Cistern

  • 1 CISTERN — (Heb. בּוֹר, bor), a subterranean artificially hewn reservoir for storing rainwater. Common in the highland regions of Palestine, diversion channels brought surface run off rainwater during the short rainy season to the mouth of the cistern.… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 2 Cistern — Cis tern, n. [OE. cisterne, OF. cisterne, F. cisterne, fr. L. cisterna, fr. cista box, chest. See {Cist}, and cf. {chest}.] 1. An artificial reservoir or tank for holding water, beer, or other liquids. [1913 Webster] 2. A natural reservoir; a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 cistern — • cistern, reservoar, bassäng …

    Svensk synonymlexikon

  • 4 cistern — mid 13c., from O.Fr. cisterne (12c., Mod.Fr. citerne), from L. cisterna underground reservoir for water, from cista chest, from Gk. kiste box, chest (see CHEST (Cf. chest)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 cistern — ► NOUN 1) a water storage tank, especially as part of a flushing toilet. 2) an underground reservoir for rainwater. ORIGIN Latin cisterna, from cista box …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 cistern — [sis′tərn] n. [ME cisterne > OFr < L cisterna, reservoir for water < cista,CHEST] 1. a large receptacle for storing water; esp., a tank, usually underground, in which rain water is collected for use 2. Anat. a sac or cavity containing a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Cistern — This article is about the underground reservoir. For other uses, see Cistern (disambiguation). Portuguese cistern El Jadida in Morocco …

    Wikipedia

  • 8 cistern — [[t]sɪ̱stə(r)n[/t]] cisterns 1) N COUNT A cistern is a container which stores the water supply for a building, or that holds the water for flushing a toilet. [mainly BRIT] Syn: tank (in AM, usually use tank) 2) N COUNT A cistern is a container… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 cistern — UK [ˈsɪstə(r)n] / US [ˈsɪstərn] noun [countable] Word forms cistern : singular cistern plural cisterns a) a container for holding water b) a container for holding the water that is used for flushing a toilet (= making water go through it) …

    English dictionary

  • 10 cistern — /sis teuhrn/, n. 1. a reservoir, tank, or container for storing or holding water or other liquid. 2. Anat. a reservoir or receptacle of some natural fluid of the body. [1250 1300; ME cistern(e) < L cisterna, equiv. to cist(a) (see CIST1) + erna n …

    Universalium

  • 11 cistern — noun Cistern is used after these nouns: ↑lavatory …

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  • 12 cistern — indas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Priemonė kažkam sudėti ar laikyti. atitikmenys: angl. cistern; flask; vessel vok. Gefäß, n rus. сосуд, m pranc. récipient, m …

    Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • 13 cistern — cisterna statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Cilindro pavidalo dujų arba skysčių talpykla. atitikmenys: angl. cistern rus. цистерна …

    Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • 14 cistern — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin cisterna, from cista box, chest more at chest Date: 13th century 1. an artificial reservoir (as an underground tank) for storing liquids and especially water (as rainwater) 2. a large usually silver… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 cistern — noun /ˈsɪs.təːn,ˈsɪs.tɚn/ a) A reservoir or tank for holding water, especially for catching and holding rainwater for later use. Their extreme necessity is attested by the countless number of old, unused cisterns with which the Holy Land is… …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 cistern — 1. [TA] Any cavity or enclosed space serving as a reservoir, especially for chyle, lymph, or cerebrospinal fluid. 2. An ultramicroscopic space occurring between the membranes of the flattened sacs of the endoplasmic reticulum …

    Medical dictionary

  • 17 Cistern —    The rendering of a Hebrew word bor, which means a receptacle for water conveyed to it; distinguished from beer, which denotes a place where water rises on the spot (Jer. 2:13; Prov. 5:15; Isa. 36:16), a fountain. Cisterns are frequently… …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • 18 cistern —    A small water reservoir used to collect surface and rain water [16] …

    Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • 19 cistern — Synonyms and related words: artificial lake, bayou lake, dam, dead water, dike, etang, farm pond, fishpond, freshwater lake, glacial lake, inland sea, lagoon, laguna, lake, lakelet, landlocked water, linn, loch, lough, mere, millpond, millpool,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 cistern — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. tank, reservoir; rain barrel. See store, receptacle. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. reservoir, pond, tank; see well 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. tank, reservoir, vat …

    English dictionary for students


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