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tank

 (tăngk)
n.
1.
a. A large, often metallic container for holding or storing liquids or gases.
b. The amount that this container can hold: buy a tank of gas.
2. A usually artificial pool, pond, reservoir, or cistern, especially one used to hold water for drinking or for irrigation.
3. A usually glass-walled container in which live fish, reptiles, or other animals are kept.
4. An enclosed, heavily armored combat vehicle that is armed with cannon and machine guns and moves on continuous tracks.
5. A tank top.
6. Slang A jail or jail cell.
v. tanked, tank·ing, tanks
v.tr.
To place, store, or process in a tank.
v.intr.
Informal To suffer a sudden decline or failure: The stock market tanked yesterday.
Phrasal Verb:
tank up
1. Slang To drink to the point of intoxication.
2. To fill the tank of a motor vehicle with gasoline.
Idiom:
in the tank
1. In reserve: a runner who didn't have enough in the tank to hold the lead.
2. In a state of decline or failure: Stocks have been in the tank for months.
3. Enthusiastically partial; strongly favoring: a reporter accused of being in the tank for a candidate.

[Partly from an Indic source such as Gujarati ṭāṃkhī, cistern, and ṭāṃkhī,ṃ, reservoir, or Marathi ṭāṃkeṃ, cistern, reservoir (all from Prakrit ṭaṅka, ditch, reservoir, of unknown origin) and partly from Portuguese tanque, reservoir (variant of estanque, from estancar, to dam up, from Vulgar Latin *stanticāre; see stanch1). Noun, sense 4, from the fact that in WWI the British army tried to conceal the development and transport of such armored vehicles by referring to them as water tanks in documents and communications.]

tank′ful′ (-fo͝ol′) n.

tank

(tæŋk)
n
1. a large container or reservoir for the storage of liquids or gases: tanks for storing oil.
2. (Military)
a. an armoured combat vehicle moving on tracks and armed with guns, etc, originally developed in World War I
b. (as modifier): a tank commander; a tank brigade.
3. dialect Brit and US a reservoir, lake, or pond
4. (Photography) photog
a. a light-tight container inside which a film can be processed in daylight, the solutions and rinsing waters being poured in and out without light entering
b. any large dish or container used for processing a number of strips or sheets of film
5. (Law) slang chiefly
a. a jail
b. a jail cell
6. (Units) Also called: tankful the quantity contained in a tank
7. (Civil Engineering) Austral a dam formed by excavation
vb
8. (tr) to put or keep in a tank
9. (intr) to move like a tank, esp heavily and rapidly
10. slang to defeat heavily
11. (Stock Exchange) (intr) informal to fail, esp commercially
12. (Commerce) (intr) informal to fail, esp commercially
[C17: from Gujarati tānkh artificial lake, but influenced also by Portuguese tanque, from estanque pond, from estancar to dam up, from Vulgar Latin stanticāre (unattested) to block, stanch]
ˈtankless adj
ˈtankˌlike adj

tank

(tæŋk)

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.
3. a prison cell for more than one occupant, esp. for groups of new prisoners.
4. a natural or artificial pond, esp. for storing water.
v.t.
6. to put or store in a tank.
v.i.
7. Slang. to do poorly or decline rapidly; fail: The movie tanked at the box office.
[1610–20; perhaps jointly < Gujarati tānkh reservoir, lake, and Portuguese tanque, contraction of estanque pond, literally, something dammed up; adopted as an early cover name for the military vehicle during manufacture in England (1915)]
tank′less, adj.
tank′like`, adj.

tank

- May have come from Gujarati tanku, or Marathi tanke, "underground cistern," from Sanskrit tadaga, "pond."
See also related terms for pond.

tank


Past participle: tanked
Gerund: tanking

Imperative
tank
tank
Present
I tank
you tank
he/she/it tanks
we tank
you tank
they tank
Preterite
I tanked
you tanked
he/she/it tanked
we tanked
you tanked
they tanked
Present Continuous
I am tanking
you are tanking
he/she/it is tanking
we are tanking
you are tanking
they are tanking
Present Perfect
I have tanked
you have tanked
he/she/it has tanked
we have tanked
you have tanked
they have tanked
Past Continuous
I was tanking
you were tanking
he/she/it was tanking
we were tanking
you were tanking
they were tanking
Past Perfect
I had tanked
you had tanked
he/she/it had tanked
we had tanked
you had tanked
they had tanked
Future
I will tank
you will tank
he/she/it will tank
we will tank
you will tank
they will tank
Future Perfect
I will have tanked
you will have tanked
he/she/it will have tanked
we will have tanked
you will have tanked
they will have tanked
Future Continuous
I will be tanking
you will be tanking
he/she/it will be tanking
we will be tanking
you will be tanking
they will be tanking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tanking
you have been tanking
he/she/it has been tanking
we have been tanking
you have been tanking
they have been tanking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tanking
you will have been tanking
he/she/it will have been tanking
we will have been tanking
you will have been tanking
they will have been tanking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tanking
you had been tanking
he/she/it had been tanking
we had been tanking
you had been tanking
they had been tanking
Conditional
I would tank
you would tank
he/she/it would tank
we would tank
you would tank
they would tank
Past Conditional
I would have tanked
you would have tanked
he/she/it would have tanked
we would have tanked
you would have tanked
they would have tanked

Tank

A term sometimes applied to a pond used to collect and hold water for livestock.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tank - an enclosed armored military vehicletank - an enclosed armored military vehicle; has a cannon and moves on caterpillar treads
armored vehicle, armoured vehicle - a vehicle that is protected by armor plate
cannon - heavy gun fired from a tank
gun enclosure, gun turret, turret - a self-contained weapons platform housing guns and capable of rotation
military vehicle - vehicle used by the armed forces
panzer - an armored vehicle or tank
tracked vehicle - a self-propelled vehicle that moves on tracks
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
2.tank - a large (usually metallic) vessel for holding gases or liquidstank - a large (usually metallic) vessel for holding gases or liquids
aquarium, fish tank, marine museum - a tank or pool or bowl filled with water for keeping live fish and underwater animals
water tank, cistern - a tank that holds the water used to flush a toilet
gas holder, gasometer - a large gas-tight spherical or cylindrical tank for holding gas to be used as fuel
gas tank, gasoline tank, petrol tank - a tank for holding gasoline to supply a vehicle
reservoir - tank used for collecting and storing a liquid (as water or oil)
septic tank - large tank where solid matter or sewage is disintegrated by bacteria
vessel - an object used as a container (especially for liquids)
hot-water heater, hot-water tank, water heater - a heater and storage tank to supply heated water
3.tank - as much as a tank will hold
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
4.tank - a freight car that transports liquids or gases in bulktank - a freight car that transports liquids or gases in bulk
freight car - a railway car that carries freight
5.tank - a cell for violent prisoners
jail cell, prison cell, cell - a room where a prisoner is kept
Verb1.tank - store in a tank by causing (something) to flow into it
store - find a place for and put away for storage; "where should we stow the vegetables?"; "I couldn't store all the books in the attic so I sold some"
2.tank - consume excessive amounts of alcohol
booze, drink, fuddle - consume alcohol; "We were up drinking all night"
3.tank - treat in a tank; "tank animal refuse"
process, treat - subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition; "process cheese"; "process hair"; "treat the water so it can be drunk"; "treat the lawn with chemicals" ; "treat an oil spill"

tank

noun
1. container, barrel, vat, reservoir, cistern, receptacle an empty fuel tank
2. aquarium, bowl a tank full of goldfish
3. armoured vehicle, Panzer (German), armoured car, combat vehicle soldiers backed up by tanks
Translations
دَبَّابَةدَبّابَهصَهْرِيجصِهْريج
танк
tanc
tanknádržrezervoár
tank=-beholderbeholderkampvogn
tanko
tank
panssarivaunusäiliötankki
tenkrezervoar
harckocsitank
tank
geymir, tankurskriðdrekiskriîdreki
戦車タンク
탱크
autocurrus armatus
tankastanklaivisdegalų lėktuvas
tankstvertnecisterna
tanquecarro de combate
tanc
tank
tankrezervoar
тенк
stridsvagntankpansarvagn
ถังขนาดใหญ่บรรจุน้ำหรือก๊าซรถถัง
бакводоймищеводосховищерезервуартанк
xe tăngbể

tank

[tæŋk]
A. N
1. (= container) (for liquid) → tanque m, depósito m; (large) → cisterna f (Aut) → depósito m (Sp), tanque m (esp LAm)
fuel tankdepósito m (de combustible)
fish tankacuario m
petrol or > gas tank (US) → depósito m (de gasolina)
water tank (for village, in house) → depósito m de agua; (on lorry) → cisterna f
see also septic, think D
2. (also tankful) (= quantity) → depósito m
3. (Mil) → tanque m, carro m (de combate)
4. (Phot) (also developing tank) → cubeta f de revelado
5. (also swimming tank) (US) → piscina f, alberca f (Mex), pileta f (de natación) (S. Cone)
6. (US) (= jail) → cárcel f, chirona f (Sp)
B. CPD tank car N (US) → vagón m cisterna
tank engine Nlocomotora f ténder
tank top Nchaleco m cerrado
tank wagon N (Rail) → vagón m cisterna (Aut) → camión m cisterna
tank along VI + ADVir a toda pastilla
tank up VI + ADV (with fuel) → llenar el tanque (with de) (with alcohol) → emborracharse (on bebiendo)

tank

[ˈtæŋk]
n
(for storage)réservoir m; (for petrol)réservoir m (also water tank) → réservoir m
an empty tank → un réservoir vide
Two water tanks provide a total capacity of 400 litres → Deux réservoirs d'eau fournissent une capacité totale de 400 litres.
(for processing)cuve f
(for fish)aquarium m
a fish tank → un aquarium
(MILITARY) (= military vehicle) → char m d'assaut, tank m
modif (MILITARY) [battalion, corps, division, regiment] → blindé(e); [crew, commander] → de tank; [trap] → à tanks

tank

n
(= container)Tank m; (esp for water) → Wasserspeicher m; (of boiler)Kessel m; (Naut, for water supply) → Kessel m; (in submarines) → Tauchtank m; (Rail, in engine) → Kessel m; (for diver: = oxygen tank) → Flasche f; (Phot) → Wanne f; fill up the tank, please (Aut) → volltanken, bitte
(Mil) → Panzer m, → Tank m
(US inf) → Kittchen nt (inf), → Knast m (inf)

tank

:
tank top
nPullunder m
tank town
n (US) → Wasser(auffüll)station f; (fig)Kuhnest nt (inf)
tank trap
nPanzersperre f
tank truck
n (esp US) → Tankwagen m
tank wagon, (Brit) tank waggon
n (Rail) → Kesselwagen m

tank

[tæŋk] n
a. (container, for gas, petrol) → serbatoio; (for rainwater) → cisterna; (for processing) → vasca; (for fish) → acquario
fuel tank → serbatoio del carburante
b. (Mil) → carro armato

tank

(tӕŋk) noun
1. a large container for liquids or gas. a hot-water / cold-water tank.
2. a heavy steel-covered vehicle armed with guns.
ˈtanker noun
1. a ship or large lorry for carrying oil.
2. an aircraft used to transport fuel etc.

tank

دَبَّابَة, صَهْرِيج nádrž, tank tank Panzer, Tank δεξαμενή, τανκ depósito, tanque panssarivaunu, säiliö cuve, tank rezervoar, tenk carro armato, serbatoio タンク, 戦車 탱크 tank tank, tanks czołg, zbiornik tanque танк, цистерна stridsvagn, tank ถังขนาดใหญ่บรรจุน้ำหรือก๊าซ, รถถัง tank bể, xe tăng 坦克,

tank

n (for oxygen) tanque m, tubo, cilindro (para oxígeno)
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She listened to college stories with deep interest, caressed pointers and poodles without a murmur, agreed heartily that "Tom Brown was a brick," regardless of the improper form of praise, and when one lad proposed a visit to his turtle tank, she went with an alacrity which caused Mamma to smile upon her, as that motherly lady settled the cap which was left in a ruinous condition by filial hugs, bearlike but affectionate, and dearer to her than the most faultless coiffure from the hands of an inspired Frenchwoman.
Ambrosch had come in from the north quarter, and was watering his oxen at the tank.
When there was nothing else to be done with a thing, they first put it into a tank and got out of it all the tallow and grease, and then they made it into fertilizer.
That commonest of village sights was lacking here--the public pump, with its great stone tank or trough of limpid water, and its group of gossiping pitcher-bearers; for there is no well or fountain or spring on this tall hill; cisterns of rain-water are used.
On the table stood a glass tank filled with water, and ornamented in the middle by a miniature pyramid of rock-work interlaced with weeds.
The door of Scrooge's counting-house was open that he might keep his eye upon his clerk, who in a dismal little cell beyond, a sort of tank, was copying letters.
A crash and a splash told Mowgli that Bagheera had fought his way to the tank where the monkeys could not follow.
And yet it was not because the damp had been excluded from the garden; the earth, black as soot, the thick foliage of the trees betrayed its presence; besides, had natural humidity been wanting, it could have been immediately supplied by artificial means, thanks to a tank of water, sunk in one of the corners of the garden, and upon which were stationed a frog and a toad, who, from antipathy, no doubt, always remained on the two opposite sides of the basin.
We know that Fleury's gas can lift anything, as the world-famous trials of '89 showed, but its almost indefinite powers of expansion necessitate vast tank room.
He paved the streets of Jullundur and built a great tank near Umballa.
Let them run as the men ran from the fields of Bhurtpore, till we have the rain-water for the only plough, and the noise of the rain on the thick leaves for the pattering of their spindles--till Bagheera and I lair in the house of the Brahmin, and the buck drink at the tank behind the temple
What would you say if I was to prove to you that it would build a fine chicken-house, one for the herd boar, a concrete tank down in the pasture that'd save the cows enough trips to the barn to make 'em give a heap sight more milk, a cooling house for it and a good tool room?