Tank vs Cisterna - What's the difference?

tank | cisterna |

As a verb tank

is .

As a noun cisterna is

(biology) any of the various membranes sections comprising some organelles like the golgi apparatus and the endoplasmic reticulum.



(wikipedia tank)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) . In the sense of armoured vehicle, to disguise their nature, prototypes were described as tanks for carrying water (1915).


(en noun)
  • A closed container for liquids or gases.
  • An open container or pool for storing water or other liquids.
  • The fuel reservoir of a vehicle.
  • The amount held by a container; a tankful.
  • I burned three tanks of gas on the drive to New York.
  • An armoured fighting vehicle, armed with a gun in a turret, and moving on caterpillar tracks.
  • (Australian and Indian English) A reservoir or dam.
  • A large metal container, usually placed near a wind-driven water pump, in an animal pen or field.
  • By extension a small pond for the same purpose.
  • (slang) A very muscular and physically imposing person. Somebody who is built like a tank.
  • (gaming, video games, online games) 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.
  • Synonyms
    * (military fighting vehicle) battle tank, combat tank, armour (mass noun), tango (Canadian military slang)
    Derived terms
    * antitank * battle tank * cavalry tank * combat tank * cruiser tank * empty the tank * fast tank * fish tank * flame tank * flamethrower tank * heavy tank * infantry tank * light tank * main battle tank * medium tank * tankbuster * tank destroyer * tank suit * tank top * tankette * tank farm * tankini * think tank
    * (military fighting vehicle) armoured fighting vehicle, armored fighting vehicle, AFV, armoured combat vehicle, armored combat vehicle
    * (military fighting vehicle) infantry tank (historical), cavalry tank (historical), fast tank (historical), cruiser tank (historical), tankette (historical), light tank, medium tank, heavy tank, main battle tank, MBT, flame tank, flamethrower tank
    Coordinate terms
    * (military fighting vehicle) armoured car, armoured train, armoured personnel carrier, armored personnel carrier, APC, infantry fighting vehicle, IFV, self-propelled gun, tank destroyer, assault gun


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

    Etymology 2


    (en noun)
  • A small Indian dry measure, averaging 240 grains in weight.
  • A Bombay weight of 72 grains, for pearls.
  • (Simmonds)
    (Webster 1913)


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  • (biology) Any of the various membranes sections comprising some organelles like the Golgi apparatus and the endoplasmic reticulum.
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