Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun cistern

3 senses of cistern

Sense 1
cisterna, cistern -- (a sac or cavity containing fluid especially lymph or cerebrospinal fluid)
       => sac -- (a structure resembling a bag in an animal)

Sense 2
cistern, water tank -- (a tank that holds the water used to flush a toilet)
       => tank, storage tank -- (a large (usually metallic) vessel for holding gases or liquids)

Sense 3
cistern -- (an artificial reservoir for storing liquids; especially an underground tank for storing rainwater)
       => reservoir -- (tank used for collecting and storing a liquid (as water or oil))
       => pool -- (an excavation that is (usually) filled with water)

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