids
Translations for tank
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a large container for liquids or gas
a hot-water / cold-water tank.
- tanquePortuguese (BR)
- rezervoár, nádržCzech
- der TankGerman
- beholder; -beholderDanish
- δεξαμενή, ντεπόζιτοGreek
- tanque, depósitoSpanish
- réservoir, cuveFrench
- spremnik, rezervoarCroatian
- tartály, tankHungarian
- geymir, tankurIcelandic
- serbatoio, tanicaItalian
- cisterna, rezervuarasLithuanian
- cisterna; tvertneLatvian
- beholder, tankNorwegian
- rezervor, bazinRomanian
- rezervoár, nádržSlovak
- tank, behållareSwedish
- depo, sarnıç, tankTurkish
- 槽，箱(容器)Chinese (Trad.)
- цистерна, бакUkrainian
- ٹنکي، ٹينکUrdu
- thùng; kétVietnamese
- 槽，箱（容器）Chinese (Simp.)
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