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  1. stankadjective

    Foul-smelling, stinking, unclean.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Stankadjective

    Weak; worn out.

    Diggon, I am so stiff and so stank,
    That unneth I may stand any more,
    And how the western wind bloweth sore,
    Beating the withered leaf from the tree. Edmund Spenser.

  2. Stankthe preterite of stink.

    The fish in the river died, and the river stank. Exod. vii.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stankadjective

    weak; worn out

  2. Stankverb

    to sigh

  3. Stank


  4. Stanknoun

    water retained by an embankment; a pool water

  5. Stanknoun

    a dam or mound to stop water

  6. Stank

    of Stink

  7. Etymology: [OF. estang, F. tang, from L. stagnum a pool. Cf. Stagnate, Tank a cistern.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stank

    stangk, pa.t. of stink.

  2. Stank

    stangk, n. (Scot.) a ditch, a pool, a tank. [O. Fr. estang, a pond—L. stagnum, a stagnant pool.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. stank

    An old statute term for staunch (which see).

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stank in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stank in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of stank in a Sentence

  1. Judith Flanders:

    The names of the pubs stank. The names of the pubs were dreadful, (They) sounded like cheap 1990s wine bars. We really worked on the names of the pubs (from a published list of names from the 1850s).

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    either of two different animal or plant species living in close association but not interdependent
    • A. bibulous
    • B. lacerate
    • C. commensal
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