|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|
"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"
|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"
|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|
|Related terms:||slope camber|
|10.||[ verb ] enclose with a bank|
|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"
|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|
|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|
"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|
|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|