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"
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
A tank is a tracked, armoured fighting vehicle designed for front-line combat which combines operational mobility and tactical offensive and defensive capabilities. Firepower is normally provided by a large-calibre main gun in a rotating turret and secondary machine guns, while heavy armour and all-terrain mobility provide protection for the tank and its crew, allowing it to perform all primary tasks of the armoured troops on the battlefield. Tanks in World War I were developed separately and simultaneously by Great Britain and France as a means to break the deadlock of trench warfare on the Western Front. Their first use in combat was by the British Army on September 15, 1916 at Flers-Courcelette, during the Battle of the Somme. The name "tank" was adopted by the British during the early stages of their development, as a security measure to conceal their purpose. While the French and British built thousands of tanks between them, Germany developed and brought into service only a single design the A7V producing 20 vehicles due to lack of capacities or resources. Tanks of the interwar period evolved into the designs of World War II. Important concepts of armoured warfare were developed; the Soviet Union launched the first mass tank/air attack at Khalkhin Gol in August 1939, which later resulted in the T-34, a predecessor of the main battle tank; this was quickly followed up by Germany on a larger scale when they introduced blitzkrieg less than two weeks later; a technique which made use of massed concentrations of tanks supported by artillery and air power to break through the enemy front and cause a complete collapse in enemy resistance and morale.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tangk, n. a large basin or cistern: a reservoir of water.—v.t. to cause to flow into a tank: to plunge into a tank.—ns. Tank′age, the act of storing oil, &c., in tanks: the price charged for such storage: the capacity of a tank or series of tanks; Tank′-car, a railway-car for carrying petroleum in bulk in a long cylindrical tank; Tank′-en′gine, a locomotive that carries the water and coal it requires; Tank′-worm, a nematode worm in the mud of tanks in India. [Port. tanque (Sp. estanque, O. Fr. estang)—L. stagnum, a stagnant pool.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'tank' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3092
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'tank' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3158
Rank popularity for the word 'tank' in Nouns Frequency: #963
The numerical value of tank in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of tank in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
This place makes Mayberry look like a think tank.
Silence is a beautiful fresh water tank to raise the trout of thought.
The time of day you fill your car with gas isn't going to impact how far you'll go on that tank.
Washington is like a self-sealing tank on a military aircraft. When a bullet passes through, it closes up.
For CN, tank car design is one of the most important systemic issues arising from the Lac-Mégantic rail accident.
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- tanc, dipòsitCatalan, Valencian
- tank, nádržCzech
- tank, tancWelsh
- beholder, kampvogn, tankDanish
- Tank, Behälter, Panzer, BeckenGerman
- άρμα μάχης, δοχείο, δεξαμενή, υδροταμιευτήραςGreek
- باک, تانکPersian
- panssarivaunu, tankki, kaappi, allas, säiliöFinnish
- réservoir, char de combat, bouteille, bonbonne, citerne, tank, aquarium, cuveFrench
- amarScottish Gaelic
- carro de combateGalician
- טנק, מיכלHebrew
- tank, harckocsiHungarian
- skriðdreki, tank, tankurIcelandic
- bombola, tanica, energumeno, cisterna, carro armato, serbatoioItalian
- タンク, 戦車Japanese
- 탱크, 전차, 戰車Korean
- autocurrus armatusLatin
- PanzerLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- kurawai, taikaMāori
- резервоа́р, тенк, цисте́рнаMacedonian
- रणगाडा, टांकेंMarathi
- kereta kebal, tangkiMalay
- tank, vatDutch
- tankNorwegian Nynorsk
- chidí naaʼnaʼí beeʼeldǫǫh bikááʼ dah naaznilígííNavajo, Navaho
- bak, czołg, zbiornikPolish
- tanque, carro de combatePortuguese
- tanc, rezervor, recipient, tanc rezervorRomanian
- цисте́рна, танк, бак, сосу́д, балло́н, ёмкостьRussian
- tenk, тенкSerbo-Croatian
- tank, muskelknutte, stridsvagn, pansarvagn, dyktubSwedish
- கவச தாங்கிTamil
- танк, бакUkrainian
- xe tăngVietnamese
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