What does cistern mean?

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ˈsɪs tərncis·tern

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cisterna, cisternnoun

    a sac or cavity containing fluid especially lymph or cerebrospinal fluid

  2. cistern, water tanknoun

    a tank that holds the water used to flush a toilet

  3. cisternnoun

    an artificial reservoir for storing liquids; especially an underground tank for storing rainwater

Wiktionary

  1. cisternnoun

    A reservoir or tank for holding water, especially for catching and holding rainwater for later use.

    Etymology: From cisterne (Modern French citerne) from cisterna, from cista, from κίστη.

  2. cisternnoun

    In a flush toilet, the container in which the water used for flushing is held; a toilet tank.

    Etymology: From cisterne (Modern French citerne) from cisterna, from cista, from κίστη.

  3. cisternnoun

    A cisterna.

    Etymology: From cisterne (Modern French citerne) from cisterna, from cista, from κίστη.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cisternnoun

    an artificial reservoir or tank for holding water, beer, or other liquids

    Etymology: [OE. cisterne, OF. cisterne, F. cisterne, fr. L. cisterna, fr. cista box, chest. See Cist, and cf. chest.]

  2. Cisternnoun

    a natural reservoir; a hollow place containing water

    Etymology: [OE. cisterne, OF. cisterne, F. cisterne, fr. L. cisterna, fr. cista box, chest. See Cist, and cf. chest.]

Freebase

  1. Cistern

    A cistern is a waterproof receptacle for holding liquids, usually water. Cisterns are often built to catch and store rainwater. Cisterns are distinguished from wells by their waterproof linings. Modern cisterns range in capacity from a few litres to thousands of cubic metres, effectively forming covered reservoirs.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cistern

    sis′tėrn, n. any receptacle for holding water or other liquid: a reservoir: in a steam-engine, the vessel surrounding the condenser. [L. cisterna, from cista, a chest.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. cistern

    A reservoir for water placed in different parts of a ship, where a constant supply may be required. Also furnished with a leaden pipe, which goes through the ship's side, whereby it is occasionally filled with sea-water, and which is thence pumped up to wash the decks, &c.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cistern in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cistern in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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