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    bank - Dictionary definition and meaning for word bank

    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
    Definition
    (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) Definition
    (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 Definition
    (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
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