Definition of Bank
1. Noun. Sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water). "He sat on the bank of the river and watched the currents"
2. Verb. Tip laterally. "The pilot had to bank the aircraft"
3. Noun. A financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities. "That bank holds the mortgage on my home"
Generic synonyms: Financial Institution, Financial Organisation, Financial Organization
Group relationships: Banking Industry, Banking System
Specialized synonyms: Credit Union, Federal Reserve Bank, Reserve Bank, Agent Bank, Commercial Bank, Full Service Bank, State Bank, Agent Bank, Lead Bank, Member Bank, Acquirer, Merchant Bank, Acquirer, Thrift Institution, Home Loan Bank
4. Verb. Enclose with a bank. "Bank roads"
5. Noun. A long ridge or pile. "A huge bank of earth"
6. Verb. Do business with a bank or keep an account at a bank. "Where do you bank in this town?"
7. Noun. An arrangement of similar objects in a row or in tiers. "He operated a bank of switches"
8. Verb. Act as the banker in a game or in gambling.
9. Noun. A supply or stock held in reserve for future use (especially in emergencies).
Specialized synonyms: Blood Bank, Eye Bank, Food Bank, Soil Bank
10. Verb. Be in the banking business.
11. Noun. The funds held by a gambling house or the dealer in some gambling games. "He tried to break the bank at Monte Carlo"
12. Verb. Put into a bank account. "They bank the money "; "She deposits her paycheck every month"
Generic synonyms: Give
Specialized synonyms: Redeposit
Derivative terms: Bankable, Banking, Deposit, Depositor
13. Noun. 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.
14. Verb. Cover with ashes so to control the rate of burning. "Bank a fire"
15. Noun. A container (usually with a slot in the top) for keeping money at home. "The coin bank was empty"
Generic synonyms: Container
Specialized synonyms: Penny Bank, Piggy Bank
16. Verb. Have confidence or faith in. "Sam cannot bank Sue "; "I swear by my grandmother's recipes"
Generic synonyms: Believe
Specialized synonyms: Credit, Lean, Bet, Calculate, Count, Depend, Look, Reckon
Derivative terms: Reliance, Reliance, Reliant, Trust
Antonyms: Distrust, Mistrust
17. Noun. A building in which the business of banking transacted. "The bank is on the corner of Nassau and Witherspoon"
Generic synonyms: Deposit, Depositary, Depository, Repository
Terms within: Bank Vault, Vault
18. Noun. A flight maneuver; aircraft tips laterally about its longitudinal axis (especially in turning). "The plane went into a steep bank"
Definition of Bank
1. n. A mound, pile, or ridge of earth, raised above the surrounding level; hence, anything shaped like a mound or ridge of earth; as, a bank of clouds; a bank of snow.
2. v. t. To raise a mound or dike about; to inclose, defend, or fortify with a bank; to embank.
3. n. A bench, as for rowers in a galley; also, a tier of oars.
4. n. An establishment for the custody, loan, exchange, or issue, of money, and for facilitating the transmission of funds by drafts or bills of exchange; an institution incorporated for performing one or more of such functions, or the stockholders (or their representatives, the directors), acting in their corporate capacity.
5. v. t. To deposit in a bank.
6. v. i. To keep a bank; to carry on the business of a banker.
7. n. A group or series of objects arranged near together; as, a bank of electric lamps, etc.
8. n. The lateral inclination of an aëroplane as it rounds a curve; as, a bank of 45° is easy; a bank of 90° is dangerous.
9. v. i. To tilt sidewise in rounding a curve; -- said of a flying machine, an aërocurve, or the like.
Definition of Bank
1. Noun. An institution where one can place and borrow money and take care of financial affairs. ¹
2. Noun. A branch office of such an institution ¹
3. Noun. An underwriter or controller of a card game, also ''banque''. ¹
4. Noun. A safe and guaranteed place of storage for and retrieval of important items or goods. ¹
5. Verb. (intransitive) To deal with a bank or financial institution. ¹
6. Verb. (transitive) To put into a '''bank'''. ¹
7. Noun. An edge of river, lake, or other watercourse. ¹
8. Noun. (nautical) An elevation, or rising ground, under the sea; a shallow area of shifting sand, gravel, mud, and so forth (for example, a sandbank or mudbank). ¹
9. Noun. A slope of earth, sand, etc.; an embankment. ¹
10. Noun. (aviation) The incline of an aircraft, especially during a turn. ¹
11. Noun. (rail transport) An incline, a hill. ¹
12. Verb. (intransitive aviation) To roll or incline laterally in order to turn. ¹
13. Verb. (transitive) To cause (an aircraft) to '''bank'''. ¹
14. Verb. (transitive) To form into a '''bank''' or heap, to bank up. ¹
15. Verb. (transitive) To cover the embers of a fire with ashes in order to retain heat. ¹
16. Noun. A row or panel of items stored or grouped together. ¹
17. Noun. A row of keys on a musical keyboard or the equivalent on a typewriter keyboard. ¹
18. Verb. (transitive order and arrangement) To arrange or order in a row. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Bank
1. to keep money in a bank (an institution dealing in money matters) [v -ED, -ING, -S] : BANKABLE [adj]
Medical Definition of Bank
1. A mound, pile, or ridge of earth, raised above the surrounding level; hence, anything shaped like a mound or ridge of earth; as, a bank of clouds; a bank of snow. "They cast up a bank against the city." (2 Sam. Xx. 15)
2. A steep acclivity, as the slope of a hill, or the side of a ravine.
3. The margin of a watercourse; the rising ground bordering a lake, river, or sea, or forming the edge of a cutting, or other hollow. "Tiber trembled underneath her banks." (Shak)
4. An elevation, or rising ground, under the sea; a shoal, shelf, or shallow; as, the banks of Newfoundland.
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