HyperDic: cistern

English > 3 senses of the word cistern:
NOUNbodycistern, cisternaa sac or cavity containing fluid especially lymph or cerebrospinal fluid
artifactcistern, water tanka tank that holds the water used to flush a toilet
artifactcisternan artificial reservoir for storing liquids / liquids
cistern > pronunciation
Soundssih'stern
Rhymesadjourn ... yearn: 61 rhymes with ern...
English > cistern: 3 senses > noun 1, body
MeaningA sac or cavity containing fluid especially lymph or cerebrospinal fluid.
Synonymcisterna
BroadersacA structure resembling a bag in an animal
Spanishcisterna
Catalancisterna
English > cistern: 3 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA tank that holds the water used to flush a toilet.
Synonymwater tank
Broadertank, storage tankA large (usually metallic) vessel for holding gases or liquids / liquids
Spanishcisterna, depósito de agua, tanque
English > cistern: 3 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningAn artificial reservoir for storing liquids / liquids; especially an underground tank for storing rainwater.
Narrowercesspool, cesspit, sink, sumpA covered cistern
rain barrelA barrel used as a cistern to hold rainwater
BroaderpoolAn excavation that is (usually) filled with water
reservoirtank used for collecting and storing a liquid / liquid (as water or oil)
Spanishcisterna
Catalancisterna

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