Stank
Stank Stank, n. [OF. estang, F. ['e]tang, from L. stagnum a pool. Cf. {Stagnate}, {Tank} a cistern.] 1. Water retained by an embankment; a pool of water. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] --Robert of Brunne. [1913 Webster]

2. A dam or mound to stop water. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

{Stank hen} (Zo["o]l.), the moor hen; -- called also {stankie}. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]


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  • Stank — (st[a^][ng]k), a. [OF. estanc, or It. stanco. See {Stanch}, a.] Weak; worn out. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stank — Stank, v. i. [Cf. Sw. st[*a]nka to pant. [root]165.] To sigh. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stank — Stank, imp. of {Stink}. Stunk. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stank — stank·ie; stank; …   English syllables

  • Stank — ↑ Gestank. Stänker (ugs. für:) »Nörgler, Streitsüchtiger«: Das seit dem 17. Jh. bezeugte Wort bedeutete ursprünglich »Gestankmacher« und gehört zu dem untergegangenen Verb mhd. stenken, ahd. stenchen »stinken machen« oder zu dem heute seltenen… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • Stank — Stank,der:1.⇨Gestank–2.⇨Streit(1) …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • stank — [stæŋk] the past tense of ↑stink …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stank — the past tense of stink1 …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stank — p.t. of SINK (Cf. sink) (q.v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • stank — [staŋk] vi. alt. pt. of STINK …   English World dictionary

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