Definition of Savings bank

1. Noun. A thrift institution in the northeastern United States; since deregulation in the 1980s they offer services competitive with many commercial banks.

Generic synonyms: Thrift Institution
Specialized synonyms: Msb, Mutual Savings Bank, Federal Savings Bank, Fsb

2. Noun. A container (usually with a slot in the top) for keeping money at home. "The coin bank was empty"
Exact synonyms: Bank, Coin Bank, Money Box
Generic synonyms: Container
Specialized synonyms: Penny Bank, Piggy Bank

Definition of Savings bank

1. Noun. A type of financial institution that focuses on retail banking: savings of private depositors, payments, credits and insurances for individuals or small and medium-sized enterprises. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Savings Bank

saving grace
saving throw
saving throws
savings account
savings account trust
savings accounts
savings and loan
savings bank (current term)
savings bank trust
savings banks
savings bond
saviour sibling
saviour siblings

Literary usage of Savings bank

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annual Report by Maryland Comptroller's Office (1908)
"Annapolis Savings Institution 1907 Border State savings bank, Baltimore 1907 Broadway savings bank 1907 Boonsboro savings bank of Boonsboro 1907 Carroll ..."

2. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1908)
"Recommendation that law should prohibit the merging of savings bank with commercial bank, and commercial bank with savings bank. (Same dated Sept. ..."

3. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William Buck Dana (1863)
"It has now become the largest savings bank in the United States, and occupies a leading ... Such is a brief history of the oldest savings bank in the State. ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"We can best obtain a clear idea of the savings bank by distinguishing it from a ... But so far as is known, the savings bank as we know it to-day was the ..."

5. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1913)
"Any officer of any bank, banking institution, savings bank, savings society, or savings Institution, who shall permit money to be received from a depositor ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"General banking business was commenced in January 1913, and the expansion of business in the general as well as the savings bank Department has been ..."

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