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Meaning & Definition of Bank in English

English

Bank

/bæŋk/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • bank

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • depository financial institution
  • ,
  • bank
  • ,
  • banking concern
  • ,
  • banking company

3. A long ridge or pile

  • "A huge bank of earth"
    synonym:
  • bank

4. An arrangement of similar objects in a row or in tiers

  • "He operated a bank of switches"
    synonym:
  • bank

5. A supply or stock held in reserve for future use (especially in emergencies)

    synonym:
  • bank

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

  • "He tried to break the bank at monte carlo"
    synonym:
  • bank

7. 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
    synonym:
  • bank
  • ,
  • cant
  • ,
  • camber

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

  • "The coin bank was empty"
    synonym:
  • savings bank
  • ,
  • coin bank
  • ,
  • money box
  • ,
  • bank

9. A building in which the business of banking transacted

  • "The bank is on the corner of nassau and witherspoon"
    synonym:
  • bank
  • ,
  • bank building

10. A flight maneuver

  • Aircraft tips laterally about its longitudinal axis (especially in turning)
  • "The plane went into a steep bank"
    synonym:
  • bank

verb

1. Tip laterally

  • "The pilot had to bank the aircraft"
    synonym:
  • bank

2. Enclose with a bank

  • "Bank roads"
    synonym:
  • bank

3. Do business with a bank or keep an account at a bank

  • "Where do you bank in this town?"
    synonym:
  • bank

4. Act as the banker in a game or in gambling

    synonym:
  • bank

5. Be in the banking business

    synonym:
  • bank

6. Put into a bank account

  • "She deposits her paycheck every month"
    synonym:
  • deposit
  • ,
  • bank

7. Cover with ashes so to control the rate of burning

  • "Bank a fire"
    synonym:
  • bank

8. 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"
    synonym:
  • trust
  • ,
  • swear
  • ,
  • rely
  • ,
  • bank

Examples of using

What time does the bank open?
Is the bank open today?
We should deposit this money in a bank.