Definition of Bank in English :

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Bank meaning in English

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Bank

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Noun

1. bank

sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water)

Example Sentences:
'they pulled the canoe up on the bank'
'he sat on the bank of the river and watched the currents'

2. bank, banking company, banking concern, depository financial institution

a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities

Example Sentences:
'he cashed a check at the bank'
'that bank holds the mortgage on my home'

3. bank

a long ridge or pile

Example Sentences:
'a huge bank of earth'

4. bank

an arrangement of similar objects in a row or in tiers

Example Sentences:
'he operated a bank of switches'

5. bank

a supply or stock held in reserve for future use (especially in emergencies)

6. bank

the funds held by a gambling house or the dealer in some gambling games

Example Sentences:
'he tried to break the bank at Monte Carlo'

7. bank, camber, cant

a slope in the turn of a road or track; the outside is higher than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal force

8. bank, coin bank, money box, savings bank

a container (usually with a slot in the top) for keeping money at home

Example Sentences:
'the coin bank was empty'

9. bank, bank building

a building in which the business of banking transacted

Example Sentences:
'the bank is on the corner of Nassau and Witherspoon'

10. bank

a flight maneuver; aircraft tips laterally about its longitudinal axis (especially in turning)

Example Sentences:
'the plane went into a steep bank'

Verb

11. bank

tip laterally

Example Sentences:
'the pilot had to bank the aircraft'

12. bank

enclose with a bank

Example Sentences:
'bank roads'

13. bank

do business with a bank or keep an account at a bank

Example Sentences:
'Where do you bank in this town?'

14. bank

act as the banker in a game or in gambling

15. bank

be in the banking business

16. bank, deposit

put into a bank account

Example Sentences:
'She deposits her paycheck every month'

17. bank

cover with ashes so to control the rate of burning

Example Sentences:
'bank a fire'

18. bank, rely, swear, trust

have confidence or faith in

Example Sentences:
'We can trust in God'
'Rely on your friends'
'bank on your good education'
'I swear by my grandmother's recipes'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Bank

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noun
1. 
an institution offering certain financial services, such as the safekeeping of money, conversion of domestic into and from foreign currencies, lending of money at interest, and acceptance of bills of exchange
2. 
the building used by such an institution
3. 
a small container used at home for keeping money
4. 
the funds held by a gaming house or a banker or dealer in some gambling games
5. (in various games)
a. 
the stock, as of money, pieces, tokens, etc, on which players may draw
b. 
the player holding this stock
6. 
any supply, store, or reserve, for future use
a data bank
a blood bank
verb
7. (transitive)
to deposit (cash, cheques, etc) in a bank
8. (intransitive)
to transact business with a bank
9. (intransitive)
to engage in the business of banking
10. (intransitive)
to hold the bank in some gambling games
noun
1. 
a long raised mass, esp of earth; mound; ridge
2. 
a slope, as of a hill
3. 
the sloping side of any hollow in the ground, esp when bordering a river
the left bank of a river is on a spectator's left looking downstream
4. 
a. 
an elevated section, rising to near the surface, of the bed of a sea, lake, or river
b. 
(in combination)
sandbank
mudbank
5. 
a. 
the area around the mouth of the shaft of a mine
b. 
the face of a body of ore
6. 
the lateral inclination of an aircraft about its longitudinal axis during a turn
7. Also called: banking, camber, cant, superelevation
a bend on a road or on a railway, athletics, cycling, or other track having the outside built higher than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal force on vehicles, runners, etc, rounding it at speed and in some cases to facilitate drainage
8. 
the cushion of a billiard table
verb
9. (when tr, often foll by up)
to form into a bank or mound
10. (transitive)
to border or enclose (a road, etc) with a bank
11. (tr,; sometimes foll by up)
to cover (a fire) with ashes, fresh fuel, etc, so that it will burn slowly
12. 
to cause (an aircraft) to tip laterally about its longitudinal axis or (of an aircraft) to tip in this way, esp while turning
13. 
to travel round a bank, esp at high speed
14. (transitive) billiards
to drive (a ball) into the cushion
noun
1. 
an arrangement of objects, esp similar objects, in a row or in tiers
a bank of dials
2. 
a. 
a tier of oars in a galley
b. 
a bench for the rowers in a galley
3. 
a grade of lightweight writing and printing paper used for airmail letters, etc
4. telephony
(in automatic switching) an assembly of fixed electrical contacts forming a rigid unit in a selector or similar device
verb
5. (transitive)
to arrange in a bank

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Bank

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noun
1. 
an establishment for receiving, keeping, lending, or, sometimes, issuing money, and making easier the exchange of funds by checks, notes, etc.
2. 
the office or building of such an establishment
3. 
savings bank (sense 2)
4. 
a. 
the fund put up by the dealer in baccarat, out of which losses are paid
b. 
the entire monetary pool of a gambling establishment
c. 
a common fund of chips, pieces, etc. used in playing a game, as poker or dominoes
5.  US
a reserve of things for later distribution or use, or a place for this
; specif.,
a. 
a store of blood for transfusions, body organs for transplantation, etc.
b. 
a store or a device for keeping retrievable data
a memory bank
verb intransitive
6. 
to deposit money in or do business with a bank
7. 
to operate or manage a bank
8. 
to be in charge of the bank, as in some gambling games
verb transitive
9. 
to deposit (money) in a bank
noun
1. 
a long mound or heap, as of ground, clouds, or snow; ridge
2. 
a steep rise or slope, as of a hill
3. 
a stretch of rising land at the edge of a body of water, esp. a stream
4. 
a shoal or shallow place, as in a sea or lake; esp., a raised part of a continental shelf
5. 
the sloping of an airplane laterally to avoid slipping sideways on a turn
6. 
the sloping of a road, racing track, etc. laterally along a curve
7.  Billiards
cushion (sense 4)
8.  Mining
the face or top end of the body of ore
verb transitive
9. 
to heap dirt around for protection from cold, light, etc.; embank
10. 
to arrange (a fire) by covering with ashes, adding fuel, etc. so that it will burn low and keep longer
11. 
to heap or pile up so as to form a bank
12. 
to construct (a curve in a road, etc.) so that it slopes up from the inside edge
13. 
to slope (an airplane) laterally on a turn, with the inside wing low and the outside wing high so as to prevent slipping sideways
14.  Basketball
to shoot (the ball) so that it bounces from the backboard into the basket
15.  Billiards
a. 
to stroke (a ball) so that it recoils from a cushion
b. 
to make (a shot) in this way
verb intransitive
16. 
to take the form of a bank or banks
17. 
to fly an airplane with lateral slope on a turn
noun
1. 
a. 
a bench for rowers in a galley
b. 
the rowers
2. 
a row or tier of oars
3. 
a row or tier of objects
a bank of lights
4. 
a row of keys in a keyboard or console
5. 
any of the subheads under a newspaper headline
verb transitive
6. 
to arrange in a bank

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Bank

see synonyms of bank
n.
1. A piled-up mass, as of snow or clouds; a heap: a bank of thunderclouds.
2. A steep natural incline.
3. An artificial embankment.
4. often banks
a. The slope of land adjoining a body of water, especially adjoining a river, lake, or channel.
b. A large elevated area of a sea floor.
5. Games The cushion of a billiard or pool table.
6. The lateral inward tilting, as of a motor vehicle or an aircraft, in turning or negotiating a curve.
v. banked, bank·ing, banks
v.tr.
1. To border or protect with a ridge or embankment.
2. To pile up; amass: banked earth along the wall.
3. To cover (a fire), as with ashes or fresh fuel, to ensure continued low burning.
4. To construct with a slope rising to the outside edge: The turns on the racetrack were steeply banked.
5.
a. To tilt (an aircraft) laterally and inwardly in flight.
b. To tilt (a motor vehicle) laterally and inwardly when negotiating a curve.
6. Games To strike (a billiard ball) so that it rebounds from the cushion of the table.
7. Sports To play (a ball or puck) in such a way as to make it glance off a surface, such as a backboard or wall.
v.intr.
1. To rise in or take the form of a bank.
2. To tilt an aircraft or a motor vehicle laterally when turning.
n.
1.
a. A business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged.
b. The offices or building in which such an establishment is located.
2. Games
a. The funds of a gambling establishment.
b. The funds held by a dealer or banker in certain games, especially gambling games.
c. The reserve pieces, cards, chips, or play money in some games, such as poker, from which the players may draw.
3.
a. A supply or stock for future or emergency use: a grain bank.
b. Medicine A supply of human fluids or tissues, such as blood, sperm, or skin, that is stored in a facility for future use.
4. A place of safekeeping or storage: a computer's memory bank.
v. banked, bank·ing, banks
v.tr.
1. To deposit in a bank.
2. To store for future use.
v.intr.
1. To transact business with a bank or maintain a bank account.
2. To operate a bank.
n.
1. A set of similar or matched things arranged in a row, especially:
a. A set of elevators.
b. A row of keys on a keyboard.
2. Nautical
a. A bench for rowers in a galley.
b. A row of oars in a galley.
3. Printing The lines of type under a headline.
tr.v. banked, bank·ing, banks
To arrange or set up in a row: "Every street was banked with purple-blooming trees" (Doris Lessing).

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