• An open container or pool for storing water or other liquids.
  • The amount held by a container; a tankful.

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

  • (Southwestern US, chiefly Texas) A large metal container, usually placed near a wind-driven water pump, in an animal pen or field.
  • (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)
  • A Bombay weight of 72 grains, for pearls.
  • A closed container for liquids or gases.
  • The fuel reservoir of a vehicle.
  • (Australian and Indian English) A reservoir or dam.
  • (slang) A very muscular and physically imposing person. Somebody who is built like a tank.
  • A small Indian dry measure, averaging 240 grains in weight.
  • A pond, pool, or small lake, natural or artificial.
  • An armoured fighting vehicle, armed with a gun in a turret, and moving on caterpillar tracks.
  • (Southwestern US, chiefly Texas) By extension a small pond for the same purpose.


  • To fail or fall (often used in describing the economy or the stock market); to degenerate or decline rapidly; to plummet.
  • To deliberately lose a sports match with the intent of gaining a perceived future competitive advantage.
  • To put fuel into a tank
  • (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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