Tank meaning

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A heavily armored, self-propelled combat vehicle armed with guns and moving on full tractor treads.
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A large, often metallic container for holding or storing liquids or gases.
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The amount that this container can hold.

Buy a tank of gas.

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To place, store, or process in a tank.
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To suffer a sudden decline or failure.

The stock market tanked yesterday.

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In India, a natural or artificial pool or pond used for water storage.
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Any large container for liquid or gas.

A gasoline tank, a swimming tank.

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A jail cell, esp. one for new prisoners charged with misdemeanors.
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To put, store, or process in a tank.
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To lose (a game, match, etc.) deliberately or due to a lack of effort.
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To fail or go into a sharp decline.
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To lose, esp. as a result of a lack of effort.
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A closed container for liquids or gases.
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An open container or pool for storing water or other liquids.
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The fuel reservoir of a vehicle.
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The amount held by a container; a tankful.

I burned three tanks of gas on the drive to New York.

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An armoured fighting vehicle, armed with a gun in a turret, and moving on caterpillar tracks.
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(Australian and Indian English) A reservoir or dam.
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(Southwestern US, chiefly Texas) A large metal container, usually placed near a wind-driven water pump, in an animal pen or field.
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(Southwestern US, chiefly Texas) By extension a small pond for the same purpose.
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(slang) A very muscular and physically imposing person. Somebody who is built like a tank.
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(gaming, video games, online gaming) 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.
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To fail or fall (often used in describing the economy or the stock market); to degenerate or decline rapidly; to plummet.
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(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.
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To put fuel into a tank.
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To deliberately lose a sports match with the intent of gaining a perceived future competitive advantage.
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A small Indian dry measure, averaging 240 grains in weight.
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A Bombay weight of 72 grains, for pearls.

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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.
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A usually artificial pool, pond, reservoir, or cistern, especially one used to hold water for drinking or for irrigation.
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An enclosed, heavily armored combat vehicle that is armed with cannon and machine guns and moves on continuous tracks.
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A tank top.
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A jail or jail cell.
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Origin of tank

Partly from Gujarati tānkh cistern (from Sanskrit taḍāgaḥ pond) (perhaps of Dravidian origin) and partly from Portuguese tanque reservoir (variant of estanque) (from estancar to dam up) (from Vulgar Latin stanticāre stanch1)