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"
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"
a long ridge or pile
"a huge bank of earth"
an arrangement of similar objects in a row or in tiers
"he operated a bank of switches"
a supply or stock held in reserve for future use (especially in emergencies)
the funds held by a gambling house or the dealer in some gambling games
"he tried to break the bank at Monte Carlo"
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
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"
bank, bank building(noun)
a building in which the business of banking transacted
"the bank is on the corner of Nassau and Witherspoon"
a flight maneuver; aircraft tips laterally about its longitudinal axis (especially in turning)
"the plane went into a steep bank"
"the pilot had to bank the aircraft"
enclose with a bank
do business with a bank or keep an account at a bank
"Where do you bank in this town?"
act as the banker in a game or in gambling
be in the banking business
put into a bank account
"She deposits her paycheck every month"
cover with ashes so to control the rate of burning
"bank a fire"
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"
a bench; a high seat, or seat of distinction or judgment; a tribunal or court
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
a steep acclivity, as the slope of a hill, or the side of a ravine
the margin of a watercourse; the rising ground bordering a lake, river, or sea, or forming the edge of a cutting, or other hollow
an elevation, or rising ground, under the sea; a shoal, shelf, or shallow; as, the banks of Newfoundland
the face of the coal at which miners are working
a deposit of ore or coal, worked by excavations above water level
the ground at the top of a shaft; as, ores are brought to bank
to raise a mound or dike about; to inclose, defend, or fortify with a bank; to embank
to heap or pile up; as, to bank sand
to pass by the banks of
a bench, as for rowers in a galley; also, a tier of oars
the bench or seat upon which the judges sit
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
a sort of table used by printers
a bench, or row of keys belonging to a keyboard, as in an organ
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
the building or office used for banking purposes
a fund from deposits or contributions, to be used in transacting business; a joint stock or capital
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
in certain games, as dominos, a fund of pieces from which the players are allowed to draw
to deposit in a bank
to keep a bank; to carry on the business of a banker
to deposit money in a bank; to have an account with a banker
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bangk, n. a mound or ridge of earth: the earthy margin of a river, lake, &c.: the raised edge of a road, railway cutting, &c.: (min.) the surface at the pit-mouth, as in banksman: rising ground in the sea.—v.t. to enclose with a bank: to deposit or pile up: to make up a fire by covering it with a heap of fuel so pressed down as to remain a long time burning slowly—banked fires.—n. Banks′man, an overseer at a pit-mouth.—From bank to bank, from the time the collier begins to descend the pit for his spell of work till he reaches the top again. [M. E. banke, of Scand. origin; cog. with Bank, Bench.]
bangk, n. a bench in a galley: a tier or rank of oars: the bench on which judges sat. [O. Fr. banc, of Teut. origin, cog. with the foregoing word.]
bangk, n. a place where money is deposited: an institution for the keeping, lending, and exchanging, &c. of money: in games of hazard, the money the proprietor, who plays against all the others, has before him.—v.t. to deposit in a bank, as money.—ns. Bank′-ā′gent, the head of a branch bank; Bank′-bill, a bill drawn by one bank upon another, payable at a future date, or on demand; Bank′-cheque, an order to pay issued upon a bank; Bank′er, one who keeps a bank: one employed in banking business:—fem. Bank′eress; Bank′-hol′iday, a day on which banks are legally closed, bills falling due on these being payable the following day; Bank′ing, the business of a banker.—adj. pertaining to a bank.—ns. Bank′-note, a note issued by a bank, which passes as money, being payable to bearer on demand; Bank′-pap′er, bank-notes in circulation; Bank′-stock, a share or shares in the capital stock of a bank; Branch′-bank, a branch office of a bank; Sav′ings-bank, one intended originally to develop a spirit of saving amongst the poor.—Bank annuities, the consolidated three per cent. annuities—British Government funds.—Bank of issue, one that issues its own notes, or promises to pay; Joint-stock bank, one of which the capital is subscribed by a large number of shareholders; Private bank, one carried on by any number of persons less than ten.—To break the bank, to win, as in faro, from the management a certain sum which has been fixed upon as the limit the bank is willing to lose on any one day; To play against the bank, to take the risks of a game against the manager who holds the bank, as at rouge-et-noir, &c. [Fr. banque, of Teut. origin, cog. with two foregoing words.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'BANK' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #557
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'BANK' in Written Corpus Frequency: #926
Rank popularity for the word 'BANK' in Nouns Frequency: #135
The numerical value of BANK in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of BANK in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It is easier to rob by setting up a bank than by holding up a bank clerk.
If only God would give me some clear sign Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
If you ask your bank manager about your balance and he/she tries to push you over, it's about time you change your bank.
Ace Running a casino is like robbing a bank with no cops around. For guys like me, Las Vegas washes away your sins. It's like a morality car wash.
The governor of the Bank of Greece confirms the stability of the banking system, which is fully secured by the joint actions of the Bank of Greece and the European Central bank.
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Translations for BANK
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- مصرف, بنك, ضِفَّةArabic
- банк, бе́рагBelarusian
- хранилище, банка, банков клон, рид, бряг, плитчина, вира́ж, правя насип, внасям, наклонявам се, влагам, натрупвамBulgarian
- ti-bank, bank, bankad, riblBreton
- bancCatalan, Valencian
- banka, břehCzech
- брѣгъOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- banc, tyleWelsh
- bankfilial, bank, -bank, vold, bred, række, banke, batteriDanish
- Bank, UferGerman
- υποκατάστημα, τράπεζα, ανάχωμα, όχθη, συστοιχία, πλαγιά, αμμοσύρτις, καταθέτωGreek
- sucursal, banca, banco, almacén, hilera, talud, teclado, terraplén, ribera, bajío, ladeo, orilla, ingresar, apilar, ahorrar, ladear, tener la cuenta en, ladearse, depositar, amontonarSpanish
- pank, kallasEstonian
- banku, banketxeBasque
- nostokasa, pelinhoitaja, pankki, valli, hiekkasärkkä, töyräs, rantapenger, särkkä, pengerrys, kosketinrivi, törmä, kenttä, penger, ranta, näppäinrivi, äyräs, asema, penkka, rivi, kallistus, matalikko, kasata, [[olla]] [[pankin]] [[asiakas]], kallistua, tallettaa, kallistaa, [[peittää]] [[tuhkalla]]Finnish
- banque, rive, bancFrench
- bankWestern Frisian
- banc, bruachIrish
- taigh-malairt, taigh-rèidh, banca, bruachScottish Gaelic
- banca, bancoGalician
- בנק, גדהHebrew
- բանկ, ափArmenian
- banca, bancoInterlingua
- banki, bankaútibú, árbakki, bakkiIcelandic
- banca, cumulo, ripa, sponda, riva, sbandamento, banco, argine, depositareItalian
- バンク, 銀行, 岸Japanese
- fengiKikuyu, Gikuyu
- bankiKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- 銀行, 은행, 둑Korean
- pēke, parenga, tahataha, pareparengaMāori
- банка, брегMacedonian
- bank, tebingMalay
- bank, -bank, oeverDutch
- bank, bredd, bankeNorwegian
- bank, brzegPolish
- banco, margemPortuguese
- банк, склад, хранилище, банкомёт, банка, брег, насыпь, бе́рег, вира́ж, вал, отмельRussian
- банка, banka, brȇg, бре̑г, брије̑г, brijȇgSerbo-Croatian
- බැංකුවSinhala, Sinhalese
- banka, brehSlovak
- banka, nabrežje, bregSlovene
- bankë, bankaAlbanian
- bank, bankkontor, sätta inSwedish
- fale pa'angaTonga (Tonga Islands)
- банк, бе́рег, бе́рігUkrainian
- بینک, مصرفUrdu
- ngân hàng, 銀行Vietnamese
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