Definitions of bank

  1. To do banking.
  2. To make into a bank; shelter under a bank; from banks.
  3. To deposit in a bank; do business as or with a bank or banker.
  4. To raise a mound or dike about; to inclose, defend, or fortify with a bank; to embank.
  5. To heap or pile up; as, to bank sand.
  6. To pass by the banks of.
  7. To deposit in a bank.
  8. To put, as money, in a bank; to inclose, defend, or fortify with a bank; pile or heap up; to incline ( an airplane) laterally, or make to revolve about the fore and aft axis.
  9. To deposit in a bank, as money.
  10. To raise a bank.
  11. To keep a bank; to carry on the business of a banker.
  12. To deposit money in a bank; to have an account with a banker.
  13. To tilt sidewise in rounding a curve; - said of a flying machine, an aerocurve, or the like.
  14. To have an account with a banker.
  15. To inclose with a bank.
  16. To put money in a bank.
  17. enclose with a bank; " bank roads"
  18. To raise a mound about; to enclose, defend, or fortify with a bank. To bank a fire, to cover up or shut in a fire so that it may burn low.
  19. To deposit money in a bank.
  20. To raise up a mound of earth or a dyke to enclose; to deposit money in a bank.
  21. a flight maneuver; aircraft tips laterally about its longitudinal axis ( especially in turning); " the plane went into a steep bank"
  22. a building in which commercial banking is transacted; " the bank is on the corner of Nassau and Witherspoon"
  23. 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"
  24. an arrangement of similar objects in a row or in tiers; " he operated a bank of switches"
  25. a long ridge or pile; " a huge bank of earth"
  26. 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"
  27. 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
  28. the funds held by a gambling house or the dealer in some gambling games; " he tried to break the bank at Monte Carlo"
  29. a supply or stock held in reserve for future use ( especially in emergencies)
  30. cover with ashes so to control the rate of burning; " bank a fire"
  31. tip laterally; " the pilot had to bank the aircraft"
  32. put into a bank account; " She deposites her paycheck every month"
  33. be in the banking business
  34. act as the banker in a game or in gambling
  35. A bench; a high seat, or seat of distinction or judgment; a tribunal or court.
  36. 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.
  37. A steep acclivity, as the slope of a hill, or the side of a ravine.
  38. The margin of a watercourse; the rising ground bordering a lake, river, or sea, or forming the edge of a cutting, or other hollow.
  39. An elevation, or rising ground, under the sea; a shoal, shelf, or shallow; as, the banks of Newfoundland.
  40. The face of the coal at which miners are working.
  41. The ground at the top of a shaft; as, ores are brought to bank.
  42. A bench, as for rowers in a galley; also, a tier of oars.
  43. The bench or seat upon which the judges sit.
  44. 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.
  45. A sort of table used by printers.
  46. A bench, or row of keys belonging to a keyboard, as in an organ.
  47. 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.
  48. The building or office used for banking purposes.
  49. A fund from deposits or contributions, to be used in transacting business; a joint stock or capital.
  50. The sum of money or the checks which the dealer or banker has as a fund, from which to draw his stakes and pay his losses.
  51. In certain games, as dominos, a fund of pieces from which the players are allowed to draw.
  52. A group or series of objects arranged near together; as, a bank of electric lamps, etc.
  53. The lateral inclination of an aeroplane as it rounds a curve; as, a bank of 45¡ is easy; a bank of 90¡ is dangerous.
  54. A place for the custody, loan, exchange, or issue of money; the office of a banking company; a heap, mound, or ridge of earth; a steep slope; an elevation or rising ground beneath the sea or at the mouth of a river, forming a shoal or shallow; as, the Banks of Newfoundland; the ground forming the sides of a river or stream; a bench for rowers; a row of oars.
  55. A mound or ridge of earth: the earthy margin of a river, lake, etc.: rising ground in the sea.
  56. A place where money is deposited: an institution for the keeping, lending, and exchanging, etc., of money.
  57. A ridge of earth; ground rising from a river, lake, etc.
  58. An establishment where money is deposited.
  59. A long acclivity; a rising ground.
  60. The land at, the edge of a watercourse.
  61. A shallow; shoal.
  62. An institution for lending, borrowing, issuing, or caring for money.
  63. A mound or ridge of earth or of sand: a slope on the margin of a river or lake.
  64. An establishment which trades in money, by receiving, lending, exchanging it, & c.; the banking office; a company associated in banking business; a fund; a bench of rowers.
  65. A mound or ridge of earth; any steep ascent; a heap of anything; a place where a collection of money is kept; the margin of a river or the sea.