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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Banks, Sir Joseph Banksnoun

    English botanist who accompanied Captain Cook on his first voyage to the Pacific Ocean (1743-1820)


  1. banks

    Banks are financial institutions that are licensed to receive deposits and make loans. They also offer other financial services, including wealth management, currency exchange, and safe deposit boxes. Banks play a crucial role in the economy by facilitating transactions, safeguarding money, extending credit, and providing financial products such as certificates of deposit and savings accounts. They can be either commercial, retail, investment banks, or a combination of these, depending on their business model.


  1. Banks

    Banks is a town in Pike County, Alabama, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 179.

Editors Contribution

  1. banksnoun

    Plural noun and verb form of the word bank.

    The national banks were regulated by the government and told to ensure they had an agreed amount of capital reserves.

    Submitted by MaryC on July 7, 2016  

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  1. banks

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BANKS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Banks is ranked #292 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Banks surname appeared 105,833 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 36 would have the surname Banks.

    54.5% or 57,690 total occurrences were Black.
    39.2% or 41,561 total occurrences were White.
    2.9% or 3,154 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.4% or 2,593 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.4% or 455 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.3% or 381 total occurrences were Asian.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Banks' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1553

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Banks' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3089

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Banks in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Banks in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Banks in a Sentence

  1. Benjamin Disraeli:

    Every great decision creates ripples--like a huge boulder dropped in a lake. The ripples merge, rebound off the banks in unforseeable ways. The heavier the decision, the larger the waves, the more uncertain the consequences.

  2. Will Durant:

    Civilization is a stream with banks. The stream is sometimes filled with blood from people killing, stealing, shouting and doing the things historians usually record, while on the banks, unnoticed, people build homes, make love, raise children, sing song.

  3. Stephen Morse:

    There are a range of new technology-enabled banks, fintech businesses, commercial banks and even niche investment banks who have identified gaps in the market in part caused by big global banks having pulled out of some businesses over the past few years.

  4. Regina Rice:

    It is understandable that Ernie's family is concerned at this very sad time. However, the record and those closest to Ernie Banks will dispel any iota of concern regarding my relationship with Ernie Banks and Ernie Banks trust in me to carrying out Ernie Banks wishes.

  5. Lakshheish M Patel:

    Another example to prove that this stock market's bumper downfall is manipulated to boost privatization is that private banks share price has not fallen so much as much as that of govt banks. Attempt is being made to sell all PSUs to greedy private players by Government

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