Bank meaning

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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.

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To border or protect with a ridge or embankment.
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An artificial embankment.
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An establishment for receiving, keeping, lending, or, sometimes, issuing money, and making easier the exchange of funds by checks, notes, etc.
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To operate a bank.
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To operate or manage a bank.
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To deposit (money) in a bank.
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To deposit money in or do business with a bank.
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To be in charge of the bank, as in some gambling games.
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A stretch of rising land at the edge of a body of water, esp. a stream.
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To take the form of a bank or banks.
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An arrangement of identical hardware components.
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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.
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A financial institution, whether incorporated or not, with a substantial portion of its business consisting of receiving deposits and maintaining savings accounts and checking accounts. Most also issue loans and credit, exchange currencies, transmit funds, and deal in negotiable bonds and securities issued by corporations and the government.
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A bank, often organized as a public corporation, that offers the broadest range of services allowed by law, but that is required to keep a larger percentage of its deposits on reserve than is required of savings and loan associations and savings banks.
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A financial institution, often organized and operated like a bank, with a primary purpose to make loans so that individuals can purchase or construct homes, but that also provide various banking services. See also building and loan association.
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To arrange (a fire) by covering with ashes, adding fuel, etc. so that it will burn low and keep longer.
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To heap or pile up so as to form a bank.
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To construct (a curve in a road, etc.) so that it slopes up from the inside edge.
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To arrange in a bank.
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A bank that receives deposits, maintains savings accounts (from which funds can usually be withdrawn only after a set period of time or advance notice), pays interest on them at usually higher rates than commercial banks, and makes certain loans. However, a savings bank cannot maintain checking accounts and is allowed to invest only in certain types of corporate and government bonds and securities.
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An institution where one can place and borrow money and take care of financial affairs.
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A branch office of such an institution.
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An underwriter or controller of a card game; also banque.
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A fund from deposits or contributions, to be used in transacting business; a joint stock or capital.
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(gambling) The sum of money etc. which the dealer or banker has as a fund from which to draw stakes and pay losses.
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In certain games, such as dominos, a fund of pieces from which the players are allowed to draw.
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A safe and guaranteed place of storage for and retrieval of important items or goods.

Blood bank; sperm bank; data bank.

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To put into a bank.

I'm going to bank the money.

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(hydrology) An edge of river, lake, or other watercourse.
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(aviation) The incline of an aircraft, especially during a turn.
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(rail transport) An incline, a hill.
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A mass noun for a quantity of clouds.

The bank of clouds on the horizon announced the arrival of the predicted storm front.

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(mining) The face of the coal at which miners are working.
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(mining) A deposit of ore or coal, worked by excavations above water level.
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(mining) The ground at the top of a shaft.

Ores are brought to bank.

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(intransitive, aviation) To roll or incline laterally in order to turn.
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To cause (an aircraft) to bank.
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To form into a bank or heap, to bank up.

To bank sand.

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To cover the embers of a fire with ashes in order to retain heat.
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To raise a mound or dike about; to enclose, defend, or fortify with a bank; to embank.
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A row or panel of items stored or grouped together.

A bank of switches.

A bank of pay phones.

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A row of keys on a musical keyboard or the equivalent on a typewriter keyboard.
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(order and arrangement) To arrange or order in a row.
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A bench, as for rowers in a galley; also, a tier of oars.
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A bench or seat for judges in court.
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The regular term of a court of law, or the full court sitting to hear arguments upon questions of law, as distinguished from a sitting at nisi prius, or a court held for jury trials. See banc.

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(archaic, printing) A kind of table used by printers.
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(music) A bench, or row of keys belonging to a keyboard, as in an organ.

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Bank is defined as a long pile or mound.

A mass of sand running along the shore is an example of a bank.

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Bank means to pile up or build up.

An example of bank is to pile a lot of snow into a mound.

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A piled-up mass, as of snow or clouds; a heap.

A bank of thunderclouds.

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A steep natural incline.
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(games) The cushion of a billiard or pool table.
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The lateral inward tilting, as of a motor vehicle or an aircraft, in turning or negotiating a curve.
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To pile up; amass.

Banked earth along the wall.

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To cover (a fire), as with ashes or fresh fuel, to ensure continued low burning.
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To construct with a slope rising to the outside edge.

The turns on the racetrack were steeply banked.

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(games) To strike (a billiard ball) so that it rebounds from the cushion of the table.
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(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.
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To rise in or take the form of a bank.
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To tilt an aircraft or a motor vehicle laterally when turning.
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A place of safekeeping or storage.

A computer's memory bank.

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To deposit in a bank.
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To store for future use.
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To transact business with a bank or maintain a bank account.
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A set of similar or matched things arranged in a row, especially:
  • A set of elevators.
  • A row of keys on a keyboard.
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(printing) The lines of type under a headline.
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To arrange or set up in a row.
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The office or building of such an establishment.
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A reserve of things for later distribution or use, or a place for this.
  • A store of blood for transfusions, body organs for transplantation, etc.
  • A store or a device for keeping retrievable data.
    A memory bank.
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A long mound or heap, as of ground, clouds, or snow; ridge.
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A steep rise or slope, as of a hill.
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A shoal or shallow place, as in a sea or lake; esp., a raised part of a continental shelf.
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The sloping of an airplane laterally to avoid slipping sideways on a turn.
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The sloping of a road, racing track, etc. laterally along a curve.
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(mining) The face or top end of a body of ore.
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To heap dirt around for protection from cold, light, etc.; embank.
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To slope (an airplane) laterally on a turn, with the inside wing low and the outside wing high so as to prevent slipping sideways.
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(basketball) To shoot (the ball) so that it bounces from the backboard into the basket.
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To fly an airplane with lateral slope on a turn.
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A row or tier of oars.
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A row or tier of objects.

A bank of lights.

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A row of keys in a keyboard or console.
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Any of the subheads under a newspaper headline.
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(intransitive) To deal with a bank or financial institution.

He banked with Barclays.

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(nautical, hydrology) 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).

The banks of Newfoundland.

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(geography) A slope of earth, sand, etc.; an embankment.
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bank on
  • to depend on; rely on
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of bank

  • Middle English banke from French banque from Old Italian banca bench, moneychanger's table from Old High German banc

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English bench from Old French banc from Late Latin bancus of Germanic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English of Scandinavian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English banke, from Middle French banque, from Old Italian banca (“counter, moneychanger's bench or table”), from Lombardic bank (“bench, counter”), from Proto-Germanic *bankiz (“bench, counter”), from Proto-Indo-European *bheg- (“to turn, curve, bend, bow”). Cognate with Old High German banc, banch (“counter, bench”), Old English benc (“bench”). More at bench.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English banke, from Old English hōbanca (“couch”) and Old English banc (“bank, hillock, embankment”), from Proto-Germanic *bankô. Akin to Old Norse bakki (“elevation, hill”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English bank (“bank”), banke, from Old French banc (“bench”), from Frankish *bank. Akin to Old English benc (“bench”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Probably from French banc. Of German origin, and akin to English bench.

    From Wiktionary