Definitions for tanktæŋk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tanktæŋk(n.)

  1. a large container or structure for holding a liquid or gas.

  2. an armored combat vehicle, moving on caterpillar treads and usu. armed with a cannon mounted inside a rotating turret.

    Category: Military

  3. a prison cell for more than one occupant, esp. for groups of new prisoners.

    Category: Status (usage)

  4. a natural or artificial pond, esp. for storing water.

  5. Category: Clothing

    Ref: tank top.

  6. (v.t.)to put or store in a tank.

  7. (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′like`(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tank, army tank, armored combat vehicle, armoured combat vehicle(noun)

    an enclosed armored military vehicle; has a cannon and moves on caterpillar treads

  2. tank, storage tank(noun)

    a large (usually metallic) vessel for holding gases or liquids

  3. tank, tankful(noun)

    as much as a tank will hold

  4. tank car, tank(noun)

    a freight car that transports liquids or gases in bulk

  5. cooler, tank(verb)

    a cell for violent prisoners

  6. tank(verb)

    store in a tank by causing (something) to flow into it

  7. tank(verb)

    consume excessive amounts of alcohol

  8. tank(verb)

    treat in a tank

    "tank animal refuse"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. tank(noun)æŋk

    a large metal container for liquids

    a water tank

  2. tankæŋk

    a large armored vehicle with wheels covered with metal belts

    to drive a tank

Wiktionary

  1. tank(Noun)

    A container for liquids or gases.

  2. tank(Noun)

    the fuel reservoir of a vehicle.

  3. tank(Noun)

    The amount held by a container, =tankful.

    I burned three tanks of gas on the drive to Medicine Hat.

  4. tank(Noun)

    An armoured fighting vehicle, armed with a gun in a turret, and moving on caterpillar tracks.

  5. tank(Noun)

    a reservoir or dam.

  6. tank(Noun)

    , 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.

  7. tank(Noun)

    A very muscular and physically imposing person. Somebody who is built like a tank.

  8. tank(Noun)

    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.

  9. tank(Verb)

    To fail or fall (often used in describing the economy or the stock market); to degenerate or decline rapidly; to plummet.

  10. tank(Verb)

    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.

  11. tank(Verb)

    To put fuel into a tank

  12. tank(Verb)

    To deliberately lose a sports match with the intent of gaining a perceived future competitive advantage.

  13. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tank(noun)

    a small Indian dry measure, averaging 240 grains in weight; also, a Bombay weight of 72 grains, for pearls

  2. Tank(noun)

    a large basin or cistern; an artificial receptacle for liquids

Freebase

  1. Tank

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tank' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3092

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tank' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3158

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tank' in Nouns Frequency: #963


Translations for tank

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

tank(noun)

a large container for liquids or gas

a hot-water / cold-water tank.

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