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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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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. Tara Sinclair:

    What’s also troubling is that in the third quarter companies have been announcing job cuts, including a range of industries from banks to telecoms, as well as continued cuts in energy.

  2. Bill Maher:

    This is why so many people, by the way, were triggered by COVID policies. They were already sick of rules, regulation should be a good issue for Democrats. It's certainly one they're associated with. And I think the average voter would agree that banks, chemical plants and drug companies need watching … but Democrats have become a parody of themselves just making rules to make rules because it makes you feel like you're a better person. Making sure that everything bad never happens again, which you can never fully do. It just makes everyone else's life a drag.

  3. David Ng:

    Banks are lending to companies that can sell faster, so they get their money back quickly and renew their loans more comfortably.

  4. Joe Biden:

    I am firmly committed to holding those responsible for this mess fully accountable and to continuing our efforts to strengthen oversight and regulation of larger banks so that we are not in this position again.

  5. Joe Biden:

    No losses will be borne by the taxpayers. Let me repeat that: No losses will be borne by the taxpayers, the management of these banks will be fired. If the bank is taken over by FDIC, the people running the bank should not work there anymore.

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    the transportation of people (as a family or colony) to a new settlement (as after an upheaval of some kind)
    A relocation
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