Definition of Tank

1. Noun. An enclosed armored military vehicle; has a cannon and moves on caterpillar treads.

2. Verb. Store in a tank by causing (something) to flow into it.
Generic synonyms: Store
Derivative terms: Tankage

3. Noun. A large (usually metallic) vessel for holding gases or liquids.

4. Verb. Consume excessive amounts of alcohol.
Generic synonyms: Booze, Drink, Fuddle

5. Noun. As much as a tank will hold.
Exact synonyms: Tankful
Generic synonyms: Containerful

6. Verb. Treat in a tank. "Tank animal refuse"
Generic synonyms: Process, Treat

7. Noun. A freight car that transports liquids or gases in bulk.
Exact synonyms: Tank Car
Generic synonyms: Freight Car

8. Noun. A cell for violent prisoners.
Exact synonyms: Cooler
Generic synonyms: Cell, Jail Cell, Prison Cell

Definition of Tank

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

2. n. A large basin or cistern; an artificial receptacle for liquids.

3. n. A pond, pool, or small lake, natural or artificial.

Definition of Tank

1. Noun. A container for liquids or gases. ¹

2. Noun. the fuel reservoir of a vehicle. ¹

3. Noun. The amount held by a container, =tankful. ¹

4. Noun. An armoured fighting vehicle, armed with a gun in a turret, and moving on caterpillar tracks. ¹

5. Noun. (context: Australian and Indian English) a reservoir or dam. ¹

6. Noun. (context: American Southwest English, esp 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. ¹

7. Noun. (slang) A very muscular and physically imposing person. Somebody who is built like a tank. ¹

8. Noun. (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. ¹

9. Verb. To fail or fall (often used in describing the economy or the stock market); to degenerate or decline rapidly; to plummet. ¹

10. Verb. (video games) 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. ¹

11. Verb. To put fuel into a tank ¹

12. Verb. To deliberately lose a sports match with the intent of gaining a perceived future competitive advantage. ¹

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Definition of Tank

1. to store in a tank (a container usually for liquids) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Tank

1. A large basin or cistern; an artificial receptacle for liquids. 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, a small nematoid worm found in the water tanks of India, supposed by some to be the young of the Guinea worm. Origin: Pg. Tanque, L. Stangum a pool; or perhaps of East Indian origin. Cf. Stank. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tank

tank (current term)
tank bioreactor
tank car
tank circuit
tank destroyer
tank destroyers
tank driver
tank engine
tank engines
tank farm
tank farming
tank furnace
tank iron
tank loaf
tank locomotive

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