The definition of a bank is a place that receives, lends, exchanges and protects money.(noun)
Capital One and Chase are each an example of a bank.
Bank means to pile up or build up.(verb)
An example of bank is to pile a lot of snow into a mound.
Bank is defined as a long pile or mound.(noun)
A mass of sand running along the shore is an example of a bank.
See bank in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME banke < MFr banque < OIt banca, orig., table, moneylenders' exchange table < OHG bank, bench: see bank
Origin: ME banke < (prob. via Anglo-Norm *banki) ON bakki, akin to OHG & Du bank & OE benc, bench
Origin: ME banke < OFr banc, bench < Frank or OHG bank: see bank
See bank in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , of Scandinavian origin.
Origin: Middle English banke
Origin: , from French banque
Origin: , from Old Italian banca, bench, moneychanger's table
Origin: , from Old High German banc.
Origin: Middle English, bench
Origin: , from Old French banc
Origin: , from Late Latin bancus
Origin: , of Germanic origin.
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