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  Definition of bank
  1. a flight maneuver; aircraft tips laterally about its longitudinal axis (especially in turning); "the plane went into a steep bank"
  2. a building in which commercial banking is transacted; "the bank is on the corner of Nassau and Witherspoon"
  3. a container (usually with a slot in the top) for keeping money at home; "the coin bank was empty"
  4. a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities; "he cashed a check at the bank"; "that bank holds the mortgage on my home"
  5. an arrangement of similar objects in a row or in tiers; "he operated a bank of switches"
  6. a long ridge or pile; "a huge bank of earth"
  7. sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water); "they pulled the canoe up on the bank"; "he sat on the bank of the river and watched the currents"
  8. 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
  9. the funds held by a gambling house or the dealer in some gambling games; "he tried to break the bank at Monte Carlo"
  10. a supply or stock held in reserve for future use (especially in emergencies)
  11. have confidence or faith in; "We can trust in God"; "Rely on your friends"; "bank on your good education"; "I swear by my grandmother''s recipes"
  12. cover with ashes so to control the rate of burning; "bank a fire"
  13. enclose with a bank; "bank roads"
  14. tip laterally; "the pilot had to bank the aircraft"
  15. put into a bank account; "She deposites her paycheck every month"
  16. be in the banking business
  17. act as the banker in a game or in gambling
  18. do business with a bank or keep an account at a bank; "Where do you bank in this town?"
Similar Words: bank building, savings bank, coin bank, money box, depository financial institution, banking concern, banking company, cant, camber, trust, swear, rely, deposit


Hyponyms: vertical bank, piggy bank, penny bank, credit union, Federal Reserve Bank, reserve bank, agent bank, commercial bank, full service bank, state bank, lead bank, member bank, merchant bank, acquirer, thrift institution, Home Loan Bank, bluff, sandbank, riverbank, riverside, waterside, blood bank, eye bank, food bank, soil bank, credit, lean, count, bet, depend, look, calculate, reckon, redeposit


Member Meronyms: banking industry, banking system


Derivational Morphology: deposit, camber, cant, cant over, tilt, slant, pitch, reliance, trust, faith, depository financial institution, banking concern, banking company, bank building, banking, bank deposit, depositor, banker


Language Translations:
Arabic: مصرف   Bosnian: banka  
Breton: bank and bankad and ribl and ti-bank   Catalan: banc  
Chinese: 銀行   Croatian: banka  
Danish: -bank and bank and bank, bankfilial and bred   Dutch: -bank and bank  
Esperanto: banko   Estonian: pank  
Finnish: -pankki and pankki and penkka   French: banque  
Frisian: bank   German: Bank and Ufer  
Greek: τράπεζα   Hebrew: בנק and גדה  
Icelandic: bakki and banki   Indonesian: bank  
Interlingua: banca and banco   Irish: banc  
Italian: banca and riva   Japanese: 銀行  
Korean: 은행   Norwegian: bank and bredde  
Polish: bank and brzeg   Portuguese: banco and margem  
Russian: банк and берег   Slovene: banka and breg  
Spanish: banco   Swedish: bank  
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