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 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. enclose with a bank; " bank roads"
  11. a supply or stock held in reserve for future use ( especially in emergencies)
  12. cover with ashes so to control the rate of burning; " bank a fire"
  13. tip laterally; " the pilot had to bank the aircraft"
  14. put into a bank account; " She deposites her paycheck every month"
  15. be in the banking business
  16. act as the banker in a game or in gambling
  17. A bench; a high seat, or seat of distinction or judgment; a tribunal or court.
  18. 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.
  19. A steep acclivity, as the slope of a hill, or the side of a ravine.
  20. The margin of a watercourse; the rising ground bordering a lake, river, or sea, or forming the edge of a cutting, or other hollow.
  21. An elevation, or rising ground, under the sea; a shoal, shelf, or shallow; as, the banks of Newfoundland.
  22. The face of the coal at which miners are working.
  23. The ground at the top of a shaft; as, ores are brought to bank.
  24. To raise a mound or dike about; to inclose, defend, or fortify with a bank; to embank.
  25. To heap or pile up; as, to bank sand.
  26. To pass by the banks of.
  27. A bench, as for rowers in a galley; also, a tier of oars.
  28. The bench or seat upon which the judges sit.
  29. 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.
  30. A sort of table used by printers.
  31. A bench, or row of keys belonging to a keyboard, as in an organ.
  32. 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.
  33. The building or office used for banking purposes.
  34. A fund from deposits or contributions, to be used in transacting business; a joint stock or capital.
  35. 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.
  36. In certain games, as dominos, a fund of pieces from which the players are allowed to draw.
  37. To deposit in a bank.
  38. To keep a bank; to carry on the business of a banker.
  39. To deposit money in a bank; to have an account with a banker.
  40. A group or series of objects arranged near together; as, a bank of electric lamps, etc.
  41. The lateral inclination of an aeroplane as it rounds a curve; as, a bank of 45¡ is easy; a bank of 90¡ is dangerous.
  42. To tilt sidewise in rounding a curve; - said of a flying machine, an aerocurve, or the like.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. To have an account with a banker.
  46. A mound or ridge of earth: the earthy margin of a river, lake, etc.: rising ground in the sea.
  47. To inclose with a bank.
  48. A place where money is deposited: an institution for the keeping, lending, and exchanging, etc., of money.
  49. To deposit in a bank, as money.
  50. A ridge of earth; ground rising from a river, lake, etc.
  51. An establishment where money is deposited.
  52. To put money in a bank.
  53. To raise a bank.
  54. To make into a bank; shelter under a bank; from banks.
  55. A long acclivity; a rising ground.
  56. The land at, the edge of a watercourse.
  57. A shallow; shoal.
  58. To deposit in a bank; do business as or with a bank or banker.
  59. An institution for lending, borrowing, issuing, or caring for money.
  60. A mound or ridge of earth or of sand: a slope on the margin of a river or lake.
  61. 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.
  62. 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.
  63. To deposit money in a bank.
  64. To do banking.
  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.
  66. To raise up a mound of earth or a dyke to enclose; to deposit money in a bank.

Usage examples for bank

  1. It went down to the bank of the river. – Little Mr. Thimblefinger and His Queer Country by Joel Chandler Harris
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. How about the bank? – Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford by George Randolph Chester
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Can't we go up the river- bank and not go into the woods at all? – The Cave Twins by Lucy Fitch Perkins
  11. " You can take a little more of that money out of the bank," Fanny said. – The Portion of Labor by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  12. 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
  13. Soon she sat down on a bank. – The Book of One Syllable by Esther Bakewell
  14. Also in that year was the first run on the bank. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  15. You had sent for the bank examiners. – The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  16. 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
  17. Broke the bank twice. – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
  18. The river is more than bank full. – Some Winter Days in Iowa by Frederick John Lazell
  19. On his way back from the bank, he stopped at Deweys. – O+F by John Moncure Wetterau