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bank

noun (n)

  • sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water) (noun.object)
    Example:
    They pulled the canoe up on the bank.
    He sat on the bank of the river and watched the currents.
    source: wordnet30
  • a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities (noun.group)
    Example:
    He cashed a check at the bank.
    That bank holds the mortgage on my home.
    source: wordnet30
  • a long ridge or pile (noun.object)
    Example:
    A huge bank of earth.
    source: wordnet30
  • an arrangement of similar objects in a row or in tiers (noun.group)
    Example:
    He operated a bank of switches.
    source: wordnet30
  • a supply or stock held in reserve for future use (especially in emergencies) (noun.possession)
    source: wordnet30
  • the funds held by a gambling house or the dealer in some gambling games (noun.possession)
    Example:
    He tried to break the bank at Monte Carlo.
    source: wordnet30
  • 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 (noun.object)
    Synonym: camber, cant
    source: wordnet30
  • a container (usually with a slot in the top) for keeping money at home (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    The coin bank was empty.
    source: wordnet30
  • a building in which the business of banking transacted (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: bank building
    Example:
    The bank is on the corner of Nassau and Witherspoon.
    source: wordnet30
  • a flight maneuver; aircraft tips laterally about its longitudinal axis (especially in turning) (noun.act)
    Example:
    The plane went into a steep bank.
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A bench, as for rowers in a galley; also, a tier of oars. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A group or series of objects arranged near together; as, a bank of electric lamps, etc. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • The lateral inclination of an aëroplane as it rounds a curve; as, a bank of 45° is easy; a bank of 90° is dangerous. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • tip laterally (verb.motion)
    Example:
    The pilot had to bank the aircraft.
    source: wordnet30
  • enclose with a bank (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Bank roads.
    source: wordnet30
  • do business with a bank or keep an account at a bank (verb.possession)
    Example:
    Where do you bank in this town?.
    source: wordnet30
  • act as the banker in a game or in gambling (verb.possession)
    source: wordnet30
  • be in the banking business (verb.possession)
    source: wordnet30
  • put into a bank account (verb.possession)
    Synonym: deposit
    Antonym: draw, draw off, take out, withdraw
    source: wordnet30
  • cover with ashes so to control the rate of burning (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Bank a fire.
    source: wordnet30
  • have confidence or faith in (verb.cognition)
    Synonym: rely, swear, trust
    Antonym: distrust, mistrust, suspect
    Example:
    Bank on your good education.
    source: wordnet30
  • To raise a mound or dike about; to inclose, defend, or fortify with a bank; to embank. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To deposit in a bank. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To keep a bank; to carry on the business of a banker. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To tilt sidewise in rounding a curve; -- said of a flying machine, an aërocurve, or the like. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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