bank

[ US /ˈbæŋk/ ]
[ UK /bˈæŋk/ ]
NOUN
  1. the funds held by a gambling house or the dealer in some gambling games
    he tried to break the bank at Monte Carlo
  2. a long ridge or pile
    a huge bank of earth
  3. an arrangement of similar objects in a row or in tiers
    he operated a bank of switches
  4. 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
  5. sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water)
    they pulled the canoe up on the bank
    he sat on the bank of the river and watched the currents
  6. a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities
    he cashed a check at the bank
    that bank holds the mortgage on my home
  7. a building in which the business of banking transacted
    the bank is on the corner of Nassau and Witherspoon
  8. a supply or stock held in reserve for future use (especially in emergencies)
  9. a flight maneuver; aircraft tips laterally about its longitudinal axis (especially in turning)
    the plane went into a steep bank
  10. a container (usually with a slot in the top) for keeping money at home
    the coin bank was empty
VERB
  1. enclose with a bank
    bank roads
  2. cover with ashes so to control the rate of burning
    bank a fire
  3. have faith or confidence in
    You can bet on that!
    Look to your friends for support
    Depend on your family in times of crisis
    you can count on me to help you any time
  4. be in the banking business
  5. do business with a bank or keep an account at a bank
    Where do you bank in this town?
  6. put into a bank account
    She deposits her paycheck every month
  7. tip laterally
    the pilot had to bank the aircraft
  8. act as the banker in a game or in gambling
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How To Use bank In A Sentence

  • Within five years, a unified currency in 1933 the "central" issue of "legal tender" currency has been relatively stable, so Donglai Bank has to resume business.
  • Forbes: In terms of scale, the size of a bank for lending, is there a point where being bigger does not make you more efficient in lending? Transcript: Richard Bove
  • Moreover, Mr Webb's point about what he calls disinterested management -- that is to say, the management of banks by officers whose remuneration bears no relation to the profit made on each piece of business transacted -- is one of the matters in which English banking seems likely at least to be modified. War-Time Financial Problems
  • Mr Smith said the department's own funds, which have bankrolled major improvements in the naval service, had been well tapped and it was now time to explore new ways of funding.
  • This, coupled with a lack of accounting controls, led the district into bankruptcy.
  • But for the watermark, the thickness of the paper and the missing security thread, the note, reportedly obtained from a private bank, looked like genuine currency for all practical purposes.
  • Once you got into the stadium, there were no seats, only grassy banks.
  • Bounties were paid right across a banking sector whose incompetence threw thousands of innocents into jeopardy. Times, Sunday Times
  • Stated income loans only deserve the moniker "liar loans" because they were abused by banks and given to borrowers who lacked the income to qualify full doc. Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion
  • He was, when he chose to lay aside his mountebankery, an excellent and inspiring conductor. Mr. Punch`s history of modern England, Volume I -- 1841-1857
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