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Definition of "tank" []

  • A large, often metallic container for holding or storing liquids or gases. (noun)
  • The amount that this container can hold: buy a tank of gas. (noun)
  • A usually artificial pool, pond, reservoir, or cistern, especially one used to hold water for drinking or for irrigation. (noun)
  • An enclosed, heavily armored combat vehicle that is armed with cannon and machine guns and moves on continuous tracks. (noun)
  • A tank top. (noun)
  • A large container or reservoir for the storage of liquids or gases (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An armoured combat vehicle moving on tracks and armed with guns, etc, originally developed in World War I (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A reservoir, lake, or pond (noun)
  • 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 (noun)
  • Any large dish or container used for processing a number of strips or sheets of film (noun)
  • A jail (noun)
  • A jail cell (noun)
  • The quantity contained in a tank (noun)
  • A dam formed by excavation (noun)
  • To put or keep in a tank (verb)
  • To move like a tank, esp heavily and rapidly (verb)
  • To defeat heavily (verb)
  • To fail, esp commercially (verb)

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Use "tank" in a sentence
  • "The separation of Atlantis from the main tank is AWESOME."
  • "Does this mean wars now have referees who decide whether or not a tank is allowed to go into battle?"
  • "You'll know precisely how full the tank is at all times."