- Bank is defined as a long pile or mound.
A mass of sand running along the shore is an example of a bank.
- The definition of a bank is a place that receives, lends, exchanges and protects money.
Capital One and Chase are each an example of a bank.
- Bank means to pile up or build up.
An example of bank is to pile a lot of snow into a mound.
The front of a classic style bank building.
bank definition by Webster's New World
- an establishment for receiving, keeping, lending, or, sometimes, issuing money, and making easier the exchange of funds by checks, notes, etc.
- the office or building of such an establishment
- savings bank (sense )
- the fund put up by the dealer in baccarat, out of which losses are paid
- the entire monetary pool of a gambling establishment
- a common fund of chips, pieces, etc. used in playing a game, as poker or dominoes
- ☆ a reserve of things for later distribution or use, or a place for this; specif.,
- a store of blood for transfusions, body organs for transplantation, etc.
- a store or a device for keeping retrievable data: a memory bank
Origin: Middle English banke ; from Middle French banque ; from OIt banca, origin, originally , table, moneylenders' exchange table ; from Old High German bank, bench: see bank
- to deposit money in or do business with a bank
- to operate or manage a bank
- to be in charge of the bank, as in some gambling games
- a long mound or heap, as of ground, clouds, or snow; ridge
- a steep rise or slope, as of a hill
- a stretch of rising land at the edge of a body of water, esp. a stream
- a shoal or shallow place, as in a sea or lake; esp., a raised part of a continental shelf
- the sloping of an airplane laterally to avoid slipping sideways on a turn
- the sloping of a road, racing track, etc. laterally along a curve
- Billiards cushion (sense )
- Mining the face or top end of the body of ore
Origin: Middle English banke ; from (prob. via Anglo-Norman an unverified form banki) Old Norse bakki, akin to Old High German and amp; Dutch bank and amp; Old English benc, bench
- to heap dirt around for protection from cold, light, etc.; embank
- to arrange (a fire) by covering with ashes, adding fuel, etc. so that it will burn low and keep longer
- to heap or pile up so as to form a bank
- to construct (a curve in a road, etc.) so that it slopes up from the inside edge
- to slope (an airplane) laterally on a turn, with the inside wing low and the outside wing high so as to prevent slipping sideways
- Basketball to shoot (the ball) so that it bounces from the backboard into the basket
- to stroke (a ball) so that it recoils from a cushion
- to make (a shot) in this way
- to take the form of a bank or banks
- to fly an airplane with lateral slope on a turn
- a bench for rowers in a galley
- the rowers
- a row or tier of oars
- a row or tier of objects: a bank of lights
- a row of keys in a keyboard or console
- any of the subheads under a newspaper headline
Origin: Middle English banke ; from Old French banc, bench ; from Frankish or Old High German bank: see bank
bank definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A piled-up mass, as of snow or clouds. See Synonyms at heap.
- A steep natural incline.
- An artificial embankment.
- The slope of land adjoining a body of water, especially adjoining a river, lake, or channel. Often used in the plural.
- A large elevated area of a sea floor. Often used in the plural.
- Games The cushion of a billiard or pool table.
- The lateral inward tilting, as of a motor vehicle or an aircraft, in turning or negotiating a curve.
- To border or protect with a ridge or embankment.
- To pile up; amass: banked earth along the wall.
- To cover (a fire), as with ashes or fresh fuel, to ensure continued low burning.
- To construct with a slope rising to the outside edge: The turns on the racetrack were steeply banked.
- a. To tilt (an aircraft) laterally and inwardly in flight.b. To tilt (a motor vehicle) laterally and inwardly when negotiating a curve.
- Games To strike (a billiard ball) so that it rebounds from the cushion of the table.
- Sports To play (a ball or puck) in such a way as to make it glance off a surface, such as a backboard or wall.
- To rise in or take the form of a bank.
- To tilt an aircraft or a motor vehicle laterally when turning.
Origin: Middle English, of Scandinavian origin.
- a. A business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged.b. The offices or building in which such an establishment is located.
- Games a. The funds of a gambling establishment.b. The funds held by a dealer or banker in some gambling games.c. The reserve pieces, cards, chips, or play money in some games, such as poker, from which the players may draw.
- a. A supply or stock for future or emergency use: a grain bank.b. Medicine A supply of human tissues or other materials, such as blood, skin, or sperm, held in reserve for future use.
- A place of safekeeping or storage: a computer's memory bank.
- Obsolete A moneychanger's table or place of business.
- To transact business with a bank or maintain a bank account.
- To operate a bank.
Origin: Middle English banke, from French banque, from Old Italian banca, bench, moneychanger's table, from Old High German banc.
- A set of similar or matched things arranged in a row, especially:a. A set of elevators.b. A row of keys on a keyboard.
- Nautical a. A bench for rowers in a galley.b. A row of oars in a galley.
- Printing The lines of type under a headline.
Origin: Middle English, bench, from Old French banc, from Late Latin bancus, of Germanic origin.
bank - Business Definition
bank - Computer Definition
An arrangement of identical hardware components.
bank - Investment & Finance Definition
A financial business chartered by state or federal government that takes in deposits from individuals and businesses. Banks then lend the money to other individuals and businesses that need cash. Banks also offer a variety of financial and investment products, such as checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposit, loans, and mortgages. In recent years, banks have added online bill payment services and online banking. Accounts at banks are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) for up to $100,000 per account.Webster's New World Finance and Investment Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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