tank

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See also: Tank and tänk

English[edit]

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A military tank.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tæŋk/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æŋk

Etymology 1[edit]

From Portuguese tanque (tank, liquid container), originally from Indian vernacular for a large artificial water reservoir, cistern, pool, etc., for example, Gujarati ટાંકી (ṭā̃kī) 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.

Noun[edit]

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.
    • (Can we date this quote by Lawson and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      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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Verb[edit]

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.
    • 2008 October, Davy Rothbart, “How I caught up with dad”, in Men's Health, volume 23, number 8, ISSN 1054-4836, page 112:
      He told me about all the odd jobs he'd taken after I was born, when Michigan's economy was tanking. For one, he crisscrossed the Midwest buying old carpets from dentists' offices.
  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. (transitive) To put (fuel, etc.) into a tank.
    • 1913, Geoffrey Martin, Industrial and manufacturing chemistry:
      Sometimes oils are tanked for months or years at a time (e.g., linseed oil).
  4. To deliberately lose a sports match with the intent of gaining a perceived future competitive advantage.
    • 2006 March 6, Farber, Michael, “Swede Success”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name)[1], Sports Illustrated, archived from the original on 4 November 2012, 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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Noun[edit]

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?)

Etymology 3[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (Singapore, informal) To stand; to tolerate.
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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.
(See the entry for tank in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Alemannic German[edit]

Interjection[edit]

tank

  1. (Gressoney) thank you

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References[edit]

  • “tank” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

Czech[edit]

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tank m

  1. tank, armor

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Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from English tank.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

tank c (singular definite tanken, plural indefinite tanks)

  1. tank (military fighting vehicle)
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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tank/, [tˢɑŋ̩ˀɡ̊]

Noun[edit]

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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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from English tank.

Noun[edit]

tank m (plural tanks, diminutive tankje n)

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

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

tank

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

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English tank.

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Noun[edit]

tank m (plural tanks)

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

Synonyms[edit]

  • (military tank): char

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German[edit]

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tank

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

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English tank.[1]

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Noun[edit]

tank (plural tankok)

  1. tank (a closed container for liquids or gases)
  2. tank, fuel tank (the fuel reservoir of a vehicle)
    Synonym: üzemanyagtartály
  3. (military) tank, armoured fighting vehicle (military fighting vehicle)
    Synonyms: harckocsi, páncélkocsi, páncélos
  4. (photography) developing tank (a closed container used for developing film in a daylight environment)
    Synonym: előhívó tank

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative tank tankok
accusative tankot tankokat
dative tanknak tankoknak
instrumental tankkal tankokkal
causal-final tankért tankokért
translative tankká tankokká
terminative tankig tankokig
essive-formal tankként tankokként
essive-modal
inessive tankban tankokban
superessive tankon tankokon
adessive tanknál tankoknál
illative tankba tankokba
sublative tankra tankokra
allative tankhoz tankokhoz
elative tankból tankokból
delative tankról tankokról
ablative tanktól tankoktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
tanké tankoké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
tankéi tankokéi
Possessive forms of tank
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. tankom tankjaim
2nd person sing. tankod tankjaid
3rd person sing. tankja tankjai
1st person plural tankunk tankjaink
2nd person plural tankotok tankjaitok
3rd person plural tankjuk tankjaik

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Tótfalusi, István. Idegenszó-tár: Idegen szavak értelmező és etimológiai szótára (’A Storehouse of Foreign Words: an explanatory and etymological dictionary of foreign words’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2005. →ISBN

Further reading[edit]

  • tank in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’An Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English tank.

Noun[edit]

tank m (invariable)

  1. tank (military and container)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English tank.

Noun[edit]

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

  1. a tank (container, as below)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from English tank.

Noun[edit]

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 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

tank

  1. imperative of tanka and tanke

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Swedish[edit]

tank

Noun[edit]

tank c

  1. tank (container for liquids)

Declension[edit]

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

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