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EnglishEdit

 
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A military tank.

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Portuguese tanque (tank, liquid container), originally from Indian vernacular for a large artificial water reservoir, cistern, pool, etc., for example, Gujarati ટાંકી (ṭāṅkī) or Marathi टाकी (ṭākī). Compare the Arabic verb اِسْتَنْقَعَ (istanqaʿa, to become stagnant, to stagnate).

In the sense of armoured vehicle, to disguise their nature, prototypes were described as tanks for carrying water [from 1915] as well as physical resemblance..

NounEdit

tank (plural tanks)

  1. A closed container for liquids or gases.
  2. An open container or pool for storing water or other liquids.
  3. A pond, pool, or small lake, natural or artificial.
    • Lawson
      The tanks are full and the grass is high.
  4. The fuel reservoir of a vehicle.
  5. The amount held by a container; a tankful.
    I burned three tanks of gas on the drive to New York.
  6. An armoured fighting vehicle, armed with a gun in a turret, and moving on caterpillar tracks.
  7. (Australian and Indian English) A reservoir or dam.
  8. (Southwestern US, chiefly Texas) A large metal container for holding drinking water for animals, usually placed near a wind-driven water pump, in an animal pen or field.
  9. (Southwestern US, chiefly Texas) By extension a small pond for the same purpose.
  10. (slang) A very muscular and physically imposing person. Somebody who is built like a tank.
  11. (role-playing games, board games, video games) a unit or character designed primarily around damage absorption and holding the attention of the enemy (as opposed to dealing damage, healing, or other tasks)
  12. (US, slang) A prison cell, or prison generally.
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VerbEdit

tank (third-person singular simple present tanks, present participle tanking, simple past and past participle tanked)

  1. To fail or fall (often used in describing the economy or the stock market); to degenerate or decline rapidly; to plummet.
  2. (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.
  3. To put fuel into a tank
  4. To deliberately lose a sports match with the intent of gaining a perceived future competitive advantage.
    • Farber, Michael (March 6, 2006), “Swede Success”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[1], Sports Illustrated, retrieved February 5, 2011
      Beforehand, Swedish [national ice hockey team] coach Bengt-Ake Gustafsson had ruminated about tanking against Slovakia to avoid powerful Canada or the Czechs in the quarters [i.e., quarterfinals of the 2006 Winter Olympic tournament], telling Swedish television, "One is cholera, the other the plague."
  5. (fandom slang) To resist damage; to be attacked without being hurt.
    • 2015 March 1, DudeFuckMath, “Bane [DC] vs Iron Fist [Marvel]”, in Reddit (r/whowouldwin)[2], retrieved 2017-06-19:
      Unless Bane can tank Helicarrier-busting explosions I'm not sure how he stands a chance.
    • 2016 June 2, MercinWithAMouth, “Superman Stongest Feat Ever”, in Comic Vine Forums[3], retrieved 2017-06-19:
      A weakened Superman tanked an explosion 50 times larger than the Kepler's Supernova and the electromagnetic shock wave hit him.
    • 2016 July 22, Si-Phon Dom, “Big Barda Vs She Hulk”, in Comics Amino[4], retrieved 2017-06-19:
      Barda could BFR and I doubt She hulk is tanking a blow from her rod, so she takes.

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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

tank (plural tanks)

  1. A small Indian dry measure, averaging 240 grains in weight.
  2. A Bombay weight of 72 grains, for pearls.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Simmonds to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for tank in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Alemannic GermanEdit

InterjectionEdit

tank

  1. (Gressoney) thank you

ReferencesEdit

  • Umberto Patuzzi, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar, Luserna: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tank m

  1. tank, armor

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Further readingEdit

  • tank in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • tank in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

DanishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from English tank.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /taːnk/, [tˢæːŋɡ̊]
 
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NounEdit

tank c (singular definite tanken, plural indefinite tanks)

  1. tank (military fighting vehicle)
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Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /tank/, [tˢɑŋ̩ˀɡ̊]

NounEdit

tank c (singular definite tanken, plural indefinite tanke)

  1. tank (for storage)
  2. (informal) filling station, gas station (US), petrol station (UK), service station
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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English tank.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tank m (plural tanks, diminutive tankje n)

  1. tank (military armoured fighting vehicle with tracks)
    Synonym: vechtwagen
  2. tank (storage reservoir)

VerbEdit

tank

  1. first-person singular present indicative of tanken
  2. imperative of tanken

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English tank.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tank m (plural tanks)

  1. tank (military vehicle)
  2. tank (container, Quebec French)

SynonymsEdit

  • (military tank): char

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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

tank

  1. Imperative singular of tanken.
  2. (colloquial) First-person singular present of tanken.

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English tank.

NounEdit

tank m (invariable)

  1. tank (military and container)

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English tank.

NounEdit

tank m (definite singular tanken, indefinite plural tanker, definite plural tankene)

  1. a tank (container, as below)

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from English tank.

NounEdit

tank m (definite singular tanken, indefinite plural tankar, definite plural tankane)

  1. a tank (closed container for liquids or gases)
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Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

tank

  1. imperative of tanka and tanke

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SwedishEdit

 
tank

NounEdit

tank c

  1. tank (container for liquids)

DeclensionEdit

Declension of tank 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative tank tanken tankar tankarna
Genitive tanks tankens tankars tankarnas

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