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bank

Short Definition : heap; piled-up mass; embankment; lateral tilting (as of an aircraft in turning); V: pile up; protect with a bank; tilt in turning

Definition
(noun) sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water)
Example Sentence
  • they pulled the canoe up on the bank
  • he sat on the bank of the river and watched the currents

Definition
(noun) a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities
Example Sentence
  • he cashed a check at the bank
  • that bank holds the mortgage on my home

Definition
(noun) a long ridge or pile
Example Sentence
  • a huge bank of earth

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(noun) an arrangement of similar objects in a row or in tiers
Example Sentence
  • he operated a bank of switches

Definition
(noun) a supply or stock held in reserve for future use (especially in emergencies)
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(noun) the funds held by a gambling house or the dealer in some gambling games
Example Sentence
  • he tried to break the bank at Monte Carlo

Definition
(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
Synonyms : camber , cant

Definition
(noun) a container (usually with a slot in the top) for keeping money at home
Example Sentence
  • the coin bank was empty

Definition
(noun) a building in which the business of banking transacted
Synonyms : bank building
Example Sentence
  • the bank is on the corner of Nassau and Witherspoon

Definition
(noun) a flight maneuver; aircraft tips laterally about its longitudinal axis (especially in turning)
Example Sentence
  • the plane went into a steep bank

Definition
(verb) tip laterally
Example Sentence
  • the pilot had to bank the aircraft

Definition
(verb) enclose with a bank
Example Sentence
  • bank roads

Definition
(verb) do business with a bank or keep an account at a bank
Example Sentence
  • Where do you bank in this town?

Definition
(verb) act as the banker in a game or in gambling
Definition
(verb) be in the banking business
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(verb) put into a bank account
Synonyms : deposit
Example Sentence
  • She deposits her paycheck every month

Definition
(verb) cover with ashes so to control the rate of burning
Example Sentence
  • bank a fire

Definition
(verb) have confidence or faith in
Synonyms : rely , swear , trust
Example Sentence
  • We can trust in God
  • Rely on your friends
  • bank on your good education
  • I swear by my grandmother's recipes

bantering

Short Definition : joking talk; good-naturedly ridiculing; N.V. banter

Definition
(adj) cleverly amusing in tone
Synonyms : facetious , tongue-in-cheek
Example Sentence
  • a bantering tone
  • facetious remarks
  • tongue-in-cheek advice

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bantering

Bantering -- bante + ring; bante - remember Banta Singh -- we read so many silly jokes on him. we can figure out Banta Singh as a funny person or a person who always does joking talks.
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by dimplegirl_p

bantering=ban+tearing i.e ban tears and to ban tears we crack jokes and do joyful talks.
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by jimmysukhwani

you can percieve it like banta(e)-(r)sing...which is good natured ridiculing..!!
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by sonalrulzzzz

bNATERING SOUNDS LIKE CATERING,CANTEEMN WHERE WE DO JOYFUL TALKS
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by itskhush.gupta

Remember this as santa-banta jokes i.e., we crack jokes on them and hence the meaning.
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by srikanthkomirshetty

remember chntu bantu talks in movie style
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by swap.kamble

bar

Short Definition : railing in a courtroom; legal profession; vertical line dividing a staff into equal measures; Ex. prisoner at the bar; V: shut in or out with bars; forbid; exclude; CF. barrister

Definition
(noun) a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter
Synonyms : barroom , ginmill , saloon , taproom
Example Sentence
  • he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar

Definition
(noun) a counter where you can obtain food or drink
Example Sentence
  • he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar

Definition
(noun) a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon
Example Sentence
  • there were bars in the windows to prevent escape

Definition
(noun) musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats
Synonyms : measure
Example Sentence
  • the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song

Definition
(noun) an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal
Example Sentence
  • it was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar

Definition
(noun) the act of preventing
Synonyms : prevention
Example Sentence
  • there was no bar against leaving
  • money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza

Definition
(noun) (meteorology) a unit of pressure equal to a million dynes per square centimeter
Example Sentence
  • unfortunately some writers have used bar for one dyne per square centimeter

Definition
(noun) a submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore
Example Sentence
  • the boat ran aground on a submerged bar in the river

Definition
(noun) the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction
Example Sentence
  • he was admitted to the bar in New Jersey

Definition
(noun) a narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background
Synonyms : streak , stripe
Example Sentence
  • a green toad with small black stripes or bars
  • may the Stars and Stripes forever wave

Definition
(noun) a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax)
Synonyms : cake
Example Sentence
  • a bar of chocolate

Definition
(noun) a portable .30 caliber automatic rifle operated by gas pressure and fed by cartridges from a magazine; used by United States troops in World War I and in World War II and in the Korean War
Definition
(noun) a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises
Definition
(noun) a heating element in an electric fire
Example Sentence
  • an electric fire with three bars

Definition
(noun) (law) a railing that encloses the part of the courtroom where the judges and lawyers sit and the case is tried
Example Sentence
  • spectators were not allowed past the bar

Definition
(verb) prevent from entering; keep out
Synonyms : debar , exclude
Example Sentence
  • He was barred from membership in the club

Definition
(verb) render unsuitable for passage
Example Sentence
  • block the way
  • barricade the streets
  • stop the busy road

Definition
(verb) expel, as if by official decree
Synonyms : banish , relegate
Example Sentence
  • he was banished from his own country

Definition
(verb) secure with, or as if with, bars
Example Sentence
  • He barred the door

barb

Short Definition : sharp projection from fishhook, arrow, or other object; openly cutting remark

Definition
(noun) an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
Synonyms : dig , gibe , jibe , shaft , shot , slam
Example Sentence
  • his parting shot was `drop dead'
  • she threw shafts of sarcasm
  • she takes a dig at me every chance she gets

Definition
(noun) the pointed part of barbed wire
Definition
(noun) a subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove
Definition
(noun) one of the parallel filaments projecting from the main shaft of a feather
Definition
(verb) provide with barbs
Example Sentence
  • barbed wire

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for barb

Imagine a 'barb-e-que' being prepared with the help of a needle-like-stick..
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by soumen

barb sounds like BARBER-so remember tat BARBER will be having SHARP scissors
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by moorthy_ragha

barber uses scissor to cut your hair so barb can be taken from it as a cutting remark.
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by sriharisharma

generally we call a barb(for laying fencing)wire hence it refers to sharp thick which is projected on a wire and hence it can openly cut ...
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by avis484

BEst example wld be an BarbWIre Used for fencing for protection against theft...!!
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by ajayrulez

imagine a barbarian running with sharp objects in hand and shouting cutting remarks
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by pintu89

bard

Short Definition : poet

Definition
(noun) a lyric poet
Definition
(noun) an ornamental caparison for a horse
Definition
(verb) put a caparison on
Synonyms : barde , caparison , dress up
Example Sentence
  • caparison the horses for the festive occasion

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bard

bard sounds like beard!! so poets will b havin beard usually!!
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by ajaiiyer

Think of George Barnard(BARDnard)shaw. he is an author but imagine that he is a lyric poet. it might help
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by rejaulmeister

bard-it brings to us the word bald,if bard is pronounced . poet's are generally bald..hehehe
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by sriharisharma

bard sounds like bird--imagine a poet writing a poem on bird.
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by aniruddha_chaudhari

Bard writes & Bird sings.
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by shadip

Remember the Village BARD (a poet) from Asterix comics who used to sing horrible songs and irritate the whole village!!!
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by passion2win

bard - bearded nerd
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by shalnew

William Shakespeare was called BARD of Avon...
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by Aditya Parihar

Everyone becomes a bard inside a bear bar.
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by rawaldelhi@gmail.com

barefaced

Short Definition : shameless and noticeable; blatant; bold; unconcealed; having no covering on the face; Ex. barefaced lie

Definition
(adj) with no effort to conceal
Synonyms : bald
Example Sentence
  • a barefaced lie

Definition
(adj) unrestrained by convention or propriety
Example Sentence
  • an audacious trick to pull
  • a barefaced hypocrite
  • the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim
  • bald-faced lies
  • brazen arrogance
  • the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for barefaced

adding to above statement Bar Faced. strippers u know have to shameless in order to dance against pole(in bar) and so they are noticeable
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by abhims2

Divide it like--Bar+e+face+d--Think of girls who dance in bar--they are very much bold, shameless. they are easily noticeable as they don't have any covering on their face. they are also unrestrained by society rules.
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by preetisoni2411

Bare+Face. ppl usally cover there face when ter feel shame. but barefaced means not covering during shameful situation. hence shameless n bold
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by xecutive

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