Definitions of bank

  1. do business with a bank or keep an account at a bank; " Where do you bank in this town?"
  2. a flight maneuver; aircraft tips laterally about its longitudinal axis ( especially in turning); " the plane went into a steep bank"
  3. a building in which commercial banking is transacted; " the bank is on the corner of Nassau and Witherspoon"
  4. a container ( usually with a slot in the top) for keeping money at home; " the coin bank was empty"
  5. 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"
  6. an arrangement of similar objects in a row or in tiers; " he operated a bank of switches"
  7. a long ridge or pile; " a huge bank of earth"
  8. 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"
  9. 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
  10. the funds held by a gambling house or the dealer in some gambling games; " he tried to break the bank at Monte Carlo"
  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. enclose with a bank; " bank roads"
  13. a supply or stock held in reserve for future use ( especially in emergencies)
  14. cover with ashes so to control the rate of burning; " bank a fire"
  15. tip laterally; " the pilot had to bank the aircraft"
  16. put into a bank account; " She deposites her paycheck every month"
  17. be in the banking business
  18. act as the banker in a game or in gambling
  19. A bench; a high seat, or seat of distinction or judgment; a tribunal or court.
  20. 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.
  21. A steep acclivity, as the slope of a hill, or the side of a ravine.
  22. The margin of a watercourse; the rising ground bordering a lake, river, or sea, or forming the edge of a cutting, or other hollow.
  23. An elevation, or rising ground, under the sea; a shoal, shelf, or shallow; as, the banks of Newfoundland.
  24. The face of the coal at which miners are working.
  25. A deposit of ore or coal, worked by excavations above water level.
  26. The ground at the top of a shaft; as, ores are brought to bank.
  27. To raise a mound or dike about; to inclose, defend, or fortify with a bank; to embank.
  28. To heap or pile up; as, to bank sand.
  29. To pass by the banks of.
  30. A bench, as for rowers in a galley; also, a tier of oars.
  31. The bench or seat upon which the judges sit.
  32. 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.
  33. A sort of table used by printers.
  34. A bench, or row of keys belonging to a keyboard, as in an organ.
  35. 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.
  36. The building or office used for banking purposes.
  37. A fund from deposits or contributions, to be used in transacting business; a joint stock or capital.
  38. 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.
  39. In certain games, as dominos, a fund of pieces from which the players are allowed to draw.
  40. To deposit in a bank.
  41. To keep a bank; to carry on the business of a banker.
  42. To deposit money in a bank; to have an account with a banker.
  43. A group or series of objects arranged near together; as, a bank of electric lamps, etc.
  44. The lateral inclination of an aeroplane as it rounds a curve; as, a bank of 45¡ is easy; a bank of 90¡ is dangerous.
  45. To tilt sidewise in rounding a curve; - said of a flying machine, an aerocurve, or the like.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. To have an account with a banker.
  49. A mound or ridge of earth: the earthy margin of a river, lake, etc.: rising ground in the sea.
  50. To inclose with a bank.
  51. A place where money is deposited: an institution for the keeping, lending, and exchanging, etc., of money.
  52. To deposit in a bank, as money.
  53. A ridge of earth; ground rising from a river, lake, etc.
  54. An establishment where money is deposited.
  55. To put money in a bank.
  56. To raise a bank.
  57. To make into a bank; shelter under a bank; from banks.
  58. A long acclivity; a rising ground.
  59. The land at, the edge of a watercourse.
  60. A shallow; shoal.
  61. To deposit in a bank; do business as or with a bank or banker.
  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. 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.
  66. To deposit money in a bank.
  67. To do banking.
  68. 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.
  69. To raise up a mound of earth or a dyke to enclose; to deposit money in a bank.

Usage examples for bank

  1. Also in that year was the first run on the bank. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  2. He happens to be the manager of the bank where Miss Loach kept her money and where Juliet keeps it now. – The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume
  3. It went down to the bank of the river. – Little Mr. Thimblefinger and His Queer Country by Joel Chandler Harris
  4. " You can take a little more of that money out of the bank," Fanny said. – The Portion of Labor by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  5. In a few minutes both men went into the cabin, came out with rifles, and started down the river- bank. – Northern Diamonds by Frank Lillie Pollock
  6. The river is more than bank full. – Some Winter Days in Iowa by Frederick John Lazell
  7. At last they were obliged to cross a little bridge, for the bank became higher and higher on that side, and a little further walking showed them the river. – A Sweet Little Maid by Amy E. Blanchard
  8. I went into the bank and the Elder asked me to dinner and I jumped at the chance. – The Eye of Dread by Payne Erskine
  9. I went to the Bank on my own business, mind that. – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  10. On his way back from the bank, he stopped at Deweys. – O+F by John Moncure Wetterau
  11. Soon she sat down on a bank. – The Book of One Syllable by Esther Bakewell
  12. You are right- the enemy's cavalry are drawn up on the north bank of the river. – Mohun, or, The Last Days of Lee by John Esten Cooke
  13. Presently he returned, and led Farina to a bank, drawing from some hiding- place a book and a bell, which he gave into the hands of the youth. – The Short Works of George Meredith by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  14. He turned back to speak to his man- and as he turned, Joseph Chestermarke came out of the bank. – The Chestermarke Instinct by J. S. Fletcher
  15. How about the bank? – Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford by George Randolph Chester
  16. Can't we go up the river- bank and not go into the woods at all? – The Cave Twins by Lucy Fitch Perkins
  17. Broke the bank twice. – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
  18. You had sent for the bank examiners. – The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  19. Felt I had to see what he was looking for, but knew I couldn't get near him along the bank. – The Lure of the North by Harold Bindloss
  20. But if a man turn his back upon the water, then he may stand safely upon the bank, taking his pleasure as long as he will. – Arthurian Chronicles: Roman de Brut by Wace