1. [ noun ] (finance) a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities
Synonyms: banking_concern banking_company depository_financial_institution

"he cashed a check at the bank" "that bank holds the mortgage on my home"

Related terms: financial_institution credit_union member_bank agent_bank state_bank Federal_Reserve_Bank lead_bank merchant_bank acquirer commercial_bank thrift_institution Home_Loan_Bank banking_industry deposit
2. [ noun ] (geography) 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"

Related terms: slope riverbank waterside
3. [ noun ] (finance,business) a supply or stock held in reserve for future use (especially in emergencies)
Related terms: reserve soil_bank food_bank eye_bank blood_bank
4. [ noun ] (banking) a building in which commercial banking is transacted
Synonyms: bank_building

"the bank is on the corner of Nassau and Witherspoon"

Related terms: depository vault
5. [ noun ] an arrangement of similar objects in a row or in tiers

"he operated a bank of switches"

Related terms: array
6. [ noun ] a container (usually with a slot in the top) for keeping money at home
Synonyms: coin_bank money_box savings_bank

"the coin bank was empty"

Related terms: container piggy_bank
7. [ noun ] (geography) a long ridge or pile

"a huge bank of earth"

Related terms: ridge bluff sandbank
8. [ verb ] tip laterally

"the pilot had to bank the aircraft"

Related terms: tip
9. [ noun ] (geography) 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
Synonyms: camber cant
Related terms: slope camber
10. [ verb ] enclose with a bank

"bank roads"

Related terms: enclose
11. [ noun ] (games) the funds held by a gambling house or the dealer in some gambling games

"he tried to break the bank at Monte Carlo"

Related terms: funds
12. [ verb ] (business) do business with a bank or keep an account at a bank

"Where do you bank in this town?"

Related terms: transact depository_financial_institution
13. [ verb ] (work) act as the banker in a game or in gambling
Related terms: act
14. [ verb ] (work,banking) be in the banking business
Related terms: work banker banking
15. [ verb ] have confidence or faith in
Synonyms: trust rely swear

"We can trust in God" "Rely on your friends" "bank on your good education" "I swear by my grandmother's recipes"

Related terms: distrust distrust believe count_on tend credit lean bet reliance
16. [ verb ] (finance) put into a bank account
Synonyms: deposit

"She deposits her paycheck every month"

Related terms: withdraw give redeposit depository_financial_institution depositor deposit
17. [ verb ] cover with ashes, of fires, to control the rate of burning
Related terms: cover
18. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 8006
19. [ noun ] (transportation) a flight maneuver; aircraft tips laterally about its longitudinal axis (especially in turning)

"the plane went into a steep bank"

Related terms: flight_maneuver vertical_bank
Similar spelling:   Banks