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tank Explained

tank at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


tank at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1616, "pool or lake for irrigation or drinking water," originally in India, from Gujarati tankh "cistern," Marathi tanken, or tanka, perhaps from Skt. tadaga-m "pond, lake pool." Reinforced in later sense of "large artificial container for liquid" (1690) by Port. tanque "reservoir," from estancar "hold back a current of water," from V.L. *stanticare (see stanch). Military use originated 1915, partly as a code word, partly because they looked like benzene tanks. They were first used in action at Pozieres ridge, on the Western Front, Sept. 15, 1916. Slang noun meaning "detention cell" is from 1912; tanked "drunk" is from 1893. Tanker "ship for carrying oil or other liquid cargo," is first attested 1900. Tank top is 1968, from tank suit "one-piece bathing costume" (1920s), so called because it was worn in a swimming tank, or pool. ///

tank at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] flipper, knife, tank, wetsuit// [Date: 1600-1700; Language: Portuguese; Origin: tanque 'pool']//
1 a large container for storing liquid or gas: --The water tank is leaking.// --Somehow the chemical got from a storage tank into water supplies.// fish/marine/breeding tank (=for keeping or breeding fish in) // --the plane's fuel tank // petrol tank BrE // gas tank AmE //
2 also tankful : the amount of liquid or gas held in a tank// --We set off next day on a full tank.// tank of// --a tankful of petrol// 3 a heavy military vehicle that has a large gun and runs on two metal belts fitted over its wheels//
4 a large artificial pool for storing water:
5 in the tank: AmE informal failing and losing money// be/go in the tank // --Sales can't keep going up, but that doesn't mean the industry is going in the tank.// think tank, septic tank, drunk tank//
tank 2 v
1 [I] to decrease quickly or be very unsuccessful: --Not long after the chairman resigned, shares in the company tanked.//
2 [I] BrE informal to travel very fast in a car or vehicle:
3 also tank it : [T] to deliberately lose a sports game that you could have won// tank up phr v// especially AmE to put petrol in your car so that the tank is full//

tank at Danish => English Of Explained:


tank at Danish => English Of Explained:


tank at German => English Of Explained:


tank at German => English Of Explained:


tank at French => English Of Explained:


tank at German => English Of Explained:


tank at Hungarian => English Of Explained:

combat car, tank

tank at Norwegian => English Of Explained:


tank at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Heavily armed and armored combat vehicle that moves on two continuous metal chains called tracks. It is usually equipped with a cannon mounted in a revolving turret as well as lighter automatic weapons. The British developed tanks during World War I to fill the need for an armored assault vehicle that could cross the muddy, uneven terrain of the trench battle zone. They first saw combat at the Battle of the Somme (1916). In World War II, Germany's tank force was initially the most effective in Europe because it was organized into fast-moving massed formations with great striking power. After World War II, tanks became larger and more heavily armed. Most modern main battle tanks weigh more than 50 tons yet are capable of road speeds of 30-40 mph (50-70 kph). The standard main armament is a 120-mm gun, which fires armor-piercing projectiles; laser range-finders and infrared imaging devices aid in sighting.

tank at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

159 Moby Thesaurus words for "tank":
Pullman, Pullman car, archives, armory, arsenal, artificial lake,
attic, bag, baggage car, bank, barrel, basement, basket, bay,
bayou lake, bin, bonded warehouse, bookcase, bottle, box, box up,
boxcar, bunker, buttery, caboose, can, capsule, car, cargo dock,
carriage, carton, case, cask, cellar, chair car, chest, cistern,
closet, coach, coal car, conservatory, covered waggon, crate, crib,
cupboard, dam, day coach, dead water, depository, depot, dike,
diner, dinghy, dining car, dock, drawer, drawing room, dump,
encase, encyst, etang, exchequer, farm pond, fishpond, flat,
flatcar, freshwater lake, glacial lake, glory hole, godown,
gondola, hamper, hold, hutch, inland sea, jar, lagoon, laguna,
lake, lakelet, landlocked water, library, linn, local, loch,
locker, lough, luggage van, lumber room, lumberyard, magasin,
magazine, mail car, mail van, mere, millpond, millpool, nyanza,
oxbow lake, pack, package, palace car, parcel, parlor car,
passenger car, plash, pond, pondlet, pool, pot, puddle, rack,
railway car, reefer, refrigerator car, repertory, repository,
reservoir, rick, roomette, sack, salina, salt pond, shelf, sleeper,
smoker, smoking car, stack, stack room, stagnant water,
standing water, still water, stock room, stockcar, storage, store,
storehouse, storeroom, sump, supply base, supply depot, tarn,
tender, tidal pond, tin, treasure house, treasure room, treasury,
truck, van, vat, vault, volcanic lake, waggon, warehouse,
water hole, water pocket, well, wine cellar

tank at Croatian => English Of Explained:


tank at Danish => English Of Explained:


Tank at German => English Of Explained:

Tank [taŋk]nsm

tank at French => English Of Explained:

tank [tãk]

tank at Hungarian => English Of Explained:


tank at Dutch => English Of Explained:

tank [tɛŋk]
cistern, tank

tank at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Store): reservoir, cistern, tank, pond.

tank at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:


1 a large container for holding liquid or gas:
a hot water tank * a fuel / petrol / fish tank

2 (also tankful ) the contents of a tank or the amount it will hold:
We drove there and back on one tank of petrol.

3 a military vehicle covered with strong metal and armed with guns. It can travel over very rough ground using wheels that move inside metal belts.

Tank at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Tank \Tank\, n.
A pond, pool, or small lake, natural or artificial.

We stood in the afterglow on the bank of the tank and
saw the ducks come homa. --F.

The tanks are full and the grass is high. --Lawson.

Tank \Tank\, n.
A small Indian dry measure, averaging 240 grains in weight;
also, a Bombay weight of 72 grains, for pearls. --Simmonds.

Tank \Tank\, n. [Pg. tanque, L. stangum a pool; or perhaps of
East Indian origin. Cf. {Stank}, n.]
A large basin or cistern; an artificial receptacle for

{Tank engine}, a locomotive which carries the water and fuel
it requires, thus dispensing with a tender.

{Tank iron}, plate iron thinner than boiler plate, and
thicker than sheet iron or stovepipe iron.

{Tank worm} (Zo["o]l.), a small nematoid worm found in the
water tanks of India, supposed by some to be the young of
the Guinea worm.

tank at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v 1: store in a tank by causing (something) to flow into it
2: treat in a tank; "tank animal refuse"

n 1: an enclosed armored military vehicle; has a cannon and moves
on caterpillar treads [syn: {army tank}, {armored combat
vehicle}, {armoured combat vehicle}]
2: a large (usually metallic) vessel for holding gases or
liquids [syn: {storage tank}]
3: as much as a tank will hold [syn: {tankful}]
4: a freight car that transports liquids or gases in bulk [syn:
{tank car}]
5: a cell for violent prisoners [syn: {cooler}]

tank at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Tank


Inter: wikipedi » a
Category: Image - :US_Army_M1A1_Abrams_main_battle_tank.jpg|thumb|right|A military tank.


From Inter: etyl » pt Inter: term » tanque||tank, liquid container|lang=pt, originally from Indian vernacular for a large artificial water reservoir, cistern, pool, etc., for example, Gujarati Inter: term » ટાંકી|sc=Gujr|tr=ṭāṅkī, or Marathi Inter: rfscript » Devanagari Inter: term » sc=Deva||tr=take. Compare the Arabic verb Inter: term » استنقع|sc=Arab|tr=istanqáʕa||to become stagnant, to stagnate.
In the sense of armoured vehicle, to disguise their nature, prototypes were described as tanks for carrying water (1915).


* Inter: IPA » /tæŋk/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /t{Nk/
  • Inter: rhymes » æŋk


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • A container for liquids or gases.
    1. The fuel reservoir of a vehicle.
    2. The amount held by a container; a tankful.
    3. : I burned three tanks of gas on the drive to New York.
    4. An armoured fighting vehicle, armed with a gun in a turret, and moving on caterpillar tracks.
    5. Inter: context » Australian and Indian English A reservoir or dam.
    6. Inter: context » Southwestern US|especially|_|Texas 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. Inter: slan » g A very muscular and physically imposing person. Somebody who is built like a tank.
    8. Inter: gaming » video games|online games 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.


      * Inter: sense » military fighting vehicle battle tank, combat tank, armour Inter: qualifier » mass noun, tango Inter: qualifier » Canadian military slang

      Derived terms

      Inter: rel-top3 » Terms derived from tank (noun)

  • antitank
  • battle tank
  • cavalry tank
  • combat tank
  • cruiser tank
  • empty the tank
  • fast tank
  • fish tank

  • Inter: rel-mid » 3
    • flame tank
    • flamethrower tank
    • heavy tank
    • infantry tank
    • light tank
    • main battle tank
    • medium tank
    • tankbuster

    Inter: rel-mid » 3
  • tank destroyer
  • tank suit
  • tank top
  • tankette
  • tankini
  • think tank

  • Inter: rel-botto » m


    * Inter: sense » military fighting vehicle armoured fighting vehicle, armored fighting vehicle, AFV, armoured combat vehicle, armored combat vehicle


    * Inter: sense » military fighting vehicle infantry tank Inter: qualifier » historical, cavalry tank Inter: qualifier » historical, fast tank Inter: qualifier » historical, cruiser tank Inter: qualifier » historical, tankette Inter: qualifier » historical, light tank, medium tank, heavy tank, main battle tank, MBT, flame tank, flamethrower tank

    Coordinate terms

    * Inter: sense » military fighting vehicle armoured car, armoured train, armoured personnel carrier, armored personnel carrier, APC, infantry fighting vehicle, IFV, self-propelled gun, tank destroyer, assault gun


    Inter: trans-top » container
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|tanc|m, Inter: t- » ca|dipòsit|m
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|罐|tr=guàn|sc=Hani
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|tank, Inter: t+ » da|beholder
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|vat|n, Inter: t+ » nl|tank|m
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|säiliö, Inter: t- » fi|tankki
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Tank|m, Inter: t+ » de|Behälter|m
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|δεξαμενή|f|tr=dexamení, Inter: t+ » el|δοχείο|n|tr=docheío
    • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|מיכל|m
    • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|tankur|m
    • Interlingua: Inter: t- » ia|tank
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|tanica, Inter: t+ » it|serbatoio
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|タンク|tr=tanku

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|탱크|tr=taengkeu|sc=Kore
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|резервоар|m|tr=rezervoár
  • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|tangki
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|tank
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|zbiornik|m
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|tanque|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|бак|m|tr=bak, Inter: t+ » ru|цистерна|f|tr=cistɛ́rna, Inter: t+ » ru|ёмкость|f|tr=jómkostʹ, Inter: t+ » ru|сосуд|m|tr=sosúd
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|amar|m
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|tangi
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|tank|c
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t+ » uk|бак|m|tr=bak
  • Welsh: Inter: t- » cy|tank, Inter: t- » cy|tanc

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » military fighting vehicle
    • Afrikaans: Inter: t- » af|tenk
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|دبابة|f|tr=dabbaaba
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|տանկ|tr=tank
    • Basque: Inter: t- » eu|gerra-gurdi
    • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|танк|m|tr=tank|sc=Cyrl
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|танк|m|tr=tank|sc=Cyrl
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|tanc|m
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|坦克|tr=tǎnkè|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|坦克車|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|坦克车|tr=tǎnkèchē|sc=Hani
    • Chuvash: Inter: tø » cv|танк|sc=Cyrl
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|tank|m
    • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|kampvogn|c
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|tank|m
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|tanko
    • Estonian: Inter: t+ » et|tank
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|panssarivaunu, Inter: t- » fi|tankki
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|char de combat|m
    • Galician: Inter: t- » gl|carro de combate|m
    • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|ტანკი|tr=t'anki|sc=Geor
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Panzer|m
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|άρμα μάχης|n|tr=árma máchis
    • Inter: trreq » gu
    • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|טנק|m|tr=tanq
    • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|टैंक|tr=ṭaink
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|harckocsi, Inter: t+ » hu|tank
    • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|skriðdreki
    • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|tank
    • Interlingua: tank
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|carro armato|m
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|戦車|tr=せんしゃ, sensha
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|전차|tr=jeoncha|sc=Kore (Inter: t+ » ko|戰車|sc=Kore)
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|autocurrus armatus|m
    • Latvian: Inter: t+ » lv|tanks
    • Lithuanian: Inter: t- » lt|tankas

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Luxembourgish: Inter: t- » lb|Tanks
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|тенк|m|tr=tenk
  • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|kereta kebal
  • Marathi: Inter: t- » mr|रणगाडा|tr=raṇagāḍā|sc=Deva
  • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|chidí naaʼnaʼí beeʼeldǫǫh bikááʼ dah naaznilígíí
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|stridsvogn
  • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|تانک|tr=tânk
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|czołg|m
  • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|carro de combate|m, Inter: t+ » pt|tanque|m
  • Quechua: Inter: t- » qu|tanki
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|tanc
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|танк|m|tr=tank
  • Samogitian: Inter: tø » sgs|tanks
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|тенк|m|sc=Cyrl
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|tenk|m
  • Silesian: Inter: tø » szl|čoug
  • Slovak: Inter: t+ » sk|tank|m
  • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|tank|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|tanque|m
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|tangi
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|stridsvagn|c, Inter: t+ » sv|pansarvagn|c
  • Tamil: Inter: t- » ta|கவச தாங்கி
  • Thai: Inter: t- » th|รถถัง|tr=rót tăng|sc=Thai
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|tank
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|танк|m|tr=tank
  • Urdu: Inter: t+ » ur|ٹینک|tr=ṭaink
  • Uzbek: Inter: t+ » uz|tank
  • Vietnamese: Inter: t- » vi|xe tăng
  • Volapük: Inter: t- » vo|bländ
  • Walloon: Inter: t+ » wa|tank|m
  • Yakut: Inter: tø » sah|тааҥка
  • Yiddish: Inter: t- » yi|טאנק|m|tr=tank

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » reservoir
    • Greek: Inter: t- » el|υδροταμιευτήρας|m|tr=ydrotamieftíras
    • Inter: trreq » gu
    • Inter: trreq » hi
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|cisterna|f
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|резервоар|m|tr=rezervoár, Inter: t- » mk|цистерна|f|tr=cistérna
    • Marathi: Inter: t- » mr|टांकें|n|sc=Deva

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|водохранилище|n|sc=Cyrl|tr=vodoxranílišče
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|amar|m
  • Telugu: Inter: t+ » te|చెరువు|tr=cheruvu
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|водоймище|n|tr=vodójmyšče, Inter: t- » uk|водосховище|n|tr=vodosxóvyšče, Inter: t- » uk|резервуар|m|tr=rezervuár

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » muscular and physically intense person
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kaappi Inter: qualifier » slang
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|energumeno

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|muskelknutte

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » gas cylinder for scuba diving
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|bombola|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|баллон|m|sc=Cyrl|tr=ballón

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|dyktub|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » role playing character
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|tankki
    • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|tank|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|танк|m|sc=Cyrl|tr=tank
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|tank

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-ver » b
  • To fail or fall (often used in describing the economy or the stock market); to degenerate or decline rapidly; to plummet.
    1. Inter: video game » s 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.
    2. To put fuel into a tank
    3. To deliberately lose a sports match with the intent of gaining a perceived future competitive advantage.
    4. Inter: cite news » url=|last=Farber|first=Michael|date=March 6, 2006|title=Swede Success|publisher=Sports Illustrated|accessdate=February 5, 2011
    5. : Beforehand, Swedish ice hockey team coach Bengt-Ake Gustafsson had ruminated about tanking against Slovakia to avoid powerful Canada or the Czechs in the quarters quarterfinals of the 2006 Winter Olympic tournament, telling Swedish television, "One is cholera, the other the plague."


      * Kant

    Category: Category:en:Military vehicles -



    Inter: cs-noun » g=m
  • Inter: l » en|tank, armor

    Derived terms

    * tankový

  • Danish


    From Inter: etyl » en|da Inter: term » tank|lang=en.


    * Inter: sense » military fighting vehicle Inter: IPA » /taːnk/|tˢæːŋɡ̊|lang=da
    • Inter: sense » storage Inter: IPA » /tank/|tˢɑŋ̩ˀɡ̊|lang=da


      Inter: head » da|noun

  • Inter: l » en|tank (military fighting vehicle)
    1. Inter: l » en|tank (storage)



    From Inter: etyl » en|nl Inter: term » tank|lang=en.


    * Inter: IPA » lang=nl|/tɛŋk/|/tɑŋk/


    Inter: nl-noun » m|tanks|tankje
  • Inter: l » en|tank (military fighting vehicle)
    1. Inter: l » en|tank (storage)


      Inter: head » nl

  • Inter: nl-verb-form » p=1|n=sg|t=pres|m=ind|tanken
  • Inter: nl-verb-form » m=imp|tanken


    * kant

  • French


    From Inter: etyl » en|fr Inter: term » tank|lang=en.


    * Inter: IPA » /tɑ̃k/|lang=fr
    • Inter: audio » Fr-tank.ogg|Audio


      Inter: fr-noun » m

  • Inter: l » en|tank (military vehicle)
    1. Inter: l » en|tank (container)


      * Inter: sense » military tank char

    Category: Category:fr:Containers -
    Category: Category:fr:Vehicles -



    * Inter: IPA » /taŋk/|lang=de


  • Inter: de-verb form of » tanken|i|s
    1. Inter: colloquia » l Inter: de-verb form of » tanken|1|s|g



    Inter: etyl » en|it


    Inter: head » it|noun|g=m Inter: in » v
  • Inter: l » en|tank (military and container)

  • Swedish

    Category: File - :Zbiornik.jpg|thumb|tank


    Inter: sv-noun » g=c
  • Inter: l » en|tank (container for liquids)


    Inter: sv-noun-reg-a » r

    Related terms

    * bensintank
    • flyttank
    • mjölktank
    • tanka
    • tankbil
    • tanker
    • tankfartyg
    • tankvagn

      See also

      * dunk
    • tanke

    Category: zh-min-nan:tank -
    Translation: cs » tank
    Translation: de » tank
    Translation: et » tank
    Translation: el » tank
    Translation: es » tank
    Translation: eo » tank
    Translation: fa » tank
    Translation: fr » tank
    Translation: ko » tank
    Translation: hy » tank
    Translation: io » tank
    Translation: id » tank
    Translation: it » tank
    Translation: kn » tank
    Translation: ka » tank
    Translation: ku » tank
    Translation: lo » tank
    Translation: lv » tank
    Translation: hu » tank
    Translation: mg » tank
    Translation: ml » tank
    Translation: my » tank
    Translation: nl » tank
    Translation: uz » tank
    Translation: pl » tank
    Translation: ru » tank
    Translation: sm » tank
    Category: simple:tank -
    Translation: sk » tank
    Translation: sl » tank
    Translation: fi » tank
    Translation: sv » tank
    Translation: ta » tank
    Translation: tt » tank
    Translation: te » tank
    Translation: tr » tank
    Translation: vi » tank
    Translation: wa » tank
    Translation: zh » tank

  • Tank at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » tank



    * Inter: rhymes » aŋk|lang=de


    Inter: de-noun » m|Tanks|Tanks
  • tank (container for liquids or gases)

    Derived terms

    * Benzintank
    • Drucktank
    • Flüssiggastank
    • Gastank
    • Tanke
    • Tankstelle
    • Treibstofftank

      Related terms

      * tanken

    Translation: de » Tank
    Translation: el » Tank
    Translation: io » Tank
    Translation: id » Tank
    Translation: mg » Tank
    Translation: pl » Tank
    Translation: sl » Tank
    Translation: zh » Tank

  • tänk at English (WD) Of Explained:



    Inter: head » sv|verb form
  • Inter: sv-verb-form-imp » tänka

  • Translation: sv » tänk