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cis·tern

 (sĭs′tərn)
n.
1. A receptacle for holding water or other liquid, especially a tank for catching and storing rainwater.
2. Anatomy A cisterna.

[Middle English cisterne, from Latin cisterna, from cista, box, from Greek kistē, basket.]

cis·tern′al (sĭ-stûr′nəl) adj.

cistern

(ˈsɪstən)
n
1. (Building) a tank for the storage of water, esp on or within the roof of a house or connected to a WC
2. (Building) an underground reservoir for the storage of a liquid, esp rainwater
3. (Anatomy) anatomy another name for cisterna
[C13: from Old French cisterne, from Latin cisterna underground tank, from cista box]
cisternal adj

cis•tern

(ˈsɪs tərn)

n.
1. a reservoir, tank, or container for storing or holding water or other liquid.
2. a reservoir or receptacle of some natural fluid of the body.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Latin cisterna <cist(a) chest]

Cistern

A deep hole dug in the ground, usually next to a house, and used to store rainwater that ran off the house roof. Cisterns were ordinarily used where no drinkable underground water could be found at a reasonable depth. The inside walls of a cistern were usually of masonry to prevent water loss from seepage and to prevent possible contaminated surface water from entering the cistern. Since the normal source of cistern water was rain, in periods of draught it was sometimes necessary to use a water wagon to haul in water.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cistern - a sac or cavity containing fluid especially lymph or cerebrospinal fluid
sac - a structure resembling a bag in an animal
2.Cistern - a tank that holds the water used to flush a toiletcistern - a tank that holds the water used to flush a toilet
storage tank, tank - a large (usually metallic) vessel for holding gases or liquids
3.cistern - an artificial reservoir for storing liquids; especially an underground tank for storing rainwater
cesspit, cesspool, sump, sink - a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it
pool - an excavation that is (usually) filled with water
rain barrel - a barrel used as a cistern to hold rainwater
reservoir - tank used for collecting and storing a liquid (as water or oil)

cistern

noun tank, vat, basin, reservoir, sink He pointed to the antiquated cistern above the lavatory.
Translations
صِهْريج، خَزّان ماء
cisterna
cisternevandtank
víztartály
vatnsgeymir
bakascisterna
cisterna
cisterna
rezervuarsarnıç

cistern

[ˈsɪstən] N [of WC] → cisterna f; (= tank) → depósito m; (for hot water) → termo m; (for rainwater) → aljibe m, cisterna f

cistern

[ˈsɪstərn] n
[toilet] → réservoir m de chasse d'eau
(= water tank) (in house)réservoir m (d'eau); (outside)citerne f

cistern

nZisterne f; (of WC)Spülkasten m

cistern

[ˈsɪstən] nserbatoio, cisterna; (in toilet) → serbatoio d'acqua

cistern

(ˈsistən) noun
a tank etc for storing water (especially for a lavatory).

cis·tern

n. cisterna, receptáculo de agua, aljibe.