What does banker mean?

Definitions for banker
ˈbæŋ kərbanker

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bankernoun

    a financier who owns or is an executive in a bank

  2. bankernoun

    the person in charge of the bank in a gambling game

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Bankernoun

    One that trafficks in money; one that keeps or manages a bank.

    Etymology: from bank.

    Whole droves of lenders croud the banker’s doors,
    To call in money. John Dryden, Spanish Friar.

    By powerful charms of gold and silver led,
    The Lombard bankers and the change to waste. Dryden.


  1. banker

    A bank is a financial institution that accepts deposits from the public and creates a demand deposit while simultaneously making loans. Lending activities can be directly performed by the bank or indirectly through capital markets. Because banks play an important role in financial stability and the economy of a country, most jurisdictions exercise a high degree of regulation over banks. Most countries have institutionalized a system known as fractional reserve banking, under which banks hold liquid assets equal to only a portion of their current liabilities. In addition to other regulations intended to ensure liquidity, banks are generally subject to minimum capital requirements based on an international set of capital standards, the Basel Accords. Banking in its modern sense evolved in the fourteenth century in the prosperous cities of Renaissance Italy but in many ways functioned as a continuation of ideas and concepts of credit and lending that had their roots in the ancient world. In the history of banking, a number of banking dynasties – notably, the Medicis, the Fuggers, the Welsers, the Berenbergs, and the Rothschilds – have played a central role over many centuries. The oldest existing retail bank is Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena (founded in 1472), while the oldest existing merchant bank is Berenberg Bank (founded in 1590).


  1. banker

    A banker is a professional who works in the banking sector, often in a commercial, private, or investment bank. They provide a variety of financial services, such as lending and managing money, to individuals, corporations, and governments. Bankers may also be involved in activities such as financial planning, investment, wealth management, and financial consulting. The primary role of a banker is to help clients manage and grow their financial resources effectively.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bankernoun

    one who conducts the business of banking; one who, individually, or as a member of a company, keeps an establishment for the deposit or loan of money, or for traffic in money, bills of exchange, etc

  2. Bankernoun

    a money changer

  3. Bankernoun

    the dealer, or one who keeps the bank in a gambling house

  4. Bankernoun

    a vessel employed in the cod fishery on the banks of Newfoundland

  5. Bankernoun

    a ditcher; a drain digger

  6. Bankernoun

    the stone bench on which masons cut or square their work

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. banker

    A vessel employed in the deep-sea cod-fishery on the great banks of Newfoundland. Also, a man who works on the sides of a canal, or on an embankment; a navvy.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Banker is ranked #7876 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Banker surname appeared 4,201 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Banker.

    89.8% or 3,774 total occurrences were White.
    4% or 172 total occurrences were Asian.
    2.2% or 95 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.8% or 79 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.5% or 65 total occurrences were Black.
    0.3% or 16 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'banker' in Nouns Frequency: #2330

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of banker in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of banker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of banker in a Sentence

  1. Apple Inc:

    We purchased 'The Banker' earlier this year as we were moved by the film's entertaining and educational story about social change and financial literacy, last week some concerns surrounding the film were brought to our attention.

  2. Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter:

    I do believe that a banker has approached some, and I do believe there are companies interested in buying them.

  3. Eric Hardmeyer:

    There's only so much patience out there, it's not the banker's fault and it's not the suppliers' fault that commodity prices are what they are. They all need to get paid.

  4. Mark Twain:

    A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.

  5. French Proverb:

    A father is a banker provided by nature.

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