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English noun: tank

1. tank (artifact) an enclosed armored military vehicle; has a cannon and moves on caterpillar treads

Synonymsarmored combat vehicle, armoured combat vehicle, army tank

Broader (hypernym)armored vehicle, armoured vehicle, military vehicle, tracked vehicle

Narrower (hyponym)panzer

Part holonymcannon, gun enclosure, gun turret, turret

Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

2. tank (artifact) a large (usually metallic) vessel for holding gases or liquids

Synonymsstorage tank

Broader (hypernym)vessel

Narrower (hyponym)aquarium, cistern, fish tank, gas holder, gas tank, gasoline tank, gasometer, hot-water heater, hot-water tank, marine museum, petrol tank, reservoir, septic tank, water heater, water tank

3. tank (quantity) as much as a tank will hold


Broader (hypernym)containerful

4. tank (artifact) a freight car that transports liquids or gases in bulk

Synonymstank car

Broader (hypernym)freight car

5. tank (artifact) a cell for violent prisoners


Broader (hypernym)cell, jail cell, prison cell

English verb: tank

1. tank (possession) store in a tank by causing (something) to flow into it

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)store

2. tank (consumption) consume excessive amounts of alcohol

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)booze, drink, fuddle

3. tank (change) treat in a tank

SamplesTank animal refuse.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)process, treat

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