Definitions of bank:
  • noun:   a flight maneuver; aircraft tips laterally about its longitudinal axis (especially in turning)
    Example: "The plane went into a steep bank"
  • noun:   a building in which commercial banking is transacted
    Example: "The bank is on the corner of Nassau and Witherspoon"
  • noun:   an arrangement of similar objects in a row or in tiers
    Example: "He operated a bank of switches"
  • noun:   a long ridge or pile
    Example: "A huge bank of earth"
  • noun:   sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water)
    Example: "They pulled the canoe up on the bank"
  • noun:   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:   the funds held by a gambling house or the dealer in some gambling games
    Example: "He tried to break the bank at Monte Carlo"
  • noun:   a supply or stock held in reserve for future use (especially in emergencies)
  • noun:   a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities
    Example: "He cashed a check at the bank"
  • noun:   a container (usually with a slot in the top) for keeping money at home
    Example: "The coin bank was empty"
  • verb:   tip laterally
    Example: "The pilot had to bank the aircraft"
  • verb:   be in the banking business
  • verb:   act as the banker in a game or in gambling
  • verb:   do business with a bank or keep an account at a bank
    Example: "Where do you bank in this town?"
  • verb:   cover with ashes so to control the rate of burning
    Example: "Bank a fire"
  • verb:   enclose with a bank
    Example: "Bank roads"
  • verb:   put into a bank account
  • verb:   have confidence or faith in
    Example: "Bank on your good education"
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #8006)

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