Definitions for BÄNKbæŋk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a long pile or heap; mass:

    a bank of earth; a bank of clouds.

  2. a slope or acclivity.

  3. the slope immediately bordering a stream course along which the water normally runs.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  4. a broad elevation of the sea floor around which the water is relatively shallow but not a hazard to surface navigation.

    Category: Oceanography

  5. Category: Civil Engineering, Railroads

    Ref: Also called cant. 1 2 6

  6. the lateral inclination of an aircraft, esp. during a turn.

    Category: Aeronautics

  7. the cushion of a billiard table.

    Category: Games

  8. (v.t.)to border with or like a bank; embank:

    banking the flooded river with sandbags.

  9. to form into a bank or heap:

    to bank snow along a path.

  10. to build (a road or track) with an upward slope from the inner edge to the outer edge at a curve.

    Category: Civil Engineering, Railroads

  11. to tip or incline (an airplane) laterally.

    Category: Aeronautics

  12. (in billiards or pool) to drive (a ball) to the cushion. to pocket (the object ball) by driving it against the bank.

    Category: Games

  13. to cover (a fire) with ashes or fuel to make it burn long and slowly.

  14. (v.i.)to build up in or form banks, as clouds or snow.

    Category: Meteorology

  15. (of an airplane) to tip or incline laterally.

    Category: Aeronautics

  16. (of a road or track) to slope upward from the inner edge to the outer edge at a curve.

    Category: Civil Engineering, Railroads

Origin of bank:

1150–1200; ME banke, OE hōbanca couch, c. ON bakki elevation, hill < Gmc *bank-ōn-; cf. bank3, bench


  1. an institution for receiving, lending, and safeguarding money and transacting other financial business.

    Category: Business

  2. the stock of pieces drawn upon by players in the course of a game, as dominoes.

    Category: Games

  3. the person or office in a gambling house that holds and distributes cash.

    Category: Games

  4. a storage place:

    blood bank; sperm bank.

  5. a store or reserve.

  6. (v.i.)to keep money in or have an account with a bank.

    Category: Business

  7. (v.t.)to deposit in a bank.

    Category: Business

  8. bank on, to count on; depend on.

    Category: Verb Phrase

Origin of bank:

1425–75; late ME < MF banque < It banca table, counter, moneychanger's table < Gmc; cf. OHG bankbench


  1. an arrangement of objects in a line or in tiers:

    a bank of lights.

  2. a bench for rowers in a galley.

  3. the group of rowers occupying one bench or rowing one oar.

    Category: Sport

  4. a number of similar devices connected to act together:

    a bank of transformers.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

  5. (v.t.)to arrange in a bank.

Origin of bank:

1200–50; ME bank(e) < OF banc bench < Gmc; see bank1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bank(noun)

    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"

  2. depository financial institution, bank, banking concern, banking company(noun)

    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"

  3. bank(noun)

    a long ridge or pile

    "a huge bank of earth"

  4. bank(noun)

    an arrangement of similar objects in a row or in tiers

    "he operated a bank of switches"

  5. bank(noun)

    a supply or stock held in reserve for future use (especially in emergencies)

  6. bank(noun)

    the funds held by a gambling house or the dealer in some gambling games

    "he tried to break the bank at Monte Carlo"

  7. bank, cant, camber(noun)

    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

  8. savings bank, coin bank, money box, bank(noun)

    a container (usually with a slot in the top) for keeping money at home

    "the coin bank was empty"

  9. bank, bank building(noun)

    a building in which the business of banking transacted

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

  10. bank(verb)

    a flight maneuver; aircraft tips laterally about its longitudinal axis (especially in turning)

    "the plane went into a steep bank"

  11. bank(verb)

    tip laterally

    "the pilot had to bank the aircraft"

  12. bank(verb)

    enclose with a bank

    "bank roads"

  13. bank(verb)

    do business with a bank or keep an account at a bank

    "Where do you bank in this town?"

  14. bank(verb)

    act as the banker in a game or in gambling

  15. bank(verb)

    be in the banking business

  16. deposit, bank(verb)

    put into a bank account

    "She deposits her paycheck every month"

  17. bank(verb)

    cover with ashes so to control the rate of burning

    "bank a fire"

  18. trust, swear, rely, bank(verb)

    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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. bank(noun)ˈæŋk

    a financial organization that lends and keeps money

    He works for a bank.

  2. bankˈæŋk

    the land at the side of a river

    people walking along the river bank

  3. bankˈæŋk

    a long mass or row of similar things

    a snow bank; a bank of computer screens

  4. bankˈæŋk

    a storage place

    a blood/sperm bank

  5. bank(verb)ˈæŋk

    to keep money at a particular bank

    I've banked here for years.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bank(noun)

    a bench; a high seat, or seat of distinction or judgment; a tribunal or court

  2. Bank(noun)

    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

  3. Bank(noun)

    a steep acclivity, as the slope of a hill, or the side of a ravine

  4. Bank(noun)

    the margin of a watercourse; the rising ground bordering a lake, river, or sea, or forming the edge of a cutting, or other hollow

  5. Bank(noun)

    an elevation, or rising ground, under the sea; a shoal, shelf, or shallow; as, the banks of Newfoundland

  6. Bank(noun)

    the face of the coal at which miners are working

  7. Bank(noun)

    a deposit of ore or coal, worked by excavations above water level

  8. Bank(noun)

    the ground at the top of a shaft; as, ores are brought to bank

  9. Bank(verb)

    to raise a mound or dike about; to inclose, defend, or fortify with a bank; to embank

  10. Bank(verb)

    to heap or pile up; as, to bank sand

  11. Bank(verb)

    to pass by the banks of

  12. Bank(noun)

    a bench, as for rowers in a galley; also, a tier of oars

  13. Bank(noun)

    the bench or seat upon which the judges sit

  14. Bank(noun)

    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

  15. Bank(noun)

    a sort of table used by printers

  16. Bank(noun)

    a bench, or row of keys belonging to a keyboard, as in an organ

  17. Bank(noun)

    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

  18. Bank(noun)

    the building or office used for banking purposes

  19. Bank(noun)

    a fund from deposits or contributions, to be used in transacting business; a joint stock or capital

  20. Bank(noun)

    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

  21. Bank(noun)

    in certain games, as dominos, a fund of pieces from which the players are allowed to draw

  22. Bank(verb)

    to deposit in a bank

  23. Bank(verb)

    to keep a bank; to carry on the business of a banker

  24. Bank(verb)

    to deposit money in a bank; to have an account with a banker


  1. Bank

    A bank is a financial institution and a financial intermediary that accepts deposits and channels those deposits into lending activities, either directly by loaning or indirectly through capital markets. A bank is the connection between customers that have capital deficits and customers with capital surpluses. Due to their influence within a financial system and the economy, banks are highly regulated in most countries. Most banks operate under a system known as fractional reserve banking where they hold only a small reserve of the funds deposited and lend out the rest for profit. They are generally subject to minimum capital requirements which are based on an international set of capital standards, known as the Basel Accords. Banking in its modern sense evolved in the 14th century in the rich cities of Renaissance Italy but in many ways was a continuation of ideas and concepts of credit and lending that had its roots in the ancient world. In the history of banking, a number of banking dynasties have played a central role over many centuries.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BÄNK' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #557

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BÄNK' in Written Corpus Frequency: #926

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BÄNK' in Nouns Frequency: #135

Anagrams of BÄNK

  1. Nabk

Translations for BÄNK

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a mound or ridge (of earth etc)

The child climbed the bank to pick flowers.

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