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"

Specialized synonyms: Riverbank, Riverside, Waterside
Generic synonyms: Incline, Side, Slope

2. Verb. Tip laterally. "The pilot had to bank the aircraft"
Generic synonyms: Tip

3. Noun. A financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities. "That bank holds the mortgage on my home"

4. Verb. Enclose with a bank. "Bank roads"
Generic synonyms: Close In, Enclose, Inclose, Shut In

5. Noun. A long ridge or pile. "A huge bank of earth"
Specialized synonyms: Bluff, Sandbank
Generic synonyms: Ridge

6. Verb. Do business with a bank or keep an account at a bank. "Where do you bank in this town?"
Generic synonyms: Transact
Derivative terms: Bankable, Banking

7. Noun. An arrangement of similar objects in a row or in tiers. "He operated a bank of switches"
Generic synonyms: Array

8. Verb. Act as the banker in a game or in gambling.
Generic synonyms: Act

9. Noun. A supply or stock held in reserve for future use (especially in emergencies).
Generic synonyms: Backlog, Reserve, Stockpile
Specialized synonyms: Blood Bank, Eye Bank, Food Bank, Soil Bank

10. Verb. Be in the banking business.
Generic synonyms: Do Work, Work
Derivative terms: Bankable, Banker, Banking

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"
Exact synonyms: Deposit
Generic synonyms: Give
Specialized synonyms: Redeposit
Derivative terms: Bankable, Banking, Deposit, Depositor
Antonyms: Withdraw

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.
Exact synonyms: Camber, Cant
Generic synonyms: Incline, Side, Slope
Derivative terms: Camber, Cant

14. Verb. Cover with ashes so to control the rate of burning. "Bank a fire"
Generic synonyms: Cover

15. Noun. A container (usually with a slot in the top) for keeping money at home. "The coin bank was empty"
Exact synonyms: Coin Bank, Money Box, Savings Bank
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"
Exact synonyms: Rely, Swear, Trust
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"
Exact synonyms: Bank Building
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"
Specialized synonyms: Vertical Bank
Generic synonyms: Airplane Maneuver, Flight Maneuver

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

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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. 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. 5. The face of the coal at which miners are working. A deposit of ore or coal, worked by excavations above water level. The ground at the top of a shaft; as, ores are brought to bank. Bank beaver, the otter. Bank swallow, a small American and European swallow (Clivicola riparia) that nests in a hole which it excavates in a bank. Origin: OE. Banke; akin to E. Bench, and prob. Of Scand. Origin.; cf. Icel. Bakki. See Bench. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bank

banjo hits
banjo hitter
banjo hitters
banjo ukelele
bank (current term)
bank-and-turn indicator
bank-depositor relation
bank account
bank balance
bank bill
bank building
bank card
bank charter
bank check
bank cheque
bank clerk
bank closing
bank commissioner
bank deposit

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