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Tank vs. Basin

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Tanknoun

A closed container for liquids or gases.

Basinnoun

a wide bowl for washing, sometimes affixed to a wall

Tanknoun

An open container or pool for storing water or other liquids.

Basinnoun

(obsolete) a shallow bowl used for a single serving of a drink or liquidy food

Tanknoun

A pond, pool, or small lake, natural or artificial.

Basinnoun

a depression, natural or artificial, containing water

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Tanknoun

The fuel reservoir of a vehicle.

Basinnoun

(geography) an area of land from which water drains into a common outlet; drainage basin

Tanknoun

The amount held by a container; a tankful.

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

Basinnoun

(geography) a rock formation scooped out by water erosion

Tanknoun

An armoured fighting vehicle, armed with a gun in a turret, and moving on caterpillar tracks.

Basinnoun

A hollow vessel or dish, to hold water for washing, and for various other uses.

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Tanknoun

(Australian and Indian English) A reservoir or dam.

Basinnoun

The quantity contained in a basin.

Tanknoun

A large metal container for holding drinking water for animals, usually placed near a wind-driven water pump, in an animal pen or field.

Basinnoun

A hollow vessel, of various forms and materials, used in the arts or manufactures, as that used by glass grinders for forming concave glasses, by hatters for molding a hat into shape, etc.

Tanknoun

By extension a small pond for the same purpose.

Basinnoun

A hollow place containing water, as a pond, a dock for ships, a little bay.

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Tanknoun

(slang) A very muscular and physically imposing person. Somebody who is built like a tank.

Basinnoun

A circular or oval valley, or depression of the surface of the ground, the lowest part of which is generally occupied by a lake, or traversed by a river.

Tanknoun

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)

Basinnoun

An isolated or circumscribed formation, particularly where the strata dip inward, on all sides, toward a center; - especially applied to the coal formations, called coal basins or coal fields.

Tanknoun

A prison cell, or prison generally.

Basinnoun

a bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids;

‘she mixed the dough in a large basin’;

Tankverb

To fail or fall (often used in describing the economy or the stock market); to degenerate or decline rapidly; to plummet.

Basinnoun

the quantity that a basin will hold;

‘a basinful of water’;

Tankverb

(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.

Basinnoun

a natural depression in the surface of the land often with a lake at the bottom of it;

‘the basin of the Great Salt Lake’;

Tankverb

(transitive) To put (fuel, etc.) into a tank.

Basinnoun

the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries;

‘flood control in the Missouri basin’;

Tankverb

To deliberately lose a sports match with the intent of gaining a perceived future competitive advantage.

Basinnoun

a bathroom or lavatory sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you wash your hands and face;

‘he ran some water in the basin and splashed it on his face’;

Tankverb

(fandom slang) To resist damage; to be attacked without being hurt.

Basinnoun

a bowl for washing, typically attached to a wall and having taps connected to a water supply; a washbasin.

Tanknoun

A small Indian dry measure, averaging 240 grains in weight; also, a Bombay weight of 72 grains, for pearls.

Basinnoun

a wide open container used for preparing food or for holding liquid

‘she poured water from the jug into the basin’;

Tanknoun

A large basin or cistern; an artificial receptacle for liquids.

Basinnoun

a circular or oval valley or natural depression on the earth's surface, especially one containing water

‘the loch is cupped in a shallow basin among low hills’;

Tanknoun

A pond, pool, or small lake, natural or artificial.

‘We stood in the afterglow on the bank of the tank and saw the ducks come home.’; ‘The tanks are full and the grass is high.’;

Basinnoun

the tract of country drained by a river and its tributaries, or which drains into a lake or sea

‘the Amazon basin’;

Tanknoun

a heavily armored combat vehicle which moves on caterpillar treads, rather than wheels. It typically carries a cannon and a heavy machine, and sometimes other weapons. It is the main distinguishing weapon of an armored division.

Basinnoun

an enclosed area of water where boats can be moored

‘the gravel pit is to be used as a yacht basin’;

Tanknoun

a jail cell for temporarily holding prisoners, as in a police station.

Basinnoun

a circumscribed rock formation where the strata dip towards the centre.

Tanknoun

an enclosed armored military vehicle; has a cannon and moves on caterpillar treads

Tanknoun

a large (usually metallic) vessel for holding gases or liquids

Tanknoun

as much as a tank will hold

Tanknoun

a freight car that transports liquids or gases in bulk

Tanknoun

a cell for violent prisoners

Tankverb

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

Tankverb

treat in a tank;

‘tank animal refuse’;

Tank

A tank is an armored fighting vehicle intended as a primary offensive weapon in front-line ground combat. Tank designs are a balance of heavy firepower, strong armor, and good battlefield mobility provided by tracks and a powerful engine; usually their main armament is mounted in a turret.

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